LISTEN: Beyonce & Dixie Chicks CMA Awards Performance

November 2, 2016

When Beyonce was announced as a surprise performer at the 50th Annual CMA Awards, I was instantly stoked! 


A majority of the internet had the opposite reaction. Brad Paisley even tried to be the voice of reason.

I went to the Dixie Chicks concert over the summer at White River Ampitheater. I heard everyone in that place cheer and clap along to the song "Daddy Lessons" when they sang it. Did they not realize it was a Beyonce song? We all danced and swayed to it because it's a damn good song with that stereotypical "country" feel many of us have been BEGGING FOR! But when Beyonce sings HER song, my timeline gets filled with, "She's not country!" "Thank goodness for fast forward." 

A photo posted by Beyoncé (@beyonce) on

This performance is outstanding! They weave in and out of Beyonce's song to a Dixie Chicks' classic. Now if you don't agree with their political statements, that I can understand. But to question how this is country baffles me.

Allow me to step off my soap box now. Give this studio version a listen and enjoy how our country world is ever changing.

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