NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WKRN) – CMA fans went wild on night 3 at Nissan Stadium when they were surprised by Billy Ray Cyrus, Lil Nas X and Keith urban performing the number one song in the country, Old Town Road.
Like many of the fans in the audience, Billy Ray is one of those dreamers that was determined to make it.
From homeless to Achy Breaky Heart, Cyrus has been shaking up the music industry for decades and breaking records along the way
He says his song “Some Gave All” spent 17 weeks in a row at number one on the music charts.
Now he’s on a roll again at number one, but this time he has a rapper beside him.
Country or not, Billboard says Old Town Road is spending its week atop the charts.
“I love all styles of music and always have. For me, what I’m going through I contribute a lot of it to some of the guys that really became my true friends like Waylon Jennings. You know the first time I tweeted Lil Nas back after I heard he was looking for me I told him you know that Waylon had told me the definition of an outlaw is one who’d been outlawed and welcome to the club,” Cyrus explained.
There have been a number of surprise performers every night at this CMA Music Festival from different genres.
Rocker Joan Jett performs with Carrie Underwood Friday night and the pop duo the Chain Smokers played with Kelsea Ballerini the night before.
The consensus backstage with the artists is that music is the universal language regardless of genre.
Tim McGraw closes out night three of the CMA Music Festival.