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Beyoncé Gone Country?

Pop music star releases two singles
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Jingjing Cheng, CC BY 2.0 , via Wikimedia Commons

Beyonce has been one of the most talented women in the music industry since the late 90’s, when she was in Destiny’s Child. She is a woman who needs no introduction.

Beyoncé announced at the beginning of her latest album Renaissance that she had recently written multiple albums. Act I is going to be the start of the journey. During one of the Super Bowl commercials, she announced that new music was coming. That same day she released “16 Carriages” and “Texas Hold ‘Em,” announcing a country record. Beyoncé is the second artist this year to switch up genres, following Lana Del Rey who also announced a country record coming this fall.

The genre switches by these artists are leaving fans questioning how much their music will change, and how this will impact the charts. Needless to say, Beyoncé is currently dominating as her single has gone number 1, and she has become the first black female to have a number one country song with her song “Texas Hold Em.’” Of course, with any release to the public eye there are going to be people who dislike the work, this case being no different.

Except this time it was the KYKC Radio station, after a fan emailed them requesting Beyoncé’s song be played, to which they responded, “We do not play Beyoncé on KYKC as we are a country music station.” Twitter user @jussatto then shared a screenshot of the email to other Beyoncé fans, who started petitions for the radio station to play her music. As of now, the song is still being played and holding the number one spot on the Billboard hot 100!

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