Lil Nas X says he paid just $50 to record Old Town Road

It’s one of the biggest hits of 2019, but Lil Nas X says that he paid a total of just $50 to record Old Town Road.

The rapper made the revelation to CBS This Morning co-host Gayle King as he showed her the Atlanta studio, CinCoYo, where the track was recorded.

Thanks to a promotional rate, the studio time cost just $20 - Lil Nas X was in there less than an hour - and then there was a further $30 to pay for leasing the beat that he used. Not a bad investment, we’d say.

Check out the video above to see Lil Nas X stepping back into the studio where he made country rap history.

Ben Rogerson

I’m the Deputy Editor of MusicRadar, having worked on the site since its launch in 2007. I previously spent eight years working on our sister magazine, Computer Music. I’ve been playing the piano, gigging in bands and failing to finish tracks at home for more than 30 years, 24 of which I’ve also spent writing about music and the ever-changing technology used to make it.