Beyoncé's documentary 'Call Me Country: Beyoncé & Nashville’s Renaissance' is coming to Kiwi streaming service Neon in May

Publish Date
Thursday, 16 May 2024, 4:38PM
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Beyoncé's highly anticipated Cowboy Carter album arrived during a revolution within country music - and love it or hate it you've definitely heard at least one track off the album.

In March, Beyoncé made history with her highly-anticipated act ii follow-up, breaking records and initiating conversations about what defines country music when the country-themed project arrived.

Now, her documentary special will delve into “this reckoning in the genre, straight from the country music capital of the world.”

Call Me Country: Beyoncé & Nashville’s Renaissance was released internationally in April but will finally be available for us Kiwis to stream from May 25th on Neon and Sky Go.

Watch the trailer below!

The documentary will include in-depth discussion and interviews with Rhiannon Giddens - who played the banjo on Texas Hold ‘Em, one of the first tracks released - Brothers Osborne, Rissi Palmer, Aaron Vance and Denitia, plus analysis from experts of the genre Touré, Larisha Paul, Chris Molanphy, Kyle Coroneos, Keith Hill, and Co-Directors of the Black Opry Holly G. and Tanner D.

Beyoncé announced her country-themed album after Usher’s Halftime performance during Super Bowl LVIII, surprise releasing Texas Hold ‘Em and 16 Carriages, and making history as the first Black woman to release a No. 1 single on the country charts.

Beyoncé previously explained that COWBOY CARTER “was born out of an experience that I had years ago where I did not feel welcomed…and 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."

"It feels good to see how music can unite so many people around the world, while also amplifying the voices of some of the people who have dedicated so much of their lives educating on our musical history.”

“This ain’t a Country album. This is a ‘Beyoncé’ album,” Beyoncé said ahead of the album’s debut. “This is act ii COWBOY CARTER, and I am proud to share it with y’all!”

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