HOUSTON, TX - Fans were upset when pop superstar Beyonce showed up to help celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Country Music Awards' with a new performance of her song "Daddy Lessons" with the Dixie Chicks.
Beyonce took the stage when the show was about two-thirds over Wednesday, wearing multiple strands of pearls and a sheer dress. She looked happy--dancing and clapping. Her performance got a standing ovation."Daddy Lessons," on her recent album "Lemonade," is reminiscent to a country song and one of the first of that style that Beyonce's ever released. The Dixie Chicks started covering the song on tour earlier this year.
Apparently, not all in the audience were prepared to welcome Beyonce with open arms. "Let me have my country music in peace" wrote one person on Twitter. Another suggested that whoever had invited her should be fired.
It wasn't just Beyonce's appearance that caused the backlash — some country music fans have disliked Dixie Chicks since band member Natalie Maines criticized former U.S. President George W. Bush over a decade ago.