Beyonce-Dixie Chicks collab sparks a clash on social media

Beyonce will perform during the 2016 CMA awards show

Backstage at Wednesday's (Nov. 2) CMA Awards, Maren Morris was still coming down from the shock of being named new artist of the year. I was just so overcome with emotion because I do think about what's happened in one year - sitting across the street last year at the Palm in the bar watching it on TV and seeing performances like Chris Stapleton and having his career explode and just seeing dreams come true.

Following the performance, country music fans lashed out on social media claiming she didn't belong there; the CMA account also reportedly deleted all mentions of her on their account.

Taylor Swift presented Brooks the award, but she wasn't the only pop star in the building: Beyonce sang her twangy song "Daddy Lessons" on a night celebrating the CMA Awards' 50th anniversary.

Veterans like Carrie Underwood and Miranda Lambert are expected to be joined by newcomers like Kelsea Ballerini this year in Nashville.

Meanwhile, Dolly Parton earned the "Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award", she said, "I would cry, but I didn't want to mess up my eyelashes". The singer had a very successful year with her sixth studio album, Storyteller.

To the delight of viewers at home, a number of celebrities in the audience worked as part-time show presenters, including Matthew McConaughey, Peyton Manning, Jennifer Garner, and Nicole Kidman.

The three-hour-long show, also featured performances by George Strait, Brooks & Dunn, Jason Aldean and Little Big Town.

The first award of the night went to Thomas Rhett, who won single of the year for "Die a Happy Man".

Later on he said, "Tonight, I gotta tell you, I missed the Chicks".

She then tweeted: "Hey everybody!The CMA's just called and asked us to co-host next year's show with Beyonce".

"Even better, Morris' big moment came right after Dierks Bentley and Elle King performed Bentley's questionably-titled song It's Different for Girls, his lyrics describing how women can't "fast forward through the pain" or "[push] back when the tears come on".

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