November 3, 2016


See Beyoncé Perform 'Daddy Lessons' With Dixie Chicks at CMA Awards 2016, Download Studio Version

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Beyoncé surprised everyone at the CMA Awards on Wednesday night. And as we guessed yesterday, she showed up to perform her Lemonade cut "Daddy Lessons," with the Dixie Chicks.

Bey, with pin-straight hair and her signature poofy sleeves, took the stage with a dozen other people to perform the sax-heavy track, complete with extra harmonies, fiddle and banjo from the Chicks, who are country legends themselves. They switched it up a little by adding in a tidbit of the Dixie Chicks' "Long Time Gone" in there, before finishing the song off with a three-part harmony.

This Dixie Chicks are big fans of Beyoncé, and previously covered "Daddy Lessons" just days after Bey released the song.

The song, as performed by the Dixie Chicks and Beyoncé, is available for official free download here:

It's also important to note that "Daddy Lessons" has caused a little bit of controversy in the country world, when an article on CMT asked "What's So Country About Beyoncé?" with lines like "If you ask me, this song is no more country than her “Single Ladies (Put a Ring on It).” and "It doesn’t sound like a country song to me, she didn’t cut it at a studio in Tennessee, and it certainly wasn’t written by a group of Nashville songwriters."

Of course, fans are speculating that "Daddy Lessons" might earn a Grammy nomination for Best Country Song.