Former President Barack Obama ranked Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road (Billy Ray Cyrus Remix),” a song also included on his Summer Playlist, as one of his favorite songs of the year.
“I stand here with the most humble heart that Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town
Road’ featuring BRC is still on Former President Barack Obama’s official
playlist of 2019. What a way to cap off the year,” said Billy Ray
“Old Town Road (Billy Ray Cyrus Remix)” continues touching audiences and all ages worldwide as the pair are up for 3 nominations at the 62nd Annual GRAMMY® Awards in the all genre Record Of The Year and Best Music Video categories, as well as Best Pop Duo/Group Performance,
which air January 26 on CBS. These latest nominations brings Cyrus’
total GRAMMY® nods to 7 over the course of his impressive career.
The GRAMMY® nominations follow Cyrus and Lil Nas X’s win at the American Music Awards for Favorite Song Hip-Hop/Rap and the Country Music Association Awards for Musical Event of the Year. In addition, Cyrus and Lil Nas X took home two MTV VMA Moonmen for Song of the Year and Best Direction, as well as two trophies at the BET Hip Hop Awards for Best Collab, Duo or Group and Single of the Year.
This is all on the on the heels of the song being certified diamond by the RIAA. Not
only is “Old Town Road (Billy Ray Cyrus remix)” the first song of 2019
to gain the diamond recognition, it is the first in the RIAA’s history
to meet the minimum requirement of 10,000,000 units sold so quickly.
About Billy Ray Cyrus:
Billy Ray Cyrus became a household name over the course of his
unprecedented career which spans across music, television and theater.
Throughout his nearly three decade career, Cyrus has achieved worldwide
success as a singer, songwriter, actor and producer. The Flatwoods, KY
native exploded onto the music scene when his first album, Some Gave
All, debuted on the all-genre Billboard album chart at No. 1 and stayed
there for a record-breaking 17 weeks in 1992. The lead single, “Achy
Breaky Heart,” became a phenomenon as the single went multi-platinum.
After “Achy Breaky Heart,” Cyrus followed up with back to back hits “It
Could’ve Been Me,” “She’s Not Crying Anymore,” “Wher’m I Gonna Live When
I Get Home?” and the anthemic “Some Gave All.” Cyrus knocked himself
out of the top Billboard position with the his second No. 1 album, It
Won’t Be The Last, featuring smash hits “In the Heart of a Woman,”
“Words By Heart” and “Somebody New.” Cyrus followed up with dozens more
that defined country music. “To me, my most defining moment in country
was being joined by George Jones and Loretta Lynn on my self-penned
‘Country Music Has the Blues,’” said Cyrus. He also enjoyed a successful
career as an actor in “Doc” and “Still The King,” as well as the Disney
series “Hannah Montana” with his daughter Miley. Recently, Cyrus has
shattered records with Lil Nas X with the global smash, “Old Town Road,”
which remained No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 19 consecutive weeks.