KCRW: Lil Nas X’s ‘Old Town Road’ and the cultural significance of black country music

The number one track on the Billboard Top 100 Chart right now is called Old Town Road with Lil Nas X.

He describes his song as country-trap, but not everyone agrees it’s country enough. Billboard quietly removed the song from their “Hot Country Songs” chart, saying, it “does not embrace enough elements of today’s country music.” As a result the song has ended up at the center of a debate on race, the Nashville establishment and musical genres.

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