Electronic deejay and producer Diplo invited Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus to close out the California’s country music festival, Stagecoach, on Sunday, April 29. The duo appeared together to perform the live debut of the country — or not — single “Old Town Road.” Together with Diplo, the trio performed the remixed version of Nas X’s hot song.
Cyrus helped Lil Nas X remix “Old Town Road” after his original version was removed from Billboard‘s Hot Country chart for not being “country enough.” The outlet quietly removed the song, saying at the time it “does not embrace enough elements of today’s country music to chart in its current version.”
Mere days later, the song made its debut on the Billboard Country Airplay chart, based on airplay on country radio stations around the United States. At press time, the remix that features Cyrus sits at No. 50 on that chart. Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus recently finished filming a music video together.
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