Beyonce teamed up with the Dixie Chicks to blow away the Country Music Awards last night, with one of her songs which quite literally falls into the “Country” category. I missed it…I confess, I was watching my adopted team, the Chicago Cubs win the World Series.
Admittedly, minority Country genre musicians are still rather sparse on the ground – but that has more to do with interest anymore than major obstacles due to race.
Of course there was the inevitable pushback by that section of the population of racist cretins – but having Beyonce perform her own country song, certainly opens up the minds of a lot of folks who automatically discard the genre as limited.
Smart move CMA!
And as usual, a great performance by Beyonce and the Dixie Chicks.