Beyonce Will Perform At CMAs & The Internet Is Reacting Exactly As It Should
BraDidn't think you'd be seeing a Beyoncé performance in the next little while? Psych! Beyoncé will be performing at the CMA Awards tonight in Nashville, according to CMT, which means fans across the country will be able to watch Beyoncé slay live on ABC starting at 8:00 p.m. ET. No word yet on what song she'll be performing at the 50th Annual CMA Awards, but considering the show's tagline is "Country Music’s Biggest Night," I'm willing to take a wager on her song "Daddy Lessons" off of Lemonade. Either way — country or not — fans are 110 percent into this last-minute Queen Bey surprise.
According to E! News, the Dixie Chicks have covered "Daddy Lessons" in the past, so some Bey fans are wondering whether the night could feature a collaboration between all four musical Texan ladies. Other fans have speculated on what exactly Beyoncé will wear: Should we expect cowboy-themed attire? Her beautiful yellow dress from "Hold Up," which has now reached near-icon status? Finally, others don't especially care what she wears or what she sings — they're just ready to throw some fringed cowboy boots on (regardless of their country music inclinations), sit back, and enjoy the CMAs.
As one would expect from Beyoncé fans — who happen to be a super expressive bunch — the online reactions to the news of her CMA performance are absolute gold. I've rounded up a few reactions below for your viewing entertainment — and to get everyone nice and psyched up for her performance tonight.
When you find out Beyoncé is performing at the Country Music Awards... pic.twitter.com/yRlEgVCzr4— MrVicks (@MrVicks) November 2, 2016
i was gonna log back on when im done with school work but i just heard BEYONCÉ IS PERFORMING DADDY LESSONS TONIGHT pic.twitter.com/xidJ8pCCBq— bonafiedhoe (@pettyyonceh) November 2, 2016
All of us: "Yo country music trash"— STASHED® (@theSTASHED) November 2, 2016
"Beyonce performing at the Country Music Awards tonight"
Also all of us: pic.twitter.com/QyWemzrW3w
I should probably be embarrassed by how excited I got when I heard Beyonce would be performing at the CMAs with the Dixie Chicks... pic.twitter.com/0dRtyA4N5w— Titi Oluwo (@titioluwo) November 2, 2016
Me while reading these tweets about people being mad about Beyonce performing at the CMAs... pic.twitter.com/Tzu74HwZO5— Laytee Samida (@stainedcouture) November 2, 2016
Beyoncé is performing at the CMAs in front of an audience that tried to boycott her super bowl performance/formation tour. I'm here for it pic.twitter.com/PWCbMaZ7tT— Vivian Blanks (@preppyprep) November 2, 2016
Me: I never liked the CMAs— Carter_dm (@BeyonceIntel) November 2, 2016
CMAs: Beyonce is opening for us this year
In case you're reacting like any one of the examples above — or, you know, all of them — you may want to know a bit more about the CMAs tonight. There hasn't been mention of when Beyoncé will be playing, so fans may want to tune in to ABC when the awards show begins at 8:00 p.m. ET. Country music stars Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley will be co-hosting the event (for the ninth time), which will reportedly include performances by Miranda Lambert, Keith Urban, Kelsea Ballerini, and Luke Bryan, among others. Dolly Parton will be receiving the CMA's Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award, while Kenny Chesney will nab the Pinnacle Award.
Somewhere along the way, Beyoncé will be stepping onto the stage. Possibly with the Dixie Chicks. Possibly to sing "Daddy Lessons." And if you think the internet's reaction to the mere announcement of her performance is awesome, just wait until people start weighing in on Beyoncé's actual performance.