Beyonce’s much-awaited album “Act ll: Cowboy Carter” is finally available. There was a lot of anticipation among fans for the debut of Beyonce’s country album. When her two songs, “Texas Hold ‘Em” and “16 Carriages,” were released earlier this year around Super Bowl weekend, they were thrilled.

She challenges the misconception that country music is only associated with white people as a black woman reclaiming the genre. Beyoncé’s five-year gestation period for “Cowboy Carter” was a direct result of “an experience that I had years ago where I did not feel welcomed… and it was very clear that I wasn’t,” presumably a reference to her 2016 CMAs performance that sparked racial criticism.
After eight years, she was the first black woman to ever reach the top of Billboard’s country music chart last month. “Cowboy Carter” isn’t afraid to embrace his country roots; the track list has hinted at possible partnerships with Willie Nelson and Dolly Parton, as well as a reference to the “Chitlin’ Circuit,” a network of black entertainment venues during the Jim Crow era. We are pleased with Beyoncé for her ongoing efforts to dismantle barriers based on race and for being an inspiration to so many people worldwide. Share your favorite song from the album in the comments section below!