Country music fans erupt for Lil Nas X at CMA Fest
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Rapper Lil Nas X may have been deemed not country enough by Billboard, but he got plenty of support from country music fans and artists when he made his debut CMA Fest performance.
Fans were chanting for “Old Town Road” about an hour before he appeared on the CMA Fest stage in Nissan Stadium in Nashville, Tennessee, on Saturday. The crowd roared with excitement when the 20-year-old rapper came out in a sparkly orange denim suit and white cowboy hat and boots with Billy Ray Cyrus on guitar and Keith Urban on banjo. He may only have one song that anybody knows, but the crowds in the stadium reacted as if Taylor Swift had been there.
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