Lil Nas X First Out Gay Performer To Win At CMA Awards

On Wednesday, Lil Nas X became the first out gay musician to take home a Country Music Association Award. He and collaborator Billy Ray Cyrus took home the “Musical Event of the Year” trophy for the remix of “Old Town Road,” which spent an unprecedented 20 weeks at no. 1 on the Billboard Hot 100, reports Out.

The duo beat out some of the biggest names in country music to win the prestigious honor, besting established industry acts like Brooks & Dunn, Garth Brooks, and Maren Morris.