Not country enough? Billboard pulls Lil Nas X's viral hit Old Town Road from country chart
Every Friday, the q This panel looks at the biggest stories in music news. Today, rapper Cadence Weapon and CBC arts reporter Lisa Christiansen join host Tom Power to talk about the removal of Lil Nas X's song Old Town Road from the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
Old Town Road is difficult to categorize as either hip hop or country, but this week Billboard said that the viral track is ineligible to be included in the country rankings because it didn't "embrace enough elements of today's country music to chart in its current version."
The q This panel discusses what this story says about the role of people of colour in country music and the genre's identity today.
Click 'listen' near the top of this page to hear the full conversation.
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