Memphis-bred songwriter combines hip-hop and hee-haw in No. 1 hit

By , Daily Memphian Published: May 06, 2019 4:00 PM CT

A bizarre story in American music isn’t quite done unfolding, but in the middle of it all is Jocelyn “Jozzy” Donald, the songwriter who grew up in Memphis and helped author this cowboy-styled tale of musical redemption.


Billy Ray Cyrus Jocelyn Donald Lil' Nas X Old Town Road
Jared Boyd

Jared Boyd

Jared Boyd is program manager for WYXR 91.7 FM. 


Want to comment on our stories? Or read the comments of others? Join the conversation by subscribing now. Only subscribers can view or add comments. Our commenting policy can be viewed here