Lil Nas X celebrates Old Town Road milestone
- Bang Showbiz
- 30 July 2019
Lil Nas X is celebrating after 'Old Town Road' became the longest running number one on the Billboard chart
Lil Nas X is celebrating after 'Old Town Road' became the longest running number one on the Billboard chart.
The 20-year-old rapper penned a poignant post on his Instagram account after his hit song reached the milestone.
Punctuated with emojis, he wrote on the photo sharing site: "on december 2nd i went into the studio & recorded OLD TOWN ROAD & put it out the exact same day!! did i know it would become the longest running number 1 song of all time? NO!‼️
"but i am so thankful that this blessing has been placed upon me. this song has changed my life and the way i see the world around me in less than a year. thank you to every single person who has been apart of this journey. as i said before, it's just the beginning! (sic)"
And Lil Nas X also took the opportunity to detail how the song was made.
He added: "last year in october, as a struggling artist starting to lose faith in what i could be, i went looking for beats on youtube. i remember clicking on so many generic sounding beats, trying to find the right one for me. when suddenly i came across a country-trap sounding masterpiece. i immediately knew i would make something special out of it! my sister told me i had little time left before i had to leave her house after being there for months promoting my music online and not helping her out much. i was so upset! i used it as motivation for the song!
"i jokingly/seriously saw myself as a loner cowboy needing to run away from it all! I went out on my sister's back porch and listened to the beat OVER & OVER & OVER!! then it came to me!! in my best singing voice i sung "YEAHHH IM GONNA TAKE MY HORSE TO THE OLD TOWN ROAD I'M GONNA RIDEEEE TIL I CANT NO MORE" I LOVED IT ALREADY! i started to work on it EVERY SINGLE DAY. it needed to be funny, it needed to be catchy, it needed to be hip hop, it needed to be country, & it needed to be short!! (sic)"