Montero Lamar Hill who is best known as Lil Nas X a few hours after breaking a 60-year records for the longest-running number one song on the HOT 100 with Old town road, took to his Instagram page to give a little history about how the song was made.
Lil Nas X while celebrating the achievement, said when he started writing the song Old town road, he told himself that the lyrics had to be funny, catchy and country. He said all these planning happened just last year.
Lil Nas X had this say about his latest achievement:
“last year in october , as a struggling artist ♂️starting to lose faith in what i could be, i went looking for beats on youtube. i remember clicking on so many generic sounding beatstrying to find the right one for me. when suddenly i came across a country-trap sounding masterpiece. i immediately knew i would make something special out of it⚡️! my sister told me i had little time left ⏳before i had to leave her house after being there for months promoting my music online and not helping♂️ her out much. i was so upset ! i used it as motivation for the song! i jokingly/seriously saw myself as a loner ♂️ cowboy needing to run away from it all! I went out on my sister’s back porch and listened to the beat OVER & OVER & OVER!! then it came to me!! in my best singing voice i sung “YEAHHH IM GONNA TAKE MY HORSE TO THE OLD TOWN ROAD IM GONNA RIDEEEE TIL I CANT NO MORE ” I LOVED IT ALREADY! i started to work on it EVERY SINGLE DAY. it needed to be funny, it needed to be catchy, it needed to be hip hop , it needed to be country, & it needed to be short!! by the time i was finished setting it up ♂️ i was out of my sister’s crib and at my brothers place. on ☃️december 2️⃣nd i went into the studio & recorded OLD TOWN ROAD✨ & put it out the exact same day!! did i know it would become the longest running number 1️⃣ song of all time? NO! ‼️ but i am so thankful that this blessing ✨ has been placed upon me. this song has changed my life and the way i see the world around me♂️ in less than a year. thank you to every single person☝️ who has been apart of this journey. as i said before, it’s just the beginning! ⚡️”