The surprise collaboration of Beyonce and the Dixie Chicks at the Country Music Association Awards was still rocking the music world on Thursday, but not all were impressed by the electric performance - and some country fans unleashed their anger on social media. According to the singer's BeyHive Twitter fan account, Queen Bey will reportedly be opening this year's Country Music Awards on November 2.
As soon as the 50th annual CMAs returned from a commercial break, Beyonce and the Dixie Chicks were on stage performing "Daddy Lessons", a country-tinged song from Beyonce's album "Lemonade".
Church is also nominated for male vocalist of the year, where he will compete with Stapleton, who won music video of the year for "Fire Away".
"What a wonderful night".
Taylor Swift presented Garth with the award, while actor Matthew McConaughey was among the star-studded audience.
Underwood and Paisley will also host, their ninth year to do so.
"We're so sick of politics, we don't even care who wins", they sang in harmony. Maines has also been critical of Republican Presidential candidate Donald Trump.
Judging by the magnitude of this year's 50th anniversary celebration - not to mention the success of similarly-huge pop star Justin Timberlake's show-stopping collab with Chris Stapleton last year - anything could happen. "I never thought as a songwriter I'd be standing here today".
Other performances we know will include Dierks Bentley with Elle King as well as Thomas Rhett performing a stripped down version of his smash single, "Die A Happy Man".
Lori McKenna won song of the year for writing Tim McGraw's "Humble and Kind", a tune she said was based off a prayer she wrote for her five children.