WATCH: Beyonce Performs at the Country Music Awards For First Time

(Image Group LA/ABC via Getty Images) NATALIE MAINES, BEYONCE
(Image Group LA/ABC via Getty Images) NATALIE MAINES, BEYONCE

Beyoncé brought down the house at the 50th Annual Country Music Association Awards Wednesday night.


The Texas native performed “Daddy Lessons” off her album “Lemonade” and was joined on stage by the Dixie Chicks. The country trio covered the song while on tour — and like Beyoncé — they’ve been the target of conservative critics.

Beyoncé isn’t the first pop star to take the CMA stage. Last year, Memphis born Justin Timberlake performed with Southern rock star Chris Stapleton.

Rumblings of a possible Beyoncé appearance at the show began early Wednesday after she was spotted around Nashville. Keith Urban, Miranda Lambert, Tim McGraw and Kacey Musgraves were among the other stars to perform.

Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley co-hosted the evening for the ninth consecutive year as the CMA Awards marked it’s fifth decade.

As for the night’s winners, take a glance at the complete list below:

Entertainer of the Year: Garth Brooks

Male Vocalist of the Year: Chris Stapleton

Musician of the Year: Dann Huff

Female Vocalist of the Year: Carrie Underwood

Pinnacle Award: Kenny Chesney

Vocal Group of the Year: Little Big Town

Vocal Duo of the Year: Brothers Osbourne

Album of the Year: Eric Church — “Mr. Misunderstood”

New Artist of the Year: Maren Morris

Song of the Year: Lori McKenna — “Humble and Kind”

Single of the Year: Thomas Rhett — “Die a Happy Man”

Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award: Dolly Parton

Music Video of the Year: Chris Stapleton and Tim Mattia — “Fire Away”

Musical Event of the Year: Dierks Bentley and Elle King — “Different for Girls”

SOURCE: CNN – Chloe Melas

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