“Old Town Road” may be a record-breaking hit single that has taken country music by storm but the track also helped an autistic boy find his voice. As XXL reports, the mother of an autistic child tweeted that her non-verbal son began humming the song and then singing the words.
“We had an #oldtownroad miracle at my house,” Sheletta Brundidge tweeted Tuesday (June 6). “My son Daniel has #autism and doesn’t talk. We caught him humming the @LilNasX and @billyraycyrus tune the other day. Then Bless God, my baby started singing the song on his own. His therapists have started to use it in his sessions!”
The tweet caught the attention of Lil Nas X who tweeted back, “What a king.”
what a king https://t.co/EWZLUliV3n
— nope (@LilNasX) June 5, 2019
Between his surprise performance for an excited group of elementary school students, and the song leading the new Rambo trailer, “Old Town Road” has struck a chord with fans of all different ages, and Lil Nas X couldn’t be happier with the reception.
“When I see anybody enjoying the song, of course it’s like a light in my heart,” he told ABC’s Nightline last month.
Fans will soon have more of Lil Nas X’s music to sing. The Atlanta native’s highly anticipated 7 EP is scheduled to drop on June 7.