Posted on April 1, 2024

Kamala Harris Praises Beyoncé for Reclaiming Country Music’s Black Roots

Kelly McClure, Salon, March 30, 2024

{snip} Beyoncé went ahead and gathered up some of the genre’s legends — Willie Nelson, Dolly Parton and Linda Martell — for the release of her latest full-length, “Cowboy Carter,” which VP Kamala Harris recently referred to as an inspiration. {snip}

In a post to X (formerly Twitter) on the day the album was released, Harris expresses her appreciation to the artist directly, writing, “Beyoncé: Thank you for reminding us to never feel confined to other people’s perspective of what our lane is. You have redefined a genre and reclaimed country music’s Black roots. Your music continues to inspire us all.”