This song "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X shot up the Billboard Hot Country song chart to Number 19. The app TikTok helped create the hype but some country fans aren't sure this is actually a country song. Billboard pulled the song from their chart which created an intense debate online to whether the song qualifies as country. Billboard made a statement to Rolling Stone, "Upon further review, it was determined that "Old Town Road" by Lil Nas X does not currently merit inclusion on Billboard‘s country charts, when determining genres, a few factors are examined, but first and foremost is musical composition. While "Old Town Road" incorporates references to country and cowboy imagery, it does not embrace enough elements of today’s country music to chart in its current version.”
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