Wednesday, March 27, 2019

"Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ Was a Country Hit. Then Country Changed Its Mind"

Rolling Stone:

it debuted on Billboard’s cross-genre Hot 100 chart, the Hot Country Songs chart and the Hot R&B/Hip-Hop Songs chart all at once.

Lil Nas X’s career on the country chart, though, was short-lived. Billboard quietly removed “Old Town Road” from Hot Country Songs

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"While ‘Old Town Road’ incorporates references to country and cowboy imagery, it does not embrace enough elements of today’s country music to chart in its current version.”