Apple Music Nashville Sessions: Beyoncé Covered

Apple Music Nashville Sessions: Beyoncé Covered

Beyoncé’s COWBOY CARTER is a tribute to the history of Black music, and especially country music. It honors pioneering musicians whose outlaw spirit paved the way for her—and for many other artists who’ve been inspired to add their unique stories to the ever-evolving genre. “Beyoncé’s opened a door that’s going to be really hard to close,” Tiera Kennedy tells Apple Music. To celebrate her genre-redefining album and her profound impact on music in general, six Black artists (Kennedy, Brittney Spencer, BRELAND, Joy Oladokun, Tanner Adell, and Madeline Edwards) pay homage to Queen B by putting their own spin on some of her greatest hits—new and old—for this special Apple Music Nashville Session. “I get to add to the tapestry of beautiful American stories that make up the South,” says Edwards, who contributes a version of 2008’s “Halo.” Oladokun, who takes on the COWBOY CARTER track “II MOST WANTED,” thinks the album has amplified an idea that she and her peers—and their fans—have known for a while. “Audiences of country music are bigger than we thought,” she says, “and they don’t look like we thought.” If you hear anything you like, add it to your library.

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