Beyonce's mother Tina Knowles jokes she has to ASK her famous daughter to listen to the new album Cowboy Carter… while sharing video of Bey in Japan SuperNayr

Just as the world was getting its first glimpse at Beyonce’s first country album Cowboy Carter, her mom shared a new behind-the-scenes video… and some jokes.

The 70-year-old Tina took to Instagram on Thursday evening, just as her 42-year-old daughter’s album Cowboy Carter was released.

Tina shared a brief video of her daughter on the road in Japan on Instagram Thursday night, while also joking she had to ‘ask’ her daughter to listen to the album.

‘@beyonce in Japan today! I’m about to get the record . So excited I want to be able to listen to Protector , YAYA , Jolene , with out having to ask,’ she said with three tears of joy emojis and three red heart emojis.

Cowboy Carter is Beyonce’s eighth album but her first foray into the country music genre, which has not been without controversy. 

Just as the world was getting its first glimpse at Beyonce 's first country album Cowboy Carter, her mom shared a new behind-the-scenes video... and some jokes

Just as the world was getting its first glimpse at Beyonce ‘s first country album Cowboy Carter, her mom shared a new behind-the-scenes video… and some jokes

Tina shared a brief video of her daughter on the road in Japan on Instagram Thursday night, while also joking she had to 'ask' her daughter to listen to the album

Tina shared a brief video of her daughter on the road in Japan on Instagram Thursday night, while also joking she had to ‘ask’ her daughter to listen to the album

Last month, the lead singles Texas Hold ‘Em and 16 Carriages were big streaming hits… but weren’t being played on country radio stations across the country.

An Oklahoma radio station – KYKC – came under fire when an email to a listener went viral after they stated they refused to play Beyonce’s songs… later reversing course and claiming they didn’t realize Beyonce released country songs.

While both Texas Hold ‘Em and 16 Carriages were immediate streaming hits, Billboard reported that only eight of the 150 country stations that report to Billboard had played Texas Hold ‘Em.

Still, that didn’t stop Bey from becoming the first Black woman in history to top Billboard’s Hot Country Songs charts with Texas Hold ‘Em.

Tina defended her daughter making a country album in a recent Instagram post, clarifying that they have always respected ‘cowboy culture’ while living in Texas.

‘We have always celebrated Cowboy Culture growing up in Texas . We also always understood that it was not just about it belonging to White culture only,’ she began. 

‘In Texas there is a huge black cowboy culture. Why do you think that my kids have integrated it into their fashion and art since the beginning,’ she asked. 

‘When people ask why is Beyonce wearing cowboy hats? It’s really funny, I actually laugh because it’s been there since she was a kid, we went to rodeos every year and my whole family dressed in western fashion,’ she said. 

Tina added that Bey’s sister, ‘Solange did a whole brilliant Album and Project based on Black Cowboy Culture. It definitely was a part of our culture growing up.’

Last month, the lead singles Texas Hold 'Em and 16 Carriages were big streaming hits... but weren't being played on country radio stations across the country

Last month, the lead singles Texas Hold ‘Em and 16 Carriages were big streaming hits… but weren’t being played on country radio stations across the country

An Oklahoma radio station - KYKC - came under fire when an email to a listener went viral after they stated they refused to play Beyonce's songs... later reversing course and claiming they didn't realize Beyonce released country songs

An Oklahoma radio station – KYKC – came under fire when an email to a listener went viral after they stated they refused to play Beyonce’s songs… later reversing course and claiming they didn’t realize Beyonce released country songs

While both Texas Hold 'Em and 16 Carriages were immediate streaming hits, Billboard reported that only eight of the 150 country stations that report to Billboard had played Texas Hold 'Em

While both Texas Hold ‘Em and 16 Carriages were immediate streaming hits, Billboard reported that only eight of the 150 country stations that report to Billboard had played Texas Hold ‘Em

Still, that didn't stop Bey from becoming the first Black woman in history to top Billboard's Hot Country Songs charts with Texas Hold 'Em.

Still, that didn’t stop Bey from becoming the first Black woman in history to top Billboard’s Hot Country Songs charts with Texas Hold ‘Em.

Tina defended her daughter making a country album in a recent Instagram post, clarifying that they have always respected 'cowboy culture' while living in Texas

Tina defended her daughter making a country album in a recent Instagram post, clarifying that they have always respected ‘cowboy culture’ while living in Texas

The reviews have already been quite positive, including Page Six critic Nicholas Hautman, whose opening line of the review is, ‘Country music is on life support.’

He adds that Cowboy Carter is, ‘the revival that country music so desperately needed,’ calling the 27-track album, ‘instantly timeless.’

The review adds Cowboy Carter is a, ‘soulful celebration of Southern values and the genre’s African American roots,’ adding that the singer has stated she recorded the album after feeling ‘unwelcome’ while presenting at the 2016 CMA Awards.

One of the most anticipated tracks is Bey’s cover of Dolly Parton’s 1973 classic Jolene, which includes Parton herself bashing the now-infamous ‘Becky with the good hair’ before the track.

Beyonce ‘Cowboy Carter’ tracklist

 

1. Ameriican Requiem

2. Blackbiird (feat. Tanner Ardell)

3. 16 Carriages

4. Protector

5. My Rose

6. Smoke Hour (Willie Nelson intro)

7. Texas Hold ‘Em

8. Bodyguard

9. Dolly P.” (Dolly Patron intro)

10. Jolene

11. Daughter

12. Spaghetti (feat. Shaboozey)

13. Alligator Tears

14. Smoke Hour II

15. Just For Fun 

 

16. II Most Wanted (feat. Miley Cyrus)

17. Levii’s jeans (feat. Post Malone)

18. Flamenco 

19. The Linda Martell Show (intro by Linda Martell)

20. YaYa (feat. Willie Jones)

21. Oh Louisiana

22. Desert Eagle

23. Riverdance

24. II Hands II Heaven

25. Tyrant (feat. Dolly Parton)

26. Sweet Honey Buckin’

27. Amen

 

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