Beyoncé’s “Daddy Lessons” Was Nixed By The Grammy’s Country Committee
Beyoncé is up for nine awards at the upcoming Grammys for her album Lemonade, with nods in Pop, Rap/Sung, Rock, and Urban Contemporary categories. However, it seems she was also looking to add a country nomination to her list. According to the Associated Press, the singer submitted “Daddy Lessons” for consideration, but it was rejected by the Grammy’s Country Committee, making her ineligible for both the “Best Country Song” and “Country Solo Performance” awards.
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The pop star recently performed the fiery ditty with the Dixie Chicks at the 2016 CMAs in November, but the association later temporarily deleted the performance from their socials. In fact, the song has caused a bit of controversy as of late, with some people questioning whether it’s “real country” or not. Though, many country acts have also come to Bey’s defense, including Blake Shelton, Dierks Bentley and Little Big Town‘s Karen Fairchild.
Regardless, Beyoncé’s Grammy run this season is incredibly impressive, as she has become the first artist to be nominated in four categories in the same year. Not to mention, she’s also the most-nominated female artist in Grammy history with 62 nods, 20 of which she has already won.
Watch her performance at the CMAs below.