Beyonce, Dixie Chicks Performance Absent from CMA Awards Web Sites


I can’t say this bit of news surprises me. According to TMZ and other sources, there was such a huge backlash from country music fans to the performance by Beyonce and the Dixie Chicks at Thursday night’s CMA Awards, that the Country Music Association has scrubbed all evidence of the artists from their website and social media.

The performance of Beyonce’s hit, “Daddy Lessons,” with the Dixie Chicks was by all rights the highlight of the show. Thursday morning Bey and the Chicks had a prominent presence on But check it out now … it’s gone … completely.

Sources directly connected with the CMAs tell TMZ, the honchos folded to fans who posted racist and other harsh comments. We’re told the honchos were especially concerned about the reaction to Beyonce’s support and the support of the Dixie Chicks for the Black Lives Matter movement.

Some of the comments included, “That’s right folks. Beyonce performed at the CMAs last night & is on a mission to take country music away from us, hardworking white people!” And, “Beyonce overrated racist n***er bitch.”

The comments go on … “@Beyonce the cop hater? No thanks,” and, “What place does @Beyonce who vilifies police officers who keep us safe have to do with #CMAawards50?”

In addition to its website, the CMAs have scrubbed the women from all social media platforms. They did not delete the women from Snapchat … they only deleted the ladies from CMA accounts where users can place comments.

We’re told the CMA people “just want this to go away” and feel it was probably a mistake to invite the 4 women in the first place.

Well. That got the ball rolling. As other news sites picked up the item the Country Music Association responded with a “nothing to see here!” statement:

“CMA has not erased any mentions of Beyonce’s performance on the CMA Awards. In advance of the broadcast, CMA removed a five-second promotional clip from and CMA’s Facebook page. The promo was unapproved and CMA removed it prior to the broadcast. Beyonce’s performance with Dixie Chicks was a highlight of the evening and we are continuing to share the amazing full-length performance clip via our official social channels.”

Oooh. Then the Chicks’s Natalie Maines got a little snarky on twitter:

BUT THERE’S MORE. In an update, TMZ reports that the Country Music Association has slowly began to repost stuff on social media.

The CMAs have started repopulating its social media with images of Beyonce and the Dixie Chicks. The images were only posted AFTER they became aware we were working on the story.

Those reposted images of Bey on Instagram and Twitter are already getting blasted with comments — some racist and some in support of Beyonce. We’ll say this … the Beyhive is woke.

In my live blog of the show, I called the performance “subversive” and counted on a backlash afterward. But could the CMA folks have actually been clueless to the strong reaction some country music fans would have to Beyonce and the Dixie Chicks–artists who aren’t at all shy about expressing their left leaning politics. The Chicks were literally hounded off country radio after Natalie Maines criticized George W. Bush. It doesn’t take mensa level intelligence to understand there is a segment of the population that will never forgive her.

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