Apr 5, 2024 - Culture

🤠 Virginia's "Cowboy Carter" connections

A big cowboy carter album cover behind Beyonce on state with Stevie Wonder

Queen Bey accepts an award from Stevie Wonder at the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards. Photo: Kevin Winter/Getty Images for iHeartRadio

Virginia gets some love on Beyoncé's latest album, "Cowboy Carter," thanks to artists with local ties, Axios' Mimi Montgomery reports.

Why it matters: It's like we Virginians and Beyoncé are one.

The big picture: "Cowboy Carter," released last week, is Beyoncé's tribute to the country genre's Black roots.

Zoom in: Shaboozey, a country-rap performer from Fairfax, appears on the songs "Sweet Honey Buckiin" and "Spaghetti."

Bonus connection: Celebrated Virginia Beach son Pharrell Williams is credited as a producer on the album. He also co-wrote and performs on "Sweet Honey Buckiin."


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