Beyoncé’s New Album Is Proof American Pride Is Returning

Beyoncé is releasing her much-awaited album "Act II: Cowboy Carter."

By Meredith Evans1 min read

Beyoncé's highly anticipated eighth studio album, the country-themed Cowboy Carter, is set to release on Friday, following the success of its lead single, "Texas Hold 'Em," which made history by topping the country charts last month.

"I feel honored to be the first Black woman with the number one single on the Hot Country Songs chart," the singer wrote on Instagram. "That would not have happened without the outpouring of support from each and every one of you. My hope is that years from now, the mention of an artist’s race, as it relates to releasing genres of music, will be irrelevant."

The album not only marks a significant achievement for Queen B but also embraces American culture, having originated from the Southern and Southwestern United States.

However, the "16 Carriages" singer first faced backlash after her album cover displayed Bey in the patriotic colors of red, white, and blue, complete with cowboy attire while holding the American flag. Some feel that it has glorified racism and violence.

But when you look deeper, you'll find that her album is not rooted in racism whatsoever – after all, the country music genre has deep roots in black culture. In fact, in her Instagram post, the singer explained, "This album has been over five years in the making. It was born out of an experience that I had years ago where I did not feel welcomed…and it was very clear that I wasn’t. But, because of that experience, I did a deeper dive into the history of Country music and studied our rich musical archive. It feels good to see how music can unite so many people around the world, while also amplifying the voices of some of the people who have dedicated so much of their lives educating on our musical history."

Beyoncé's venture into country music not only brings awareness to it but also highlights its significance as a cherished aspect of American culture. Her unapologetic display of patriotism through her album shows a reclamation of the national pride that many Americans have lost.

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