Lil Nas X Surprises Elementary School Students With Live Performance of ‘Old Town Road’

Since its release earlier this year, the hit track ‘Old Town Road’ has continued topping charts across the country. The Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus song is popular among all ages including schoolkids. This is why Lil Nas X decided to surprise an Ohio elementary school with a live performance on Wednesday.

By now, you’ve probably heard the song ‘Old Town Road’ at least a few dozen times.

The popular track features country icon Billy Ray Cyrus and rapper Lil Nas X.

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On Wednesday night, Lil Nas X decided to surprise a room full of Ohio elementary school students with a live performance of the chart-topping hit.


Schoolkids at Lander Elementary couldn’t believe their eyes when the rapper came on stage and began performing the song. Nas X AKA Montero Lamar Hill called it “the biggest show of my life.”

The special appearance was made after Lil Nas X saw a video of the children singing and dancing to ‘Old Town Road’.

Principal Felecia Evans shared the video last week and Lil Nas responded with his own tweet saying, “when they want a free show”.

Then, arrangements were made for the star to give an exclusive show at the elementary school.

It wasn’t long before footage of the private show went viral and people couldn’t get enough.

District superintendent Keith Kelly thanked the rapper for his performance, saying it will “make a great memory for the kids.”

h/t: Mediaite

Written by Emily Burns

Writer and editorial specialist based out of Austin, TX.