Carlene Carter Questions Negativity Towards Beyoncé’s ‘Cowboy Carter’

In the weeks since Beyoncé announced her album “Cowboy Carter,” there has been widespread commentary about the singer’s move into country music and the long-neglected contributions of black artists to the genre since its inception. beginnings.

There were also more humorous comments about the album’s title – which comes from Beyoncé and her husband’s married last name, Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter – and the long legacy left by the Carter family, whose music is widely considered to be his greatest influence. on the country genre. The group recorded between the 1920s and 1950s and, after starting with Sara Carter, her husband A.P. and her sister-in-law/pioneering guitarist Maybelle, later expanded to include Maybelle’s daughters June (later the longtime wife of Johnny Cash), Anita and Helen. .

June’s daughter Carlene, herself a veteran country singer, had some positive words for her (over)namesake, Beyonce, and her album “Country Carter” — and essentially welcomed her into the extended family: “Here’s a warm welcome to the Carter Girl Club. ! » His statement follows in full.

I’ve been hearing some negativity about the release of Beyoncé’s “Cowboy Carter,” her new country album.

As a Carter Girl myself and coming from a long line of Carter Girls, I am moved to ask why would anyone treat a Carter this way?

She’s an incredibly talented and creative woman who obviously wanted to do this because she loves country music. In my book, she is one of the Carter women and we always pushed the boundaries by trying the music we felt in our hearts and taking spirit-driven risks. Sometimes the country music “establishment” has not been very welcoming and sometimes it has been accepted with open arms. As Chuck Berry said, “It shows you can never tell.”

I’m here to let Beyoncé and everyone who says no know that I admire and love her and everything she does. I’m thrilled to know that Carter’s courage is in her, just as it has been for nearly 100 years that we Carters have chosen to follow our hearts, hearts filled with love not only for country music but for all kinds of music.

Welcome to the Carter Girl Club! It is only a matter of time before these opponents become opponents of the Bey.

With lots of love and support.

Carlene Carter

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News Source : variety.com


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