Barack Obama’s Summer 2019 Playlist Includes Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus

Barack Obama’s Summer 2019 Playlist Includes Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus

Former President Barack Obama shared his annual summer playlist via Twitter on Aug. 24.

The 44-song playlist—from the 44th President—included Lil Nas X’s mega-hit, “Old Town Road,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus. While “Old Town Road” was the only country song in the mix, the eclectic playlist feature a lineup of artists that included Stevie Wonder, Frank Sinatra, The Black Keys, Van Morrison, The Rolling Stones and more.

“With summer winding down, here’s a sampling of what Michelle and I have been listening to—some new, some old, some fast, some slow,” said President Obama. “Hope you enjoy.”

“Old Town Road” topped the Billboard Hot 100 chart for 19 consecutive weeks in 2019, which is the longest run in the chart’s history.

photo by Curtis Hilbun, AFF-USA.com

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Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Chris Young Earns 3 CMA Award Nominations

Congrats to Chris Young who is a 3-time CMA Award nominee this year.

His song “Famous Friends”, which he sings with Kane Brown, racked up nominations in the categories of Single, Musical Event, and Video of the Year.

Talking about his nominations, Chris says “I was blown away by the fact that there were three award nominations for the song. I mean, there’s so much that’s gone into it and so many people that have fallen in love with it and supported it and, you know, just having a hit with your friend in the first place is great with a song like “Famous Friends” with my buddy Kane Brown, but then to be nominated for three different CMA Awards, including Single of the Year. It’s just incredible.”

Chris, Kane and all the other nominees will learn if they’re taking home trophies, when the 55th Annual CMA Awards are handed out in Nashville on Wednesday November 10 – broadcasted live on ABC.

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