Beyoncé Says A Bad Experience...


Beyoncé Says A Bad Experience Inspired Her New Album!

Shannon Keenan
Shannon Keenan

01:58 20 Mar 2024

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Beyoncé has opened up about what inspired her to dive into the realm of country music for her new album, Cowboy Carter.

The 'Texas hold'em' singer's highly anticipated release is just 10 days away, with artists like Dolly Parton, Taylor Swift, Megan Thee Stallion and Lady Gaga rumoured to make an appearance.

However, in a recent post on Instagram Bee wrote about the album being "born out of an experience that I had years ago where I did not feel welcomed…and it was very clear that I wasn’t."


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While Beyoncé didn't spill the tea on which experience, we can only assume it was from her CMA awards performance in 2016.

At the time, Beyoncé made headlines for performing her county pop song, Daddy Lessons, alongside The Chicks. She then later faced racist backlash from some country fans angry that she, a proud Black Texan, was allowed to sing at the show.

"But, because of that experience, I did a deeper dive into the history of Country music and studied our rich musical archive. It feels good to see how music can unite so many people around the world, while also amplifying the voices of some of the people who have dedicated so much of their lives educating on our musical history." she continued on Instagram.

Only Queen Bee could turn a negative into a positive and go on to make history as the first black woman with a N.1 single on the Hot Country Songs chart.

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