HARDY Makes A Swipe At Beyoncé After RodeoHouston Performance

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Beyoncé’s venture into country music

The internet is abuzz with chatter surrounding Beyoncé’s upcoming country album Cowboy Carter, which is set to release this Friday, March 29th. The Grammy-award-winning artist says that the new project was inspired by an experience years ago where she was not welcomed by the country music community. She shared online:

“This album has been over five years in the making. It was 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.”

See her full post below.


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In 2016, Beyoncé performed at the CMA Awards at the alongside The Chicks (formerly the Dixie Chicks) for a rendition of her song “Daddy Lessons.” This collaboration received backlash from many in the country music community, and some reports said that country icon Alan Jackson even walked out during the performance.

Country artists show their support for Beyoncé

When Beyoncé’s first country single “Texas Hold ‘Em” went number one, the queen Dolly Parton shared a statement in support, saying that she was a “big fan” and is “very excited” about the forthcoming album.


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Additionally, Maren Morris encouraged Beyoncé to “drag them” when she called out the country music industry for ostracizing her.

HARDY makes a stab at Beyoncé at RodeoHouston

HARDY, who is currently topping the Billboard country charts with his song “Truck Bed,” played a concert at the Houston Rodeo earlier this month. He shared a video recapping the show and used the caption to seemingly make a swipe at Beyoncé. He wrote:

“Didn’t see Beyoncé at the rodeo”

Some followers pointed out that this could be in reference to rumors circulating that Beyoncé, who is originally from Houston, was going to make a surprise appearance at the annual rodeo. Others however, took it as commentary on the pop stars attempt to be country.

What do you think?


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