Beyonce Brought Back Old-School Country Music To The CMA Awards 2016

Chanel Adams - Author

Nov. 3 2016, Updated 8:35 a.m. ET

Beyonce has proven that she’s a force to be reckoned with in the entertainment industry. Not only can the performer sing and dance, but she can also act if she wants to. She could even sing the phone book if she wanted to. Beyonce released her experimental and raw visual album, Lemonade, earlier this year. On the release, she dabbled in country music with the track “Daddy Issues.”

On Wednesday, November 2, rumors circulated that Beyonce was going to perform at the 2016 CMA Awards. Both Beyonce’s fans and country music lovers were confused. What was she going to perform? Was she going to perform a track off her new album? Who was she going to perform with? Nothing was confirmed until a few minutes before the awards ceremony aired on ABC.

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Although Beyonce skipped the red-carpet portion of the CMA Awards, she still slayed the fashion game when she brought along her own photographer to snap photos of her look. The Queen Bey wore a pastel blue floral and lace gown designed by Zuhair Murad. Sure, the dress looks similar to most of the dresses she has worn on the red carpet, but it still looked gorgeous on her. The gown featured puffed shoulders, a low-cut back, and a dainty train, as noted by Cosmo. Bey finished off her look with her long, straight blonde hair parted in the middle, a simple pair of pearl drop earrings, and minimal makeup. She looked like she belonged at the CMA Awards.

Later that night, Beyonce performed alongside the Dixie Chicks as they sang “Daddy Lessons” off her new album. She slayed the game and brought back old-school country music in an industry that’s riddled with either pop-country or bro-country on the mainstream country radio.


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