The blue-state R&B superstar Beyoncé is slated to perform at tonight's Country Music Awards, a decidedly red-state affair.
The CMAs seldom welcome genre-dabblers. But Beyoncé is Beyoncé, so the long-running awards show will celebrate its 50th anniversary by crossing the aisle in support of musical unity. According to a tweet by “Good Morning America,” she’ll join already announced performers including Kacey Musgraves, Luke Bryan, Little Big Town (performing their new Taylor Swift-penned song, perhaps?), Garth Brooks and more during the ceremony.
Online chatter is suggesting that Beyoncé will team with the Dixie Chicks for the CMA performance, which is prompting predictable outrage from right-leaning country traditionalists.