The origin story of Lil Nas X is as well-known as Spider-Man's beginnings. After his viral hit "Old Town Road" was cast off of Billboard's Hot Country chart for apparently not being country enough, it was quickly embraced by Billy Ray Cyrus, who hopped on the remix and helped propel the song to the top of the Billboard Hot 100 for a record-obliterating19 straight weeks. In perhaps the most fitting next chapter that feels like the song's action-packed finale, "Old Town Road (Remix)" has been nominated for Musical Event of the Year at the 2019 Country Music Awards. After so many twists and turns, this recognition (chance to make yet another magnetic statement) feels surreal.
Along with the rest of the CMA nominees revealed Wednesdsay (August 28), "Old Town Road (Remix)" is up for for Musical Event of the Year along with "All My Favorite People" by Maren Morris and Brothers Osborne, "Brand New Man" by Brooks & Dunn and Luke Combs, "Dive Bar" by Garth Brooks and Blake Shelton, and "What Happens in a Small Town" by Brantley Gilbert and Lindsay Ell.
Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus both took to Twitter and had a few words to say about their nomination:
The pair recently won the Moon Person for Song of the Year at the 2019 VMAs — marking Lil Nas X's first award ever. At the show on Monday night, he also gave a spectacular, futuristic performance of "Panini" that involved cracking a joke about there being a future where new "Old Town Road" remixes are still coming out. Hey, it could still happen.