If you went on social media in , chances are you saw something about viral musical sensation Lil Nas X, also known as the year-old rapper behind "Old Town Road" —the song everyone loves to love and hate. And now, it's earned three nominations at the Grammys, adding to Nas X's total of six nominations. Times , " and I know there is so much more to come, but the nominations gave me more validation than I already had given myself. What's the "All-Stars" all about? ET—because you're definitely not going to want to miss all that. It's also the top Google-searched song of
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After gaining popularity, the single was re-released by Columbia Records in March The song has been widely labeled as " country rap ", a genre that had not often reached the mainstream prior to its release. Dutch record producer YoungKio produced the instrumental and made it available for purchase online in The sample was placed behind trap -style Roland TR drums and bass.
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There are some songs that seem to come out of nowhere, and then instantly, they are everywhere. Scroll through your social media channels, and you'll see captions featuring the lyrics "Can't nobody tell me nothin'" and friends posting clips while proclaiming "I got horses in the back. On YouTube, the video is consistently trending. But part of the songs's success has been because of its controversy. The song was originally released by year-old Lil Nas X—born Montero Hill, a social influencer turned rapper from Atlanta—back in December. Its popularity began in Tik Tok, an app where you can create and share short music videos.
It was originally recorded by Murphey, who had yet to add his middle name to his recorded work, and appears on his gold -plus album Blue Sky — Night Thunder. Released in February as the album's lead single , "Wildfire" became Murphey's highest-charting pop hit in the United States. The somber story song hit No. The single continued to sell, eventually receiving platinum certification from the RIAA , signifying sales of over two million US copies. Murphey and Cansler co-wrote "Wildfire" in , shortly after Murphey emerged as a solo artist. When Murphey rerecorded "Wildfire" for a new album in , he was quoted by Billboard as saying that what many consider his signature song "broke my career wide open and, on some level, still keeps it fresh. Because that song appeals to kids, and always has, it's kept my career fresh.