BINGE saddles up to release documentary on Beyoncé’s country music revolution

Streaming service BINGE has announced that it is releasing a documentary that explores how certain artists – like music juggernaut Beyoncé – are revolutionising the culture of country music.

‘Call Me Country: Beyoncé & Nashville’s Renaissance’ coincides with the ‘Break My Soul’ singer’s latest genre-bending album, Cowboy Carter – a body of work that saw the 32-time Grammy winner dip her toes into the stereotypically white genre of country music.

The film will analyse how popular artists’ work, including that of Beyoncé and Georgia-born rapper Lil Nas X, is “challenging the country music status quo”, along with exploring how today’s growing interest in the genre’s cultural evolution can be traced to Black artists working in Nashville.

The documentary will feature interviews with several musicians and artists, with the likes of country singer Rissi Palmer, banjo player Rhiannon Giddens (whose talent for the strings can be heard on Beyoncé’s 2024 single ‘Texas Hold ‘Em’), the Brothers Osborne’s T.J. and John Osborne, Denitia and Aaron Vance all set to take part in the conversation.

At the same time, Keith Hill, Chris Molanphy, Touré, Kyle Coroneos, Larisha Paul, and the Black Opry’s co-directors, Tanner D. and Holly G. – experts in the fields of country music and culture – will bring the analysis to the film.

Call Me Country: Beyoncé & Nashville’s Renaissance will premiere on BINGE (available via Hubbl) on May 24. The documentary will also be available to watch through Docos on May 25 (7:30pm) and On Demand.

BINGE’s latest announcement comes during the same month as its innovative collaborations with indie advertising agency Thinkerbell.

With the agency’s involvement, not only was the streaming service able to release the second phase of its I Saw it campaign, but it also released a set of scented candles for TV watchers to experience the service’s original shows in an olfactory way.


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