Billy Ray Cyrus and Lil Nas X had the crowd on their feet at the BET Awards Sunday night (June 23).
Decked out in country outfits, Billy Ray with his cowboy hat and black leather jacket and Lil Nas X in a bright yellow chaps and fringe jacket, the pair joined forces to perform their No. 1 hit “Old Town Road.”
The stage was turned into a saloon as BRC and Lil Nas entered the Staples center on horseback, probably a first for the BET awards. Billy Ray kicked off the song singing, “Yeah, I’m gonna take my horse to the old town road / I’m gonna ride ’til I can’t no more I’m gonna take my horse to the old town road I’m gonna ride ’til I can’t no more,” before Lil Nas X kicked into his rap.
Even though BRC and Lil Nas’ song was not nominated, the night would not be complete with the country-rap tune that has reached the top of the Billboard charts. The celebrities in the audience were on their feet, dancing and singing along to the catchy tune.
With the most noteworthy performance of the night, Billy Ray and Lil Nas prove they are a match made in musical heaven.