The hit song from Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus will compete in the "music event of the year" category. Nas X and Cyrus have already responded to the news on Twitter. thank you guys for this nomination!, Lil Nas X, via Twitter. Thank you @CountryMusic! Just found out we're nominated for Musical Event of the Year! Woohoo! @LilNasX , Billy Ray Cyrus, via Twitter. "Old Town Road" was famously taken down from Billboard's country charts for not "embodying the genre enough.". But it broke the Hot 100 record by keeping the number one spot for 19 straight weeks. The 2019 CMA awards will be held on November 13.