Beyoncé Teases “Cowboy Carter” With Two New Album Covers

Beyonce making history at the 63rd Grammy Awards.
Beyonce at the 63rd Grammy Awards. Photo by Robert Gauthier/Los Angeles Times/Shutterstock (11799945eu)

Beyoncé’s Cowboy Carter is one of the most exciting new albums hitting the shelves this month, and she just added more fuel to the fire. Queen B shared two new covers of her country-themed album and explained why she decided to give this genre a shot.

The first cover Beyoncé shared with the world is a direct reference to its predecessor Renaissance. Both covers show her riding a horse, but she’s wearing a red, white, and blue outfit this time around, paired with a cowboy hat and boots, while an American flag waves in her hands.

Beyoncé also unveiled an alternative cover, which sees her wearing a sash that reads “Act II Beyoncé” instead of “Cowboy Carter”. She’s rocking a braided hairstyle and smoking a cigar against a black background on the second cover.

Beyoncé also shared a lengthy statement explaining that her new album is a clapback to being told she doesn’t belong in country music. She described it as a “Beyoncé album” and not just a country album, and promised it has some amazing collaborations in store.

“I have a few surprises on the album and have collaborated with some brilliant artists who I deeply respect. I hope that you can hear my heart and soul, and all the love and passion that I poured into every detail and every sound,” she explained.

Cowboy Carter will hit the shelves on March 29, and its release was preceded by singles “16 Carriages” and “Texas Hold ‘Em”.