Prior to the CMA Awards, the show touted Beyoncé’s performance, heavily promoting her appearance and sending fans into a frenzy.
During the show, co-host Brad Paisley continuously mentioned Bey’s performance and when the moment arrived the internet went into complete chaos. It was probably the first time ever the show’s viewers were so diverse.
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However, today, many have noticed the the Country Music Association Awards has deleted all traces of Beyonce’s performance of “Daddy Lessons’’ with the Dixie Chicks.
There was no evidence of Beyonce’s performance anywhere; not on Facebook, Twitter, or the organizations official list of performers. And preliminary numbers show that the CMA's ratings were at an historic high last night, meaning the organization profited big from Bey's appearance.
It seems that rather celebrate diversity and a stellar performance, the organization folded to the will of racist fans. This is just another example of country music's history of erasing the Black musicians who’ve contributed to the genre and a slap in the face to Beyoncé and the Dixie Chicks, women who gave a performance that basically revived the show.
Since people have began pointing out the organization’s decision to erase Bey’s performance they’ve uploaded video to Facebook, but really it’s too late.