Sam Elliott is known for his rich, baritone voice and cowboy persona, so it should come as no surprise that he delivers a downright inspiring recitation of Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus' smash hit "Old Town Road." Elliott recites lyrics from the song in the 2020 Doritos Super Bowl ad.
The ad features Elliott in all his "The Stranger" from The Big Lebowski glory.
In the ad, Elliott faces off with Lil Nas X in an epic Wild West dance battle that even incorporates Elliott's iconic mustache. Keep an eye out for a Billy Ray Cyrus cameo at the end.
Elliott recently starred in the Netflix series The Ranch about a family ranch in Colorado. The final season of the series, which also stars Ashton Kutcher and Debra Winger, debuted on Jan. 24, 2020.
In 2019, Elliott appeared in A Star is Born, starring Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga. He is currently starring in Taylor Sheridan's Yellowstone prequel, 1883, alongside Tim McGraw and Faith Hill.
"Old Town Road" gained massive popularity on the social media app Tik Tok in 2019. The song went viral, racking up over 23 million views on YouTube. The song hit No. 1 on Billboard Hot 100. Lil Nas X and Billy Ray Cyrus were nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Pop Duo/ Group Performance.
This article was originally published on Jan. 20, 2020.
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