SPECIAL | Can Beyoncé convince country music she belongs?

The Excerpt

Feb 21 2024 • 13 mins

Beyoncé showed up at this year’s Grammy awards dressed in rhinestones and an oil baron-sized white cowboy hat. That night she made the surprise announcement that she would be releasing a new album soon, and an even bigger surprise – that it would be a country music album. The first two singles “Texas Hold ‘Em” and “16 Carriages” dropped on Super Bowl Sunday. So far, Beyonce’s fan base, known as the Beyhive, has embraced her new sound. USA TODAY Music Reporter, Melissa Ruggieri joins The Excerpt to discuss if the country music establishment will follow suit.


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