Maren Morris Supports Beyoncé Ahead of Her “Cowboy Carter” Release: 'Drag Them, Queen'

Beyoncé's fellow Texas native has her back

<p>Michael Buckner/Billboard via Getty; Kevin Mazur/Getty </p> Maren Morris; Beyoncé

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Maren Morris; Beyoncé

Maren Morris is looking out for her fellow Texas Grammy winner — Beyoncé!

On Tuesday, the Renaissance artist, 42, shared a social media post to commemorate the “10-day countdown until the release of act ii,” Cowboy Carter, the second part to her seventh studio album.

To celebrate the upcoming project, Beyoncé shared a lengthy Instagram message where she not only thanked her supporters and addressed critics, but also stated that the album was inspired “years ago” by an experience “where I did not feel welcomed,” adding, “it was very clear that I wasn’t.”

“But, because of that experience, I did a deeper dive into the history of country music and studied our rich musical archive,” Beyoncé wrote.

Before explaining that she felt “music can unite so many people around the world,” and amplify voices, the “16 CARRIAGES” hitmaker shared her hope for the future.

Related: Beyoncé Says Act II: Cowboy Carter Was 'Born' Out of an Experience Where She Didn't Feel 'Welcomed'

“My hope is that years from now, the mention of an artist’s race, as it relates to releasing genres of music, will be irrelevant.”

“This ain’t a country album. This is a “Beyoncé” album. This is act ii COWBOY CARTER, and I am proud to share it with y’all!” she concluded.

Morris, who has been open about her own issues with country music as of late, was one of many who flocked to the comment section to show their support.

“Drag them, Queen,” the “To Hell & Back” singer, 33, wrote.

<p>Cindy Ord/Getty</p> Maren Morris in New York City in December 2023

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Maren Morris in New York City in December 2023

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While neither one of the ladies named any specific naysayers, fans speculated that the “ALIEN SUPERSTAR” artist was referring to her 2016 CMA Awards performance with The Chicks.

For the Nov. 2, 2016 ceremony, Beyoncé performed her song “Daddy Lessons” from her album Lemonade.

An article by The New York Times published on Nov. 3, 2016 discussed the backlash the singer got, sharing some of the social media posts seen online. 

One user claimed at the time that the “Formation” artist didn’t “believe in America & our police force.”

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<p>Image Group LA/Disney General Entertainment Content via Getty</p> Beyonce and The Chicks perform at the CMA Awards in Nashville in November 2016

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Beyonce and The Chicks perform at the CMA Awards in Nashville in November 2016

The outlet added, “Last year’s pop-crossover at the CMAs, with Justin Timberlake and Chris Stapleton, was far less polarizing.”

People also wondered why the day after the show, no portion of Beyoncé’s performance with The Chicks appeared on the CMA’s website or social media accounts.

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At the time, a rep for the company told Billboard that they “removed a five-second promotional clip from and CMA’s Facebook page” because the clip “was unapproved and CMA removed it prior to the broadcast.”

They added that “Beyoncé’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.”

Cowboy Carter is set for a March 29 release.

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