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Lil Nas X performs ‘Old Town Road’ with BTS, Billy Ray Cyrus and more

The Grammys were treated to a special rendition

The 62nd Grammy Awards saw some truly memorable performances from an array of artists including Aerosmith, Run DMC, Beyoncé, and Billie Eilish among others. But Lil Nas X and his special rendition of “Old Town Road” may have stolen the show.

The “Panini” singer ran through various remixes of “Old Town Road” as an enormous stage set-piece rotated to gradually reveal a host of collaborators. Lil Nas X sang the first verse solo before joining BTS for the second – taken from the “Seoul Town Road” remix – and then moving through an adapted version of the song to include appearances from the yodelling king Mason Ramsey (who nailed the yodel), producer Diplo, and rapper Nas.

Billy Ray Cyrus was of course present to deliver his vital “hat down, cross down, livin’ like a rockstar” verse. Cyrus and Lil Nas X also took home the awards for Best Music Video and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance thanks in part to their hit staying at the top of the Billboard chart for a record-breaking 17 weeks in 2019. 

Following the win, Cyrus sent a message of support to the Bryant family after the deaths of Kobe and Gianna Bryant earlier on Sunday, tweeting: “I’d like to dedicate both to Kobe and his beautiful daughter. Sending my thoughts and prayers to his family and friends during this difficult time.”

Watch the full performance below: