Smart Investment When Lil Nas X was writing “OldTown Road,” he spent $30 to buy the beat that is now part of music history. He purchased it fromYoungKio, a teen living in a village outside Amsterdam inThe Netherlands. He had begun making music several years earlier and uploaded his various creations to a digital music marketplace where Lil Nas X came across it. Red Carpet Ride Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus arrived on horseback for their performance at the 2019 BET Awards. The two rode down an empty red carpet to the doors of the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, dismounted, and then entered the stage that was set up like a saloon to perform “OldTown Road.”


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