Despite performing with the Dixie Chicks at the Country Music Awards, Beyonce’s country song “Daddy Lessons” was rejected by the country music committee for the Grammy Awards.
According to reports, an anonymous person familiar with the Academy’s rejection of the Lemonade track said that Queen Bey tried submitting the song for recognition in the country categories, but her request was rejected. If her request wasn’t thrown away, she could have been up for categories like “Best Country Solo Performance” and “Best Country Song.”
Many country singers including the Dixie Chicks, Blake Shelton and Karen Fairchild of Little Big Town have defended the Texas native’s song and have considered it country, despite many naysayers who have bashed it.
Nonetheless, Beyonce still made history for her nine Grammy nominations, which were announced on Dec. 6. She is the first artist in history to be nominated in the hip-hop, R&B, pop and rock categories in the same year. Although it would have been quite the feat to add country to the list, we’re sure she’s still pretty proud of her accomplishment.