…Talk about winning the lottery
“Old Town Road” is the biggest song in the country right now. It’s been at #1 for seven straight weeks. It’s hard to believe that the man behind it . . . LIL NAS X . . . is only 20 years old. And that he only spent $30 to record it.
That’s how much he paid to lease the beat, which he found on YouTube. Then he spent about a month working on the lyrics. He actually had to Google Western lingo, because he wasn’t familiar with cowboy terminology.
He says, quote, “It was the first song I genuinely formulated. I was like, ‘I gotta make it short, I gotta make it catchy, I gotta have quotable lines that people want to use as captions.’
“Especially with the ‘horses in the back’ line, I was like, ‘This is something people are gonna say every day.'”
After the song blew up, he signed a record deal . . . then came the BILLY RAY CYRUS remix . . . and the rest is history.