Beyonce Calls Out Country Music Industry for Lack of Inclusivity Amid 'Cowboy Carter' Criticism

While receiving a special honor at the iHeartRadio Music Awards, Beyonce Knowles claps back at her critics and music industry especially the country genre for its lack of inclusivity.

AceShowbiz - Beyonce Knowles has denounced the music industry for its lack of inclusivity after facing backlash for her new country album, "Cowboy Carter".

The 42-year-old singer ventured into country music, but encountered resistance from fans and radio stations who refused to play her songs. Country actor John Schneider faced accusations of racism for comparing Beyonce's efforts to a dog marking its territory.

Despite rhythm & blues, a genre created by Black musicians, inspiring country music, Black artists have historically faced controversy in the genre. Beyonce addressed these issues at the iHeartRadio Music Awards.

"The music industry needs to be more open to the joy and liberation of enjoying art without preconceived notions," she said.

Wearing a black leather suit and cowboy hat, Beyonce thanked Stevie Wonder for his harmonica performance on her rendition of Dolly Parton's "Jolene" on "Cowboy Carter." She dedicated her Innovator Award to artists who have pushed boundaries, including Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Tracy Chapman, and Michael Jackson.

Beyonce also expressed gratitude to her husband, Jay-Z, and her children. She acknowledged the support of Black women in music, including Mickey Guyton and K. Michelle.

Guyton, who became the first Black female artist nominated for Best Country Solo Performance at the Grammys in 2020, praised Beyonce for opening doors for her. Similarly, K. Michelle received flowers and support from the "16 Carriages" singer.

Beyonce's 27-track album "Cowboy Carter" features collaborations with Miley Cyrus, Post Malone, and Dolly Parton. It follows the release of her "Renaissance" album in 2022 as the second installment of a three-part project.

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