Lil Nas X Spent $30 to Record “Old Town Road”

…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.


(Rolling Stone)