After an internet backlash, a US country music radio station played Beyoncé's new songs after refusing a listener's request. 

 On Tuesday, a Beyoncé fan requested Texas Hold 'Em, one of two songs delivered in a surprise Super Bowl drop where the 32-time Grammy winner also announced the second album in her Renaissance trilogy. 

 Roger Harris, general manager of KYKC in Oklahoma, responded to the request by email. 

 “We do not play Beyoncé on KYKC as we are a country music station,” Harris tweeted. 

 With a screenshot of the message on X, formerly Twitter, the fan accused the station of “blatant racism and discrimination” and urged others to “email the radio station to request the song”. 

The post went viral among Beyoncé's Beyhive. 

 The tweet, which has over 3.5 million views, was shared by @BeyLegion, a fan account with nearly 500,000 followers. 

 Texas Hold 'Em and 16 Carriages, Beyoncé's new country singles, promise a western sound for her future album, unlike Renaissance's dance and house roots from 2022 

 Harris told the New York Times that hundreds of emails and calls requested Texas Hold 'Em. 

 “I've never experienced anything like the amount of communications we received in support of the song,” he said. 

 Score, the station's parent business, told Entertainment Weekly that Harris was “removed and didn't know otherwise” that Beyoncé had released country music 

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