The massive success of Lil Nax X’s record-breaking track “Old Town Road” may have quietened down a little this year, but the legacy lives on.
And now that the singer and rapper isn’t busy cranking out remix after glorious remix, he’s turned his attention to other mediums.
Namely, a children’s book.
On Tuesday, Lil Nas X announced that Random House will be publishing his book C is for Country next year, and that it’s now available for pre-order.
Featuring illustrations from artist Theodore Taylor III, C is for Country is aimed at children aged 3-7 learning the alphabet, and hinges around a day in the life of a pony called Panini, named for the star’s 2019 single. Here’s the official blurb, which describes the book as “a celebration of song and the power inside us all.”
A is for adventure. Every day is a brand-new start!
B is for boots—whether they’re big or small, short or tall.
And C is for country.
Join superstar Lil Nas X—who boasts the longest-running #1 song in history—and Panini the pony on a joyous journey through the alphabet from sunup to sundown. Experience wide-open pastures, farm animals, guitar music, cowboy hats, and all things country in this debut picture book that’s perfect for music lovers learning their ABCs and for anyone who loves Nas’s signature genre-blending style.
We don’t know about you, but we think it sounds pretty darn awesome.
Lil Nas X clearly has a soft spot for his younger fans. Last year, in the midst of the “Old Town Road” furore, he paid a visit to an elementary school in Ohio to give the kids a surprise performance after a video of them singing along to his song went viral on Twitter.