Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus Wins Song of the Year at MTV’s VMAs

Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road” Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus Wins Song of the Year at MTV’s VMAs

Lil Nas X earned his first trophy at MTV’s Video Music Awards on Aug. 26 as his smash hit, “Old Town Road,” featuring Billy Ray Cyrus, won Song of the Year.

The tune, which spent a record 19 weeks at No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, bested hits from Drake, Ariana Grande, Jonas Brothers, Taylor Swift and Lady Gaga and Bradley Cooper.

“This is my first award ever,” said Lil Nas X, as he accepted the moon man trophy onstage next to Billy Ray. “I want to say thank you to this man [Billy Ray] for helping me take my career to the next level.

“I never dreamed I’d be standing here tonight,” added Billy Ray “One time, Johnny Cash wrote me a letter, and in the letter, he said, ‘It’s good to be reminded where all goodness comes from: Almighty God.'”

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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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