Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ Removed From Billboard Country Chart for ‘Not Embracing Enough Elements’ of Country Music

Lil Nas X‘s “Old Town Road” is at middle of an issue. The Atlanta rapper’s rising viral hit was eliminated by Billboard from its Hot Country Songs Chart, the chart firm confirmed in a press release on Wednesday (March 27). “Upon further review, it was determined that ‘Old Town Road’ by Lil Nas X does not currently merit inclusion on Billboard‘s country charts. When determining genres, a few factors are examined, but first and foremost is musical composition. While ‘Old Town Road’ incorporates references to country and cowboy imagery, it does not embrace enough elements of today’s country music to chart in its current version,” the corporate mentioned. After receiving some backlash for the choice on social media, Billboard additionally clarified the choice additional in a press release to Genius: “Billboard’s decision to take the song off of the country chart had absolutely nothing to do with the race of the artist.” “just because old town road has funny lines doesn’t mean it’s parody. it has a theme. anybody with ears can tell i put some kind of effort into that song,” Lil Nas X wrote on Twitter. Prior to “Old Town Road,” Lil Nas X launched his video for “Carry On” in September of 2018. simply because previous city street has humorous strains doesn’t imply it’s parody. it has a theme. anyone with ears can inform i put some sort of effort into that music. — nope (@LilNasX) March 27, 2019 [embedded content][embedded content] Just Jared on Facebook Sponsored Links by ZergNet Also on Just Jared … Read extra at www.justjared.com/2019/03/28/lil-nas-xs-old-town-road-removed-from-billboard-country-chart-for-not-embracing-enough-elements-of-country-music/