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Everything you need to know about "Cowboy Carter", Beyoncé's new country album

Beyoncé unveils "Cowboy Carter", second album in his "Renaissance" trilogy, porté by the singles "Texas Hold 'Em" and "16 Carriages."

For fans, the end of the wait. Beyoncé unveiled, this Friday, March 29, the second album of its triptych Renaissance : the album Cowboy Carter, resolutely country section, awaited for weeks. The first two singles, Texas Hold 'Em and 16 Carriages, published last February & on the occasion of the Super Bowl, had started this inspired turn from the artist's native Texas. Successfully, since the two titles have respectively 33 and 7 million views on YouTube. These two titles had risen to the top of the Billboard country songs chart, a first for a black artist.

The album Cowboy Carter has a total of 27 tracks, including collaborations with country music stars: a cover of the hit Jolene by Dolly Parton with new lyrics or Willie Nelson on the title Smoke Hour. Other artists appear on this disc, such as Miley Cyrus, Post Malone, Shaboozey or Linda Martell. Also note on this album, a cover of Blackbird by the Beatles, originally released in 1968 on the album White Album, evoking civil rights. Beyoncé also shares a song, Protector, with his second daughter, Rumi Carter, aged six .

"Mom, can I hear the lullaby ?", can be heard in the introduction to the piece, in which the singer intones: & ;quot;I will guide you on this road if you lose your way. Born to be your protector. Even though I know that one day you will shine on your own. I will be your protector."

The Cowboy Carter album therefore has some surprises, but also many references to the genre. African-American culture and racial segregation in the United States. For example, Beyoncé shared on its social networks posters entitled Cowboy Carter and the Rodeo Chitlin' Circuit, allusion to the concert halls where black artists could turn à the era of Jim Crow laws, which imposed racial segregation across the Atlantic until the United States. their repeal in 1964.

Teilor Stone

By Teilor Stone

Teilor Stone has been a reporter on the news desk since 2013. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining Thesaxon , Teilor Stone worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my teilor@nizhtimes.com 1-800-268-7116