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From Miley to Dolly to Willie, here are all of Beyoncé's collaborators on “Cowboy Carter”

It's a grand ole country party!

For Beyoncé's grand ole country party, she invited a carriage-full of collaborators — from household names and country legends to young Black artists shaking up the genre. Here, your guide to Bey's Cowboy Carter impressive posse.

Tanner Adell

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Danielle Del Valle/Getty

Tanner Adell

Born in Lexington, Ky., and raised in Manhattan Beach, Calif., Tanner Adell garnered a significant following on social media before putting out her debut album, Buckle Bunny, in 2023. On Cowboy Carter she shows up on "Blackbiird," Bey's cover of the Beatles classic White Album track "Blackbird."

Brittney Spencer

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Brittney Spencer

A Baltimore native, Brittney Spencer released a cover of the Highwomen's "Crowded Table" in 2020 that went viral, leading to her first EP, Compassion, which came out later that year, and her debut studio album, My Stupid Life, which dropped earlier this year. She also sings on "Blackbiird."

Tiera Kennedy

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Tiera Kennedy

Alabama native Tiera Kennedy released her first EP, Tiera, in 2021 and will unveil her debut studio album, I Ain't a Cowgirl, in April. She also sings on "Blackbiird."

Reyna Roberts

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Leah Puttkammer/FilmMagic

Reyna Roberts

Born in Alaska and raised in Alabama and California, Reyna Roberts turned heads when she covered Carrie Underwood's "Drinking Alone," earning kudos from Underwood and country singer Mickey Guyton. She released her debut studio album, Bad Girl Bible, Vol. 1, last September. She also joins Bey on "Blackbiird."

Rumi Carter

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Rumi Carter

One of Bey and her husband Jay-Z's dynamic twins, Rumi Carter makes her professional musical debut on the Cowboy Carter track "Protector," asking the singer, "Mom, can I hear the lullaby, please?" Kids, they grow up so fast. Next thing you know, she'll be demanding that "Diva" remain on a setlist.

Willie Nelson

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Willie Nelson

Redheaded stranger, and perhaps the only person alive who can smoke Snoop Dogg under the table, Willie Nelson lends his distinctive drawl as a DJ on Cowboy Carter's fictional KNTRY radio station on two interludes, appropriately titled "Smoke Hour" and "Smoke Hour II."

Dolly Parton

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Daniel Boczarski/Getty Images Dolly Parton

Certified national treasure Dolly Parton needs no introduction, but she introduces Bey's update of her classic song "Jolene" on the interlude "Dolly P" and later shows up on the opening of the track "Tyrant," insisting, "Cowboy Carter, time to strike a match and light up this juke joint!"

Linda Martell

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Linda Martell

Country pioneer Linda Martell — who was the first Black woman to score multiple hits on the country charts and the first to perform at the Grand Ole Opry — gets a Cowboy Carter interlude, "The Linda Martell Show," and waxes on the limitations of musical genres on the track "Spaghettii."

Willie Jones

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Erika Goldring/WireImage

Willie Jones

Shreveport, La. native Willie Jones competed on The X Factor in 2012 and released his major-label debut, Something to Dance To — a mix of country, R&B, and hip-hop — in 2023. He appears on the Cowboy Carter track "Just for Fun."

Shaboozey

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Amy Sussman/Getty

Shaboozey

The Virginian-born Nigerian American alt-country artist guests on two tracks: "Spaghettii" and the Patsy Cline–channeling "Sweet Honey Buckin'." Shaboozey will release his next album, Where I’ve Been Isn’t Where I’m Going, in May.

Miley Cyrus

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Miley Cyrus

A lot of speculation circulated about Taylor Swift appearing on Cowboy Carter, and later Lady Gaga entered the conversation as a possible collab. But Miley Cyrus is the pop star belting her face off with Bey on the standout track "II Most Wanted."

Post Malone

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Perry Knotts/Getty

Post Malone

Rapper, singer, and professional sad boy Post Malone hops on the breezy, summer-ready bop "Levii's Jeans." Suddenly, him introducing his mom to Bey, a work friend, makes all the sense in the world.

Rhiannon Giddens

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Rhiannon Giddens

North Carolina native Rhiannon Giddens plays the banjo on the Cowboy Carter single "Texas Hold 'Em," and in 2023 she and Michael Abels won the Pulitzer Prize in Music for the opera Omar. She released her third solo studio album, You're the One, last August.

Justin Schipper

<p>Jeremy Cowart</p> Justin Schipper

Jeremy Cowart

Justin Schipper

Multi-instrumentalist Justin Schipper has collaborated with country artists including Shania Twain, Carrie Underwood, Little Big Town, and Chris Stapleton. He plays pedal steel guitar on "16 Carriages."

Robert Randolph

<p>FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP via Getty</p> Robert Randolph

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Robert Randolph

New Jersey native and steel pedal guitarist Robert Randolph and his group, the Family Band, started releasing albums in 2003, inspired by the likes of Earth, Wind & Fire and Sly and the Family Stone. Randolph plays pedal steel guitar on "16 Carriages."

Raphael Saadiq

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John Salangsang/Variety via Getty

Raphael Saadiq

A music legend, Raphael Saadiq has been making hits since he was the frontman of New Jack Swing group Tony! Toni! Toné!. He segued into writing and producing songs for everyone from Whitney Houston to Bey's sister Solange, and he composed the score for HBO's Insecure. He's a writer and producer on the Cowboy Carter tracks "Texas Hold 'Em" and "16 Carriages."

Stevie Wonder

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Michael Buckner/Billboard via Getty

Beyoncé and Stevie Wonder

Undisputed musical genius and vital American resource Stevie Wonder played the harmonica on "Jolene," as Bey revealed when Wonder presented her with iHeartRadio's Innovator Award on April 1.

Paul McCartney

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Chris Walter/Wireimage

Paul McCartney

Bey's cover of "Blackbiird" features songwriter Paul McCartney's original acoustic guitar and foot tapping from The Beatles' master recording from 1968.

And so many more…

Cowboy Carter also includes contributions from The-Dream, Pharrell, NO I.D., Ryan Tedder, Ryan Beatty, Swizz Beatz, Khirye Tyler, Derek Dixie, Ink, Nova Wav, Mamii, Cam, Tyler Johnson, Dave Hamelin, and Shawn “Jay-Z” Carter.

A press release for the album reads, "The process, sometimes years in the making, often meant combining pieces of different recordings, changing the instrumentation here, adding a snare there, to land at the perfect spot in the right time."

Cowboy Carter is out now. Listen to it below.

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