Beyoncé Talks Breaking Down Barriers With “Cowboy Carter” – “Not Everyone Is Ready”


Beyoncé explained how her “Cowboy Carter” album reshaped the country music scene while spotlighting emerging talents.

Beyoncé’s transition into a new musical frontier has taken the country scene by storm. This March, she released her inaugural country album, Cowboy Carter.

Motivated by the bold strides of Shaboozey and other female country icons, Beyoncé’s latest venture underscores her versatility and influence across genres.

“When you are breaking down barriers, not everyone is ready and open for a shift. But when I see Shaboozey tearing the charts up and all the beautiful female country singers flying to new heights, inspiring the world, that is exactly what motivates me,” Beyoncé shared with The Hollywood Reporter.

Shaboozey, who is featured on tracks like “Sweet Honey Buckin” and “Spaghettii” on Cowboy Carter, expressed his gratitude for the newfound spotlight.

“It’s been pretty great for her to put a lot of eyes on me at one time. Her being able to put a light on me at that time period helped my roll-out. She helped amplify what I was already doing in this space, and it’s really amazing [coming from] somebody that is really influential [and a] historic figure,” Shaboozey told the outlet.

Cowboy Carter’s success, racking up over a billion Spotify streams, isn’t just a personal triumph for Beyoncé.

It marked her historic achievement as the first Black woman to top the Billboard Country Albums chart.

The album also served as a platform for emerging talents such as Tiera Kennedy, Willie Jones, Brittney Spencer, Reyna Roberts, and Tanner Adell.

Having released his first album, Lady Wrangler, in 2018, Shaboozey rose to prominence with his single “A Bar Song (Tipsy)” earlier this year.

Beyoncé’s latest musical venture showcases her unrelenting drive to cross musical borders, breathing fresh air into familiar spaces while elevating emerging voices within the genre.

Cowboy Carter’s success reasserts her role as a cultural icon who effortlessly traverses and transforms the musical landscape.