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Beyonce to Perform at Country Music Awards

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    Beyonce has been announced to perform at the 50th Anniversary, Country Music Awards. A move that I'm both confused and irritated with. Not only is she not a country music singer in the slightest, but she has done several other large shows in the recent year. The pop-star's most recent shows being the Super Bowl, and the MTV Video Music Awards.

    There are so many country music veterans and/or rising stars that have worked incredibly hard in the genre that are getting snubbed with this move. That's the irritating part for me. I understand that musical diversity at awards shows is a great thing, but not for a specific genre award ceremony. And to be honest, I am pretty tired of seeing Beyonce perform at every other award show/event.

    What about Tim McGraw? George Straight? Alan Jackson? LeAnn Rimes? Faith Hill? Was everyone else busy?

    The awards show takes place on:

    Live on ABC- Nov. 7th at 8:00pm EST

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    On the one hand, I like beyonce. Though on the other, I can't help butt totally agree with you. She has been in so many big shows lately. CMA could have gotten an actual country singer to play at the country music awards.
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    StoryGoes Wrote: On the one hand, I like beyonce. Though on the other, I can't help butt totally agree with you. She has been in so many big shows lately. CMA could have gotten an actual country singer to play at the country music awards.
    Exactly. My biggest issue is that exactly. They should have gotten either a country singer vet, or a rising country singer to do the performance. It could have been a huge boost for someones career.
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    This is interesting. Highlights exactly what's happening to country music in general, and it's been going on for decades now: country western has given way country pop, or even country rap.. country r&b.. take your pick.

    On one hand you have artists that should be the new face of country like Sturgill Simpson and Chris Stapleton. And on the other.. bro country artists like Luke Bryan and Florida Georgia Line. Give me a break.

    Female country artists have long trended in this direction and unfortunately have almost always come across as largely 'playing to the masses' to me, lacking real inspiration, originality or country-like roots, for my tastes.

    Unfortunately Beyonce dueting with the Dixie Chicks sells far better these days. A shame. But the writing has been on the walls for decades now. Country isn't country anymore. I feel old.

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    It's all a sad sad shame. The true trend in the music industry is preferring talent over originality. And sometimes the former doesn't always apply.