- Nine Inch Nails mastermind Trent Reznor and his longtime collaborator Atticus Ross were honored with a Country Music Association Award on Wednesday.
- No, you didn’t miss a Nine Inch Nails crossover hit, nor did the ghost of Johnny Cash cover another Reznor track. The duo won for the song “34 Ghosts IV,” which turns up as a sample in the Lil’ Nas X smash “Old Town Road.”
- Clearly, country fans aren’t terribly interested in seeing rockers or rappers on their stage; the award was handed out in a pre-ceremony before the 53rd annual awards show aired on TV.
- Did you recognize the Nine Inch Nails sample in “Old Town Road?” What other big rock songs have been sampled by rappers and hip hop artists?