*Beyonce’s nine Grammy nominations on Tuesday covered multiple genres – from pop, to R&B, to hip-hop and even rock.
The singer tried to score a country nod as well for her track “Daddy Lessons,” but the Recording Academy’s country music committee put its foot down.
A person familiar with the Grammy nomination process told the Associated Press on Wednesday that Beyonce submitted “Daddy Lessons” — from her album Lemonade — to the country category. The person, who spoke on condition of anonymity because the person was not allowed to speak publicly about the topic, said the country music committee rejected the song.
If Beyonce’s song had made it through, it would have been eligible for honors such as best country song and country solo performance.
Despite the country snub, Beyonce still has the distinction of becoming the first artist in history to to earn nominations in pop, R&B, hip-hop and rock in the same year. Paul McCartney and Janet Jackson have also received Grammy nominations in pop, rock, R&B and rap, but not in the same year.
Beyonce’s nine nominations include the big three: album of the year for Lemonade, and song and record of the year for “Formation.” She also is competing for best rock performance (“Don’t Hurt Yourself” with Jack White), pop solo performance (“Hold Up”), rap/sung performance (“Freedom” with Kendrick Lamar) and urban contemporary album (“Lemonade”).
Beyonce has won 20 Grammy Awards and is the most-nominated woman in Grammy history with 62 nominations. She also is competing for best music film with “Lemonade” and music video with “Formation.”
“Daddy Lessons” highlights the Houston native’s Southern music roots, incorporating horns, acoustic guitar and hand claps as Beyonce sings about lessons she learned from her father and former manager. The lyrics include references to the Second Amendment, the Bible and shooting guns.
Beyonce performed the track at last month’s Country Music Association Awards alongside the Dixie Chicks, and later released a version of the song featuring the country trio. (Watch below):