Country rap songs have been around for a while, but none of them have been as ubiquitous as Lil Nas X’s “Old Town Road.” It’s been sitting atop the Billboard Hot 100 for 11 weeks—the longest run of 2019. So, if you’re one of the millions of folks who’ve fallen under its sway, we’ve collected a few of the tracks that paved the way for your playlist consideration.
The list kicks off with the Billy Ray Cyrus remix of the track that prompted this country rap playlist and closes out with a similar collaboration from Lil’ Black and Willie Nelson. In between, you’ll find songs where the country and rap elements reside in a single person—like Kid Rock or Bubba Sparxxx. Elsewhere, country stars using rap cadences (like Jason Aldean’s “Dirt Road Anthem”) and rappers using country subjects (like Sir Mix-a-Lot’s “Square Dance Rap”).
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With the breakthrough of “Old Town Road,” you can expect to hear more of these country rap pairings. But, if you can’t wait, here are a few picks to score your next outing.
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