Despite originally being deemed “not country enough” by charts standards, Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road (Remix)” is now nominated for a Country Music Association Award.
The longest-running No. 1 hit in American music history is up for a win at this year’s CMAs. It is nominated in the “Musical Event Of The Year” category. Both Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus are nominated together, and are up against names such as Garth Brooks, Maren Morris, Brooks & Dunn, Brantley Gilbert and Lindsay Ell.
“Old Town Road” was the No. 1 song in the country for 19 straight weeks. Last week, it dropped out of the top spot, and currently sits at No. 4. He recently won a Video Music Award for “Song Of The Year.”
The 20-year-old is now shifting his focus to the other songs from his 7 EP, named “Panini.” He recently promised Joe Jonas of the Jonas Brothers a spot on the inevitable remix. He performed the aforementioned track for the very first time at the VMAs earlier this week (Monday, Aug. 26).