Lil Nas X and country legend Billy Ray Cyrus teamed up for a remix of the most commercially popular song in history, Old Town Road, but Billy recently revealed that Lil Nas didn't know him from his music, but a different part of his career.
In a recent interview with Insider, Billy revealed that he had previously had doubts about starring in Hannah Montana, a hit Disney Channel sitcom.
However, his role on the show meant that when Lil Nas X needed a country singer to feature on a remix, then Billy was the name that came to mind.
"At a certain point I said, 'Man, did I trade in my best years of music to become an actor?' And then along comes Lil Nas X, and he told me the reason he reached out to me was because he said I was the only country dude that he knew because of Hannah Montana," Billy told Insider.
"So really if I hadn't done Hannah Montana, I'd have never met Lil Nas X. He would have never known I was on the planet. So you really can't question God's plan."
twitter please help me get billy ray cyrus on this pic.twitter.com/UDoeiOZqc1
— nope (@LilNasX) December 5, 2018
The pair recently took home two Grammys for the track, Best Music Video and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance. It looks like everything works out in the end.