The introduction of the song comes off as a very country feeling. The arrangement does not deviate much from the original, since "Daddy Issues" is akin to a country song in Beyonce's award-winning album "Lemonade." "Daddy Issues" opens with Beyonce and The Dixie Chicks chanting 'Texas.' It was a really nice touch since Queen Bey and the Chicks both hail from Texas.
The lyrics are the anthem of a classic southern woman.
In the first place, her father passed on his values to her daughter. Beyonce talks about knowing her rights and keeping her gun close. She vowed to not only protect herself but also to protect her mother and sister when her dad is no longer around to protect them.
The addition of The Dixie Chicks to Beyonce's already powerful performance spiced up the song. Certainly, their perfect harmonies complimented the whole performance. Moreover, the whole vibe of the song is something that you can definitely jam to. Moreover, it also a special treat to music fans when there was another verse of the song inserted into the performance.
A lot of people thought that the performance was intrusive. Some people felt like Beyonce, and the Dixie Chicks were a gang of outspoken people who do not align themselves with the supposed non-partisan awards show. It would seem like people have not forgotten about the history of the controversial band. And coming together with a person of color during a pivotal year? The performance was bound to ruffle a few feathers.
Whether it was the intention of the organizers of the 2016 CMA awards, what should have been a night for the celebration of country music turned a little bit political. But regardless of which party you play it, you can't contest that these ladies make good music together.