Beyoncé’s ‘Cowboy Carter’: A Country Revolution with a Queen B Twist


Beyoncé’s foray into the country music scene has been met with anticipation and excitement, and today marks the release of her much-awaited album, “Cowboy Carter.” The album is a 27-track epic, themed around a radio show that showcases Beyoncé’s versatility and pays homage to country music’s roots while infusing it with her iconic style.

Texas Hold’Em

After “Texas Hold’Em” hit the airwaves, Beyoncé became the first Black female artist to reach No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart and No. 1 on the Hot 100 Chart with a Country song, and also spent four weeks at the top of the UK music charts.

Track List Highlights and Collaborations:

The album opens with a bang, featuring a collaboration with country music legend Dolly Parton on the track “II Most Wanted.” Fans will also be treated to spoken word interludes by the nonagenarian icon Willie Nelson, adding a touch of authenticity and reverence to the album.

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Another standout collaboration is with Miley Cyrus, lending her vocals to the album and further bridging the gap between country and pop. The inclusion of Post Malone also adds a unique flavour, blending genres in a way only Beyoncé can.

A Tribute to the Greats:

Beyoncé pays tribute to the pioneers of country music, with a nod to Linda Martell, one of the first African-American women to make a mark in the country music scene. The album also features a cover of the Beatles’ “Blackbiird,” performed alongside African-American country artists Tanner Adell, Tiera Kennedy, Brittney Spencer, and Reyna Roberts, showcasing the diversity and depth of talent in the genre.

Genre-Bending Tracks:

Tracks like “Spaghettii” and “Sweet Honey Buckin’,” featuring Shaboozey, and “Just for Fun” with Willie Jones, highlight Beyoncé’s ability to blend hip-hop, R&B, and country music, creating a sound that’s uniquely hers.

A Beyoncé Twist on a Classic:

Perhaps one of the most talked-about tracks is Beyoncé’s cover of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene.” In this rendition, Beyoncé transforms the classic plea into a powerful declaration, infusing it with her signature freestyle energy.

“Listen to my original ‘Jolene’ while you wait for @Beyonce’s COWBOY CARTER,” Dolly wrote on her Instagram story, reposting Bey’s newly-released tracklist for the anticipated LP that does indeed include the reimagined and very different “Jolene.”


Beyoncé’s “Cowboy Carter” has galloped into the hearts of critics, receiving glowing reviews from leading publications. Described as a “breathtaking” and “endlessly entertaining tour de force,” the album has been praised for its bold reimagining of country music tropes and its cultural significance. Critics have lauded Beyoncé’s ability to take command of the genre, with one review stating that she “hurls a lasso around the neck of country music and rides it out into the desert for a good airing“. Another highlights her “two fingers up to the country music gatekeepers,” celebrating the album’s heavy symbolism and vibrant life. “…as with nearly everything she does, Beyoncé makes the genre her own — with captivating results” says Rolling Stone.
We say: The album is not only a musical triumph but also a cultural milestone, marking Beyoncé’s thrilling mission to carve out space for Black women in a genre historically dominated by white men.


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Cowboy Carter” is not just a country album; it’s a Beyoncé album. It’s a testament to her artistic evolution and her ability to push boundaries and create something entirely new. This album is sure to resonate with fans of all genres and solidify Beyoncé’s place in the pantheon of musical greats.

For the full track list and more details on the collaborations, stay tuned to the ongoing updates and reactions from fans and celebrities alike. Beyoncé’s “Cowboy Carter” is not just an album; it’s a cultural moment that celebrates the heart and soul of country music through the lens of one of the most influential artists of our time.

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