You Have to Hear Billy Ray Cyrus and Lil Nas X's "Old Town Road" Remix

Listen to the viral hit here
By Elyse Dupre Apr 05, 2019 1:28 PMTags
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You've never heard "Old Town Road" performed like this before.

Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus gave music fans an epic surprise on Thursday when they dropped a remix of the viral song.

They also shared photos and videos of themselves recording the hit.

"BILLY F--KIN RAY!!!" Lil Nas X captioned one photo. 

Lil Nas X released the original version back in December, and the tune's rap and country combination won fans over. In fact, Rolling Stone reported it was on Billboard's cross-genre Hot 100 chart, the Country Songs chart and the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart at the same time. However, Billboard told the magazine that, upon further review, the artist's song did not merit inclusion on its country chart—causing a bit of controversy.

"I believe whenever you're trying something new, it's always going to get some kind of bad reception," the 19-year-old star told Time. "For example, when rap started, or when rock and roll began. But with country trap, I in no way want to take credit for that. I believe Young Thug would be one of the biggest pioneers in that."

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However, it looks like Cyrus is standing behind him.

"Been watching everything going on with OTR," Cyrus wrote on Instagram yesterday. "When I got thrown off the charts, Waylon Jennings said to me 'Take this as a compliment' means you're doing something great! Only Outlaws are outlawed. Welcome to the club!"

 

 

Watch the videos to hear the song.