Lil Nas X‘s “Old Town Road” wasn’t allowed to appear on any of Billboard’s country charts, but that hasn’t stopped the viral hit from being nominated for country music’s most prestigious award.
The record-breaking smash, featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, has been nominated for a CMA award for Musical Event of the Year.
That’s the category that features records by artists who don’t normally record together. That means Lil Nas X is nominated alongside country superstars like Garth Brooks, Blake Shelton and Maren Morris.
“Thank you guys for this nomination,” tweeted Lil Nas, captioning a photo of the nominees list.
Could Lil Nas also sing on the show? It seems like a real possibility, since he already performed “Old Town Road” with BRC and CMA Entertainer of the Year Keith Urban at CMA Fest in June — that performance was featured on the subsequent ABC special.
Tune in to see if Lil Nas X wins when the CMA Awards air November 13 on ABC.
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