LA Times - Last week Lil Nas X made history when his earworm of a hit “Old Town Road” nabbed a Country Music Assn. award, making him the first openly gay black male to do so.
Yet “Old Town Road” — which spent much of the year as the No. 1 song in the country — wasn’t awarded in any major category at the CMAs. Instead, it was relegated to musical event of the year.