The key to this success has been his track Old Town Road, an infectious blend of hip hop and country, right down to lyrics such as “Ridin’ on a tractor/Lean all in my bladder” and “Cowboy hat from Gucci/Wrangler on my booty”. The crossover hit was embraced by everyone from Rolling Stone magazine to teens on TikTok, prompting Lil Nas X to quickly release a version featuring country titan Billy Ray Cyrus, known to one generation for his 1992 hit Achy Breaky Heart, and another for being Miley’s dad. “Everything seemed like a dream or a movie,” Nas says of his whirlwind 2019, culminating in six Grammy nominations, including best record for Old Town Road and best album for 2019’s 7. “It was like the world was playing a prank on me.” … [Read more...] about Lil Nas X: ‘I 100% want to represent the LGBT community’
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Even though this originally came out over 20 years ago, I have started playing it all over the place again, as it is one of the tracks featured on my forthcoming compilation “Listen Up Volume 1”, a retrospective of Bushwacka! Productions. Layo and I called ourselves The Usual Suspects and this EP, with Daydreaming on the other side, was a staple track in all our sets and part of the early years of us forming our sound. … [Read more...] about Something for the weekend from Bushwacka!
In May 2009, Ain't No Sunshine - another signature hit - reached the UK Top 40 for the first time (charting at Number 40) after a contestant performed the track on Britain's Got Talent. … [Read more...] about Who was Bill Withers and how did the Lean On Me singer die?
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