BILLY RAY CYRUS AND LIL NAS X RACK UP THREE GRAMMY® NOMINATIONS
NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Billy Ray Cyrus and Lil Nas X are unstoppable as they rack up 3 nominations at the 62nd Annual GRAMMY® Awards for "Old Town Road (Billy Ray Cyrus Remix)" in the all genre Record Of The Year and Best Music Video categories, as well as Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. The 62nd Annual GRAMMY® Awards air January 26 on CBS.
“I want to thank the fans. This is the people’s record. ‘Old Town Road’ is the people’s song. So much to be thankful for. Truly an honor. It’s a great time to be a singer/songwriter from Flatwoods, Kentucky,” said Cyrus.
These latest nominations brings Cyrus' total GRAMMY® nods to 7 over the course of his impressive career.
Record of the Year "Hey, Ma" — Bon Iver "Bad Guy" — Billie Eilish "7 Rings" — Ariana Grande "Hard Place" — H.E.R. "Talk" — Khalid "Old Town Road" — Lil Nas X featuring Billy Ray Cyrus "Truth Hurts" — Lizzo "Sunflower" — Post Malone & Swae Lee
Best Pop Duo/Group Performance "Boyfriend" — Ariana Grande & Social House "Sucker" — Jonas Brothers "Old Town Road" — Lil Nas X Featuring Billy Ray Cyrus "Sunflower" — Post Malone & Swae Lee "Senorita" — Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello
Best Music Video "We've Got to Try" — The Chemical Brothers Ellie Fry, video director; Ninian Doff, video producer "This Land" — Gary Clark Jr. Savanah Leaf, video director; Jason Cole, Danielle Hinde & Alicia Martinez, video producers "Cellophane" — FKA twigs Andrew Thomas Huang, video director; Alex Chamberlain, video producer "Old Town Road (Official Movie)" — Lil Nas X & Billy Ray Cyrus Calmatic, video director; Candice Dragonas, Melissa Larsen & Saul Levitz, video producers "Glad He's Gone" Tove Lo — Vania Heymann & Gal Muggia, video directors; Nathan Schottenfels, video producer
The GRAMMY® nominations follow Cyrus and Lil Nas X's win at the Country Music Association Awards for Musical Event of the Year last week. Already this year, Cyrus and Lil Nas X took home two MTV VMA Moonmen for Song of the Year and Best Direction, as well as two trophies at the BET Hip Hop Awards for Best Collab, Duo or Group and Single of the Year.
This is all on the on the heels of the song being certified diamond by the RIAA as Cyrus leads the pack for nominations as a country artist in the 2019 American Music Awards, yet none of the nods are in country categories. Cyrus is nominated in the all-genre Collaboration of the Year and Favorite Music Video categories, as well as Favorite Rap/Hip-Hop Song and Favorite Pop/Rock Song. The 2019 American Music Awards air November 24 on ABC.
Not only is “Old Town Road (Billy Ray Cyrus remix)" the first song of 2019 to gain the diamond recognition, it is the first in the RIAA’s history to meet the minimum requirement of 10,000,000 units sold so quickly.
About Billy Ray Cyrus: Billy Ray Cyrus became a household name over the course of his unprecedented career which spans across music, television and theater. Throughout his nearly three decade career, Cyrus has achieved worldwide success as a singer, songwriter, actor and producer. The Flatwoods, KY native exploded onto the music scene when his first album, Some Gave All, debuted on the all-genre Billboard album chart at No. 1 and stayed there for a record-breaking 17 weeks in 1992. The lead single, "Achy Breaky Heart," became a phenomenon as the single went multi-platinum. After "Achy Breaky Heart," Cyrus followed up with back to back hits “It Could’ve Been Me,” “She’s Not Crying Anymore,” “Wher'm I Gonna Live When I Get Home?” and the anthemic “Some Gave All.” Cyrus knocked himself out of the top Billboard position with the his second No. 1 album, It Won’t Be The Last, featuring smash hits “In the Heart of a Woman,” “Words By Heart” and “Somebody New.” Cyrus followed up with dozens more that defined country music. “To me, my most defining moment in country was being joined by George Jones and Loretta Lynn on my self-penned ‘Country Music Has the Blues,’” said Cyrus. He also enjoyed a successful career as an actor in “Doc” and “Still The King,” as well as the Disney series “Hannah Montana” with his daughter Miley. Recently, Cyrus has shattered records with Lil Nas X with the global smash, "Old Town Road," which remained No. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for 19 consecutive weeks.