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Music Row in Nashville shades Lil Nas X for “Old Town Road,” sharing huge billboard, congratulating Billy Ray Cyrus, but having Lil Nas X’s name in the smallest print, after he was removed from Country Music charts [PHOTO]

By Yuriy Andriyashchuk
Hip-HopVibe.com Staff Writer

When Lil Nas X first made noise, with “Old Town Road,” the song appealed to both hip hop and country. To this current era, it seems like something innovative. However, this is a page right out of Nelly’s playbook, who teamed up with Tim McGraw, back in 2004.

Lil Nas X topped the hip hop and country charts, making major history, but received a lot of backlash. The pressure was so intense that Billboard removed “Old Town Road” from the country charts. There was much backlash due to that.

The support didn’t stop, though, as Billy Ray Cyrus got on the remix for the “Old Town Road” track. Even with all the backlash, the capital of country music, Nashville, Tennessee, has a huge sign on Music Row, celebrating Billy Ray Cyrus for being back on top of Billboard Hot 100. Yes, Lil Nas X is mentioned, but in the smallest of small print, compared to the massive photo of Billy Ray Cyrus.

See the full Instagram post below:

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