Kentucky native Billy Ray Cyrus joins forces with rapper on remix

The Internet Is Loving the Remix of 'Old Town Road'

Old Town Road now sits at number 15 on the cross-genre Billboard Top 100 chart, and had been viewed more than 23 million times on YouTube. After Lil Nas X delivers his memorable bars, Cyrus closes out the song echoing lyrics about luxurious cars and jewelry.

But while Billboard and the rest of the country establishment in Nashville may not have felt "Old Town Road" was country enough, fans of the Atlanta rapper's song had no such issue.

On Friday, rapper Lil Nas X released a remix of his viral trap country song "Old Town Road" featuring pensive cowboy Billy Ray Cyrus.

Considering Cyrus has had a total of eight top-ten singles in the Billboard Country Songs chart, he probably knows what he's talking about.

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The song is now rocketing up the charts - whether Billboard wants it or not.

Two outlaws making a song to take you into the weekend.

Shortly thereafter, according to Rolling Stone, Billboard removed the song from the country charts entirely, telling Lil Nas X's label that its original inclusion was a mistake. Is this going to be the song of the summer?

Lil Nas X has described the song as "country-trap", a genre for which there is no chart... yet. The reason? The song "did not embrace enough elements of today's country music to chart in its current version". Listen to the remix with Billy Ray Cyrus below. They get awarded for it and called innovators but a black man does it and it's an issue. Nah.

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