The Country Billy Ray Cyrus Saw in “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X

Seventy-three Million Viewers and Miley Cyrus Can’t Be Wrong

The argument over what is and what isn’t authentic country music is exhausting. That’s why we’re not even going to question the country credibility of “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X. The song’s viral success shows country music culture at its greatest potential by resonating with 73 million people online.

And if organizers of Sunday’s (April 7) 54th annual ACM Awards choose to take advantage of the opportunity, the song is viral gold if they want to add it last-minute to the show.

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