Old Town Road

Old Town Road by Lil Nas X was a UK number 1 hit on Thursday, April 25, 2019 spending 2 week(s) at the top of the UK charts. The song has been widely labeled as "country rap", a genre that had not often reached the mainstream prior to its release. Lil Nas X purchased the instrumental for US$30 and recorded "Old Town Road" in one day. At the time, he had been living with his sister after dropping out of college; his real world struggles were an influence on some of the lyrics. The song was awarded diamond certification by the RIAA in October 2019, for selling ten million total units in the United States, the fastest song to be awarded diamond certification. At the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards, the remix featuring Billy Ray Cyrus was nominated for Record of the Year and won Best Pop Duo/Group Performance and Best Music Video. In October 2019, Nas X's label Columbia Records/Sony Music Entertainment, won the Music & Sound Recordings Award from SAG-AFTRA "for work that exemplifies equal access" of LGBTQ and "other misrepresented or underrepresented groups."

Old Town Road FAQs

Who sang Old Town Road?

Old Town Road was performed by Lil Nas X

What year did Old Town Road get to the UK number 1 spot?

Old Town Road first became a UK number 1 on Thursday, April 25, 2019

How long was Old Town Road at number 1 in the UK?

Old Town Road spent 2 week(s) at number 1 in the UK.