- The Washington Times - Wednesday, November 2, 2016

It may be country music’s biggest night, but pop star Beyonce might well steal the show.

Queen Bey will perform on stage at tonight’s 50th CMA Awards show with The Dixie Chicks, E! News confirmed Wednesday.

“The Dixie Chicks have covered Beyoncé’s ‘Daddy Lessons’ in the past, leading fans to wonder all the trio could be joining forces with their fellow Texas native on that song tonight,” E! News noted, although there is no official word on the song selection slated for the performance Wednesday night.

The country-music trio was popular in the late ‘90s and early 2000s, but largely fell out of favor after a dustup involving a controversial remark made by lead singer Natalie Maines regarding then-President George W. Bush.

The band had something of a comeback tour this summer, kicking off their journey with a performance notable for a not-so-subtle swipe at GOP presidential nominee Donald Trump as they sang their hit “Goodbye Earl,” about the murder of an abusive husband.

Wednesday’s show mark the 50th anniversary of the awards show and according to Rolling Stone will feature performances by legends like Garth Brooks, Randy Travis and George Strait as well today’s crowd-pleasers like Miranda Lambert, Luke Bryan and Eric Church and up-and-coming artists like Chris Stapleton and Maren Morris.

Brad Paisley and Carrie Underwood are emceeing the event, which airs at 8 p.m. Eastern on ABC.



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