EXCLUSIVE GIST: Beyonce & Dixie Chicks' perform 'Daddy Lessons' at CMA Awards

When word got out Wednesday (Nov. 2) that Beyoncé would perform at that night's CMA Awards, it seemed surprising enough on its own.
Then when she emerged a little over two-thirds of the way through the 50th-anniversary show, she had her very own surprise still to unleash: the Dixie Chicks.

The legendary country trio joined Queen Bey for "Daddy Lessons" from her visual album Lemonade.
The Chicks already had a connection to Bey's twangiest song yet: They've been performing it on tour this fall.
And immediately after the performance, they released a free download of the song on Twitter.