Beyoncé Unveils Surprise Country Album, Teases Texas-Themed Tracks in 2024 Super Bowl Stunner
In an unexpected move, global music icon Beyoncé took the spotlight during the 2024 Super Bowl halftime show to announce her upcoming country album. The revelation followed a strategically crafted Verizon commercial, where the singer hinted at “breaking the internet.”
Set to drop on March 29, the untitled project is revealed as the second act in a three-part series, succeeding her acclaimed 2022 “Renaissance” album. A cryptic video, shared on her website and Instagram, showcased a group of cowboy-hatted figures in a desert marveling at a billboard of Beyoncé adorned in similar attire with the words, “TEXAS! HOLD ‘EM.”
The clip concluded with a sneak peek of a country song dedicated to Texas, the artist’s home state. Two tracks, “Texas Hold ‘Em” and “16 Carriages,” were promptly released alongside visualizer videos, featuring Beyoncé in bold Western fashion.
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The Grammy-winning star had foreshadowed a country-themed venture, donning a cowboy hat at the 2024 Grammy Awards and incorporating it into promotional material for her Renaissance World Tour.
Despite her roots in R&B and pop, Beyoncé has explored country music before with “Daddy Lessons” from her 2016 album “Lemonade.” The song, paying tribute to her father, was performed at the 2016 Country Music Awards with The Chicks (formerly the Dixie Chicks), and later remixed with the renowned all-female country group.
Proud of her Houston upbringing, Beyoncé frequently integrates Texas into her music. The teaser video for the upcoming album features lyrics like, “This ain’t Texas, ain’t no hold ’em, so lay your cards down down down down.” Fans are now eagerly anticipating the country-infused melodies set to grace the newest addition to Beyoncé’s diverse discography.