ATLANTA — If you've powered on the radio, TV, or Internet you probably have heard “Old Town Road” by Lil Nas X. The clip has been streamed more than 300 million times on Youtube!
In less than a year, the 20-year-old rapper, singer and songwriter became a household name and broke Billboard records.
It almost feels like Lil Nas X has been a pop culture figure for some time, but where did it all begin?
Montero Lamar Hill, the star’s real name, is a native of Lithia Springs, Georgia, and worked locally at Zaxby's and Six Flags before he became a full-time musician.
Hill, a proud Georgia resident, returned to his educational roots at Lithia Springs High School.
The scene was a lot different than when he graduated back in 2017.
This time, with excited fans and CBS anchor Gayle King for a CBS Early Morning feature.
A teaser shows the star posing with the school's admin staff.
The two discussed how the star’s rise to fame and personal life is being played out in front of millions. Lil Nas X came out during the last day of pride, this year.
Before the school year started, Douglas County Schools gave the star a major shout out by sharing his yearbook photo on social media.
“Old Town Road is hot and keeps getting hotter,” Douglas County Schools wrote in the post.
Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus performed on a remix of "Old Town Road" with Lil Nas X in April, which became an even bigger hit.
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