If you asked me a year ago if I thought Billy Ray Cyrus was going to be a rap/country icon in 2019, I would’ve slapped you for being stupid.
Yet, on April 4th, 2019, here we’re are.
Yes, Billy Ray Cyrus is back and back with a vengeance.
billy ray cyrus a whole ally im screaming pic.twitter.com/clHr6xN59P
— mentally ill (@heavybagofbones) April 4, 2019
If you’ve been anywhere and hear anything recently, you’ve probably heard Lil Nas X’s Old Town Road and probably thought to yourself, “Wow, this is the greatest song of all time. It definitely can’t get any better than this, can it?”
Billy Ray Cyrus quietly entered the picture and whispered, “Yes it can.”
After having his straight-up-and-down banger removed from the Billboard country charts for “Not being country enough”, Lil Nas X recruited the 90’s country ‘star’ to add some pizzazz to the track, and holy mother of God, is it amazing.
— Billy Ray Cyrus (@billyraycyrus) April 5, 2019
The internet lost it’s shit collectively.
Billy Ray Cyrus, IN 2019, was trending number one worldwide after the song’s release, leading to some gems such as the following.
Billy Ray Cyrus:
“Hat down, cross-town, livin like a rockstar
Spend a lot of money on my brand new guitar”
— Vad Nole (@vadnole) April 5, 2019
billy ray cyrus walking out the studio pic.twitter.com/fOeGSF2FQU
— 🧸 (@donniemustdie) April 5, 2019
Me waiting for Billy Ray Cyrus to drop a mixtape after listening to the Old Town Road Remix pic.twitter.com/PefphPmri9
— Black McAndrew (@McAndrewRed) April 5, 2019
Billy Ray at 1:38 : pic.twitter.com/pYwY6BJhZ3
— Your hero, Zero (@Henry_Has_It) April 5, 2019
Anyway, the song’s really good and you should go listen to it.