Beyonce & Dixie Chicks' 'Daddy Lessons' CMA Awards Performance: Twitter Reacts

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Beyoncé and The Dixie Chicks perform onstage at the 50th annual Country Music Awards on Nov. 2, 2016 in Nashville, Tenn.

When word got out Wednesday (Nov. 2) that Beyoncé would perform at that night's CMA Awards, it seemed surprising enough on its own. Then when she emerged a little over two-thirds of the way through the 50th-anniversary show, she had her very own surprise still to unleash: the Dixie Chicks.

The legendary country trio joined Queen Bey for "Daddy Lessons" from her visual album Lemonade. The Chicks already had a connection to Bey's twangiest song yet: They've been performing it on tour this fall. And immediately after the performance, they released a free download of the song on Twitter.

So after the initial shock of Beyoncé performing at a country show wore off, what was the reaction? Below, Reese Witherspoon, Anthony Hamilton and a host of country singers weigh in under the video:


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