Black Country Artists Who Appear On Beyoncé's 'Cowboy Carter' Album

The highly-anticipated project features some of the genre's rising stars.

She’s Beyoncé, so of course, she would deliver another remarkable album. On Friday, March 29, Queen Bey released her long-awaited LP Cowboy Carter, and so far, the project's reception has been tremendous. The 27-track album has wonderful feature appearances.

Beyoncé brought some Black artists along to the party who have significantly impacted the world of country music. They now have an enormous spotlight on their contribution to ‘Cowboy Carter” as well as the great work they’ve done on their own projects.

 “This ain’t a Country album,” she said. “This is a ‘Beyoncé’ album.” 

To bring you up to speed on the greatness of her guest stars on the album here are the Black artists that appeared on Beyoncé’s Cowboy Carter.


When Beyoncé’ wanted to bring some Chicago house vibes to cover a reimagining of Patsy Cline’s ‘I Fall To Pieces’ on “Cowboy Carter,” she enlisted the exceptional talents of Shaboozey on “Sweet, Honey, Buckin.” Born in Virginia and of Nigerian descent, he also appears on “Spaghetti” along with country music trailblazer Linda Martell. Shaboozey is a genre-fluid artist who combines musical styles that emerge from hip-hop, Afrobeats, jazz, Americana, rock, country, and Western.  A previous feature on’s Unboxed series, Shaboozey's last project, Cowboys Live Forever, Outlaws Never Die, is a showcase of enormous musical talent.

Linda Martell 

Linda Martell is an icon. Born Thelma Bynem in South Carolina in 1941, she was the first commercially successful Black woman in country music and the first to play the Grand Ole Opry. In 1969, she covered "Color Him Father,” which became a top 10 single on the Billboard charts. She released her debut album “Color Me Country “in 1970. Sadly due to business conflicts, sexism, and racism, she left the country music industry in 1974. Eventually, she returned to South Carolina as an educator. In 2021, CMT honored Martell with the Equal Play Award for her groundbreaking work in the genre. Beyoncé pays homage to Martell on “Spaghetti” and “The Linda Martell Show” on “Cowboy Carter.

Willie Jones

A native of Shreveport, Louisiana, Willie Jones brings together the influences of country music and hip-hop for a sound that is all his own. Recently, Jones released his debut album, Right Now, featuring the hit single “American Dream". On “Cowboy Carter,” he appears on “Just For For Fun,” a stunning duet with Beyoncé’.

On June 16, Jones will release his major label debut album “Something To Dance To” on Sony Music Nashville in partnership with The Penthouse.

Tanner Adell

Known as the “New Queen of Glam Country,” Tanner Adell is one of the emerging voices in country music. A native of Manhattan Beach, California, and a previous feature on’s Unboxed, Adell is signed to Columbia Records. In 2023, the talented singer/songwriter released her acclaimed album “Buckle Bunny.” On Cowboy Carter, she appears on ‘Blackbird’ along with Brittney Spencer, Tiera Kennedy, and Reyna Roberts.

Brittney Spencer

A gifted guitarist and singer/songwriter, Brittney Spencer is making her mark in country music with her unique style. Beginning as a background singer who toured with Christopher Cross and Carrie Underwood, she has launched her thriving career as a solo artist.  In 2024, Spencer released her long-awaited LP “My Stupid Life” featuring the hit “I Got Time." She appears on “Cowboy Carter” on “Blackbird” along with Tanner Adell, Tiera Kennedy, and Reyna Roberts.

Tiera Kennedy

Tiera Kennedy is an artist on the rise in country music. With her “R&B country” sound, Kennedy has been featured on Spotify’s Hot Country, Teen Vogue, CMT, and Country Now as an Artist to Watch in 2021. She released “Tiera,” featuring "Found It in You," a romantic tune dedicated to her husband, Kamren Kennedy in 2021. The following year, she released  "Blue Christmas" and "I'll Be Home for Christmas” to bring some of that Holiday cheer to the season. In July 2023, Kennedy released "Jesus, My Mama, My Therapist.” She appears on “Cowboy Carter” on “Blackbird” along with Tanner Adell, Reyna Roberts, and Brittney Spencer.

Reyna Roberts 

Without question, Reyna Roberts is a force to be reckoned with in the country music world. She has taken the country world by storm with her infectious songwriting and energetic personality. In 2020, she released "Stomping Grounds” and made appearances on NFL’s “Monday Night Football.” She was chosen to open for Jamey Johnson on his 2021 summer tour and signed a deal with Eclipse Music Group, a Nashville-based publishing company. In September 2023, Roberts released her acclaimed debut album “Bad Girl Bible, Vol. 1”, which included the hits “Miranda,” "He Gon' Be a Problem,” and "Country Club.”  She appears on “Cowboy Carter” on “Blackbird” along with Tanner Adell, Tiera Kennedy, and Brittney Spencer.

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