A source who requested anonymity told Rolling Stone the inclusion of "Old Town Road" on the chart was a mistake. Billboard did not publicly announce the change before issuing a statement to Rolling Stone.
Lil Nas X declined to comment through a representative, but has commented on the news on Twitter and has retweeted support from other artists.
"Old town road was sadly removed from the Billboard Country charts yesterday," he wrote in a comment on his YouTube visual for the song. "I want to say thank you to all of you who help me get it there in the first place tho! I love y'all fr!"