Earlier this week, Beyoncé fans were THRILLED when the Grammy nominations came out and the singer earned nine nods — but her country jam Daddy Lessons got no love!
It's not like Bey didn't try either as an insider with knowledge of the nomination process revealed the 35-year-old DID submit the song for the country category!
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The source also dished that the country music committee rejected the song, keeping it from being eligible for best country song and
Next stop, Nashville!
Music City was LIT on Wednesday night for the CMA Awards — and we've rounded up all the highlights from country music's biggest night (annnnd all the drama that happened after) just in case you've been too busy to catch up! You're welcome!
From Beyoncé's killer performance with the Dixie Chicks and Taylor Swift's surprise appearance to Kalie Shorr slaying it on the red carpet with EXCLUSIVE! interviews — we've got all you need in one place:
EXCLUSIVE! Rory Feek
Is Joined By Joey
's Parents On The CMA Awards Red Carpet & Gives Us An Update On Little Indiana
EXCLUSIVE! Kalie Shorr
Talks To All The Hottest Country Music Stars On The CMA Awards
& The Dixie Chicks
Are Nowhere To Be Seen On The CMA Awards
Website… And, Unfortunately, We're Hearing It's A Race Thing!
The Dixie Chicks Fire Back At The CMA Awards Over Controversial Performance Of Daddy Lessons With Beyoncé!
Miranda Lambert Sounds Off On 'Cowardly' Internet Trolls Who Criticize Her Relationship With Anderson East — 'What A Bunch Of Bullsh*t'
Beyoncé is giving it all away for free!
Last night, the music icon brought down the house at the CMA Awards performing her country-inspired Lemonade track Daddy Lessons with the Dixie Chicks.
It was no surprise the clap-happy, brass filled performance was the best of the night — but we were a bit shocked the next day to see Bey had released a studio version of the collab that could be listened to by anyone!
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On Monday, the songstress dropped a new version of Daddy Lessons on Soundcloud featuring the Chicks, which means for once you don't need a Tidal subscription to give it a listen!
Queen Bey usually drops her bonus music on Jay Z's streaming service, but we guess she was feeling generous after her performance… or maybe this was another lesson Mathew Knowles taught her?
Either way, it's a smart move seeing as country fans across the U.S. will DEFINITELY want their own copy! Take a listen to the crossover collab of Daddy Lessons (below)!
And we're off!
Wednesday marked the 50th CMA Awards — and all of country music (and Beyoncé!) showed up in Nashville to kick up their heels!
Naturally, Twitter had a lot to say in response to the night's biggest moments!
We've gathered all of the best reactions to catch you up on highlights from the red carpet and show (below)!
When Carrie Underwood showed up to co-host the show looking like a bonafide southern belle:
When Miranda Lambert showed up with her beau Anderson East on her arm: