Lil Nas X, like Wu-Tang Clan before him, is for the children.
Video of country music superstar Lil Nas X belting out a performance of “Old Town Road” for an audience of elementary school students is a ray of sunshine for your day. It came about recently after Felicia Evans, the principal of Lander Elementary in Mayfield Heights, Ohio, posted a video of a school gym full of children singing along to the song to close out a school talent show. Lil Nas X, a man of the people, saw the video and offered a free performance for the elementary school.
— Felecia Evans (@EduLeadingLady) May 23, 2019
YEE YEE! pic.twitter.com/Jt19Rzr1fM
— nope (@LilNasX) May 29, 2019
It’s no surprise Lil Nas X and his song “Old Town Road” have struck a chord with a younger audience. One of the contributing factors for the song’s massive success was “Old Town Road’s” spread on the popular lip-syncing app TikTok. TikTok has a fairly young user base and capitalizes on a song’s memetic qualities. And in 2019, the kids love memes apparently.