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Raye Reveals She Co-Wrote ‘Riiverdance’ on Beyoncé’s ‘Cowboy Carter’: ‘What an Honour’

A little context if you care to listen: Raye had a major role on Beyoncé’s freshly released album, Cowboy Carter.

The “Escapism” superstar took to Instagram to reveal that she co-wrote one of the project’s standout tracks, “Riiverdance.” Alongside a video of her posing with a cowboy hat, she wrote in a caption on Instagram on Friday (March 29), “happy COWBOY CARTER day. What an honour it is to being able to contribute my small piece to this beautiful album, and to THE @beyonce who continues to inspire all of us. Track 23 : RIIVERDANCE, co – written by me, found my beat up cowboy hat i bought on my 21st birthday for this special occasion.”

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Bey introduced her Cowboy Carter era with a pair of country singles — “16 Carriages” and Billboard Hot 100 chart-topper “Texas Hold ‘Em” — released during the 2024 Super Bowl. The 27-track album features a whopping list of star-studded collaborators, including Miley Cyrus, Post Malone, Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson, Linda Martell, Tanner Adell, Willie Jones, Raphael Saadiq, The-Dream, Shaboozey and more.

“This album has been over five years in the making,” Bey wrote of the project on Instagram earlier this month. “It was born out of an experience that I had years ago where I did not feel welcomed…and it was very clear that I wasn’t. But, because of that experience, I did a deeper dive into the history of Country music and studied our rich musical archive. It feels good to see how music can unite so many people around the world, while also amplifying the voices of some of the people who have dedicated so much of their lives educating on our musical history.”

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