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beyonce country crossoverWhen Beyoncé announced more details on her forthcoming Cowboy Carter, she did so with a statement that clarified some speculation about whether she was aiming to cross over to country music: “This ain’t a Country album,” she wrote on Instagram. “This is a ‘Beyoncé’ album.”In making that declaration, Beyoncé did more than just announce what fans might expect when they press play on Cowboy Carter for the first time on March 29. She also acknowledged a reality about the Nashville establishment that’s controlled much of country music since the Grand Ole Opry was built back in 1925. While her single “Texas Hold ’Em” has dominated the country charts since its release in early February (at the time of publication, it had held the top spot…

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