Matt Brown on Beyonce’s Texas Hold ‘Em

Feb 28, 2024 · 1985 views

Matt Brown in the center grew up listening to Feast of Fun and is now one of our favorite guests on the show. From left to right: Fausto Fernós, Matt Brown and Marc Felion. Photo: Fausto Fernós.

Everything Beyoncé touches turns into solid gold soul, even country music.

Her latest single, ‘Texas Hold ‘Em,’ is a number one hit on the Billboard country charts, making her the first black woman to ever achieve such a milestone in a genre of music that, despite its roots in black culture, has traditionally excluded artists of color.

Even Dolly Parton is a big fan and congratulated her on social media. But whenever you break a boundary, there’s bound to be some backlash.

Today comedian Matt Brown joins us to talk about the popularity of Beyonce’s Texas Hold ‘Em, and how popular culture is a powerful tool in breaking down barriers of inequality.

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