Friday, November 4, 2016

Is Country Music about to go the way of the NFL?

The CMA Responds to Beyoncé, Dixie Chicks 'Daddy Lessons' Performance Backlash

Social media users shared their excitement and glee over the Lemonade singer’s collaboration with the country trio, however many also took offense to both artists, with some noting their opposition against Beyoncé’s recent activism for police reform and the Black Lives Matter movement.

CMA has not erased any mentions of Beyoncé’s performance on the CMA Awards. In advance of the broadcast, CMA removed a 5-second promotional clip from and CMA’s Facebook page,” the Country Music Association said in a statement to PEOPLE.
“The promo was unapproved and CMA removed it prior to the broadcast. Beyoncé’s performance with Dixie Chicks was a highlight of the evening and we are continuing to share the amazing full-length performance clip via our official social channels,” the statement concluded.

Sarah Trahern, chief executive of the CMA, also clarified to the New York Times that the promotional clip of Beyoncé was removed on Wednesday before the performance “at the request of the singer,” explaining that, “Beyoncé’s team hadn’t approved that, so we pulled it down. Fans can get kind of passionate and read other things into it.”

After her performance aired, Beyoncé, 35, uploaded exclusive BTS photos on her personal website in addition to releasing a Dixie Chicks collaboration of “Daddy Lessons” on Soundcloud.

While Beyoncé has yet to comment on the controversy, the Dixie Chicks tweeted on Thursday, “If we all turn this up really loud, together we can drown out the hate.”
(So the CMA has decided to give a platform to a rabid anti-police propogandist whose performance at the Super Bowl was among the first steps in driving down their popularity among working class Americans. Country Music and football have much the same fan bases and having Beyonce perform is a spit in the eye to them. Of course they are being politically correct and think this will expand their business. What it did was start off a storm of controversy with their base. You can ignore and piss off your customers if you want. But then you will have to pay the piper.)


edutcher said...

Putting the Ditzy Twits on the CMAs is like showing Madge give Democrats blow jobs on Duck Dynasty.

Yeah, big time country music just dissed its fan base.

ricpic said...

The outfits on those backup dancers are, um........impressive. Of course you could probably put XXX potato sacks on those girls and it would still be, um.......impressive.

Sixty Grit said...

So called Country music is nothing more than white rap these days.

Forgive them, Waylon, they know not what they do.

The "We Hate County Pop" page tells it like it is.

Trooper York said...

That's the thing. They are deserting their base audience. Just like the Republican Establishment did. Just like the NFL did. Just like FOX News did. They have no concept of where they are going by kowtowing to the social justice warrior audience. Who are against everything that country music is about.

They made a big mistake.

bagoh20 said...

Country has just turned to pure formula over the last couple of years.