John Schneider Criticizes Beyoncé’s Dive into Country Music

Actor John Schneider recently expressed his opinion about Beyoncé’s foray into country music, likening her to a dog marking its territory. In an interview with conservative news channel One America News Network, Schneider voiced his concerns about Beyoncé’s fans pushing for her new song, “Texas Hold ‘Em,” to be played on a country music radio station in Oklahoma.

The conversation between Schneider and OANN host Alison Steinberg began with a discussion about how country music has evolved over the years with the emergence of crossover artists like Shania Twain and Carrie Underwood. Steinberg then mentioned the backlash faced by KYKC 100.1 FM for not playing Beyoncé’s latest track.

Schneider responded by highlighting what he perceives as a pattern in the entertainment industry, where individuals try to assert their influence across different genres. Using a metaphor, he stated, “They’ve got to make their mark, just like a dog in a dog walk park. You know, every dog has to mark every tree, right?”

The actor continued by pointing out that while artists like Shania Twain and others who transitioned into country music had already established themselves within the genre, newcomers may underestimate the complexity and sophistication of country music. Schneider, who has dabbled in country music himself, drew on his experience to emphasize the challenges of blending different musical styles.

Although Schneider made it clear that he is not a fan of Beyoncé’s music, many people have been eagerly listening to her new songs. “Texas Hold ‘Em,” along with another track called “16 Carriages,” debuted on Billboard’s Country Airplay chart, making it Beyoncé’s first appearance on the country charts.

While it is natural for opinions to differ regarding artists exploring different musical genres, it is important to remember the diversity and evolution that can enrich the music industry. Beyoncé’s decision to delve into country music reflects her artistic exploration and innovation, and it should be celebrated as a testament to the fluidity of music genres.