Lil Nas X has made a splash with his crossover hit “Old Town Road”, and now he’s found a way to make the rap song even more “country”.
On Wednesday, Rolling Stone reported that Nas had brought country singer Billy Ray Cyrus in to contribute on his first official remix of “Old Town Road”, a report Nas himself confirmed on Twitter:
Earlier that day, Cyrus shared an Instagram post backing Nas after his song was removed from the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart for not being “country” enough.
Billboard had said of the decision to remove the song from the chart, “It does not embrace enough elements of today’s country music.”
In the meantime, “Old Town Road” has reached the No. 15 spot on Billboard‘s overall Hot 100 pop chart.