One of the most interesting songs on Beyoncé’s new LP Lemonade is “Daddy Lessons.” The country-inspired tune seamlessly mixes sun-drenched guitar plucks and whisky twang with Bey’s soulful pipes. It is certainly a deviation from Queen B’s signature repertoire of R&B-tinged Top 40–a welcome one, at that. Furthermore, the song is drastically different than the slithery funk that permeates Lemonade, but it somehow fits right in. That’s the power of Beyoncé, folks. She can make any genre work.
And country artists like the Dixie Chicks are noticing. The iconic Dallas band took a stab at Bey’s “Daddy Lessons” during their concert in Manchester, England on Saturday night (April 30). And while white artists doing acoustic covers of black songs is typically a no-no, this one surprisingly works. Really well. The reason? “Daddy Lessons” is country at its core, which makes it a perfect fit for Dixie Chicks to sample.
DC singer Natalie Maines stumbled a bit at first, missing her cue, but she eventually gets in the groove. The results are harmonious–literally. Watch the cover above, and get psyched for a Dixie Chicks/Bey collaboration. (We can dream, right?)
In other Bey news, we tried a few items from her Ivy Park collection and loved them! Get the details in the video below.