If you create a rap-country song that becomes a smash hit, rises to No. 15 on Billboard’s Hot 100, and then gets disqualified from the country chart for not being yeehaw enough, what can do you to prove your western bona fides? Remix the song with Billy Ray Cyrus, of course.

Lil Nas X, a 19-year-old rapper, became a viral sensation after releasing “Old Town Road,” a song with country lyrics and a hip-hop beat. “Yeah, I'm gonna take my horse to the old town road,” the rapper sings. “I'm gonna ride 'til I can't no more.”

Something about the Atlanta-based rapper’s genre-bending hit resonated with listeners (maybe it was the line, “Cowboy hat from Gucci/ Wrangler on my booty”), so many were disappointed when Billboard disqualified it from its Hot Country chart last week.

Billboard probably gathered a bunch of cowboys in a room, and they pulled it from the list because there wasn’t a single mention of beer or pick-up trucks. Actually, the media brand’s chart experts decided “it does not embrace enough elements of today’s country music,” according to a statement.

In many ways, “Old Town Road” hilariously combines the tropes of both country and rap. “You can whip your Porsche,” Lil Nas X sings, maybe to Porsche enthusiast Kanye West, but “I been in the valley.”

What the rapper needs to do to embrace today’s country music, beyond referencing jean shorts and a specific Southern state, is unclear. If Florida Georgia Line’s pop-country brand can make the charts, why not Lil Nas X?

In a remix of the song released Thursday, Cyrus may have an answer. The country music veteran adds some credibility, and twang, to “Old Town Road.” He adds some lines about buying a new guitar and being a Marlboro man. Maybe this will be enough to please Billboard’s cowboy overlords?

We’ll see. For now, all we know is that Cyrus supports this new voice in country music. “I’ve never had a writing-recording session like this,” he says in a video about the remix. “I heard this song, like, ‘Oh my gosh, man.’ I just love what this is saying, plus I can relate to this.”