Hip-Hop Good To Nelly And Country Star Tim McGraw

Hip-Hop star Nelly

has helped country artist Tim McGraw to history, as McGraw has become the first

country artist to hold the #1 position on Billboard’s Mainstream Top 40 chart.

The duo’s

collaboration, “Over and Over” also went from #7 to #1, tying Whitney

Houston and Mariah Carey’s record for quickest ascent to #1.

The single also

ties Nelly with such prestigious company as Avril Lavigne, Jennifer Lopez, Christina

Aguilera and Alanis Morrisette, each of whom have placed four #1’s in

the Mainstream Top 40 Chart.

McGraw, along with

country acts Big & Rich, have helped expose rap to an eager, brand new listening

audience.

McGraw frequently

performs a duet with Cowboy Troy, a 6-5 cowboy boot and Stetson hat wearing

African-American rapper.

Last night (November

9th), Big and Rich performed at the 38th annual Country Music Association Awards,

held at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville, Tennessee.

Cowboy Troy shared

the stage with the two in what many considered highlight performance of the

evening.

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