Despite some controversy for its nominations, The Recording Academy was praised for some of its selections for the 59th Annual Grammys nominations, including Beyoncé’s categorical domination.
But while Queen Bey raked in nine nominations, including an Album of the Year nod for her Lemonade project, there was one song in particular she submitted that the board didn’t find eligible.
According to Billboard, Bey entered the Southern-roots evocative single “Daddy Lessons” in the country category for nomination eligibility.
However, the Recording Academy’s country music committee dismissed the hit single, which she also performed at the Country Music Awards with the help of the Dixie Chicks in November. While the source, who Billboard reports spoke anonymously, claimed that the committee rejected the song, the individual did not reveal the reason behind its veto.
However, had the song been selected for nomination, Bey had the potential to score two more nominations in Best Country Song and Best Country Solo Performance.
Fortunately, country nomination or not, Beyoncé is still marking history as the most nominated woman artist in Grammys history.
*Snaps in a circle three times*
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