Lil Nas X made history at the 53rd CMA Awards this week when he became the first openly gay musician to take home a Country Music Award.
His chart-domiating hit, Old Town Road (No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart for 19 weeks) was named the Musical Event of the Year.
The monster hit was a collaboration with veteran country singer (& Miley’s Dad) Billy Ray Cyrus.
Nas X tweeted when he got the news,
The 20-year-old country Georgia rapper from Georgia came out just this summer.
Lil Nas X also took home an MTV Video Music Award earlier this year for the same song beating out superstars in the category Drake, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande and Taylor Swift becoming the first openly gaty artist to win that award too.
LETS GOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! 🐎⚡️ https://t.co/QjcZTvp09h— nope (@LilNasX) November 13, 2019
(Photo, screen grab; via The Gaily Grind)