The country community has dared to defy Queen Bey.
According to a report from the Associated Press on Thursday, Beyonce’s country-fied Lemonade track, “Daddy Lessons,” was submitted for GRAMMY consideration in the country category, but was rejected by the Recording Academy’s country music committee.
Even without representation in the best country song and country solo performance categories, Bey still ran away with the most GRAMMY nominations this year. The 35-year-old “Formation” singer scored a whopping nine noms, including Album of the Year, Record of the Year and Song of the Year. Additionally, Bey was nominated across several different genres for Best Urban Contemporary Album, Pop Solo Performance (“Hold Up”), Rock Performance (“Don’t Hurt Yourself” feat. Jack White), Rap/Sung Performance (“Freedom” feat. Kendrick Lamar). Rounding out her nominations are Best Music Film (Lemonade) and Best Music Video (“Formation”).
All that to say, with all that cross-genre recognition, it’s not surprising that Bey would have also been submitted for consideration in the country categories. In fact, Bey brought “Daddy Lessons” straight to Nashville last month for a performance with the Dixie Chicks at the CMA Awards.
The 2017 GRAMMYs will be hosted by James Corden and air live on CBS on Feb. 12. Buzz is already building around Beyonce’s chances at making history during the ceremony — find out which records she could break in the video below.