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Beyoncé’s “Texas Hold ‘Em” Has Country Radios Raving!

By Orgesta Tolaj


21 February 2024

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Seems like the pop sensation is ready to bag yet another record! Beyoncé, the queen of pop and R&B, has surprised fans and critics alike with her latest single, “Texas Hold ‘Em.” The song, which has a distinct country twang, has been receiving praise from country radio stations and music enthusiasts.

With her powerhouse vocals and undeniable talent, Beyoncé has once again proven her versatility as an artist. “Texas Hold ‘Em” showcases her ability to blend genres seamlessly and has country radios raving. And here is how that is helping her chart in the country radio.

Beyoncé’s “Texas Hold ‘Em” Is Met With Achievements After Achievements

Yeehaw, everyone! What? Do you think that’s uncool to say? Well, apparently not anymore! There is now a rare accomplishment that Beyoncé recently achieved. Amongst the low amount of black female country musicians, Beyoncé’s new single “Texas Hold ‘Em” debuted at No. 50 on Billboard’s country radio chart and No. 54 on Mediabase.


Only seven Black female acts have made it to the country radio charts in the eight decades that Billboard has maintained such records. The song “Color Him Father” by Linda Martell from 1969 still has the highest chart position of any Black female country singer at No. 22.

How Did “Texas Hold ‘Em” Reach the Country Radio?

The country airplay charts from Mediabase and Billboard rank records based on audience impressions and compare spins in large versus minor regions. These figures are closely watched by country radio stations to gauge a song’s performance and suitability for playback. According to U.S. Radio Updater, “Texas Hold ‘Em” is the first single by a solo Black female artist to chart since the 2016 smash song “Heartbreak Song” by Micky Guyton. It took Guyton around three months to get into the country radio charts. In a week, Beyoncé accomplished it.


Between 2007 and 2008, Black female country performer Rissi Palmer, who hosts Apple Music Radio’s Color Me Country program, recorded three country radio singles, all of which peaked at No. 47 on the charts.

“If anything, the lesson this week is all that stuff that they’ve told us about [country] radio, that we have to do, we don’t have to do it,” she stated. “They spoke aloud the silent portion. They can obtain it from the internet, so you don’t need to service a song or go on a radio tour.”

What did you think of Beyoncé’s “Texas Hold ‘Em”?

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