Brittney Spencer, Reyna Roberts, And More Speak About Working With Beyoncé On ‘Cowboy Carter’

Brittney Spencer, Reyna Roberts, and more are grateful for Beyoncé’s Cowboy Carter. During an interview with ETOnline, several CC collaborators spoke about their experience working with Bey. Reyna referred to the moment as a life-changing experience. Roberts details how the opportunity is just an example of all the beautiful things filling out her life. One of the most difficult portions of the experience for Roberts was seemingly keeping quiet.

“I’m not about about [to] get in trouble. I’m saying nothing! Literally, this [was] a dream come true,” Roberts said. “Beyoncé is my favorite artist and to be here tonight at the CMT Awards, I’m just grateful that all these things are happening in my life.” 

Willie Jones, a country star based in Louisiana, described the collaboration as a musical education. The “Back Porch” singer recalled how the opportunity came his way and how the Beyhive showed him love.

“I got the call, and I dropped everything. I was really excited. It’s really a history lesson about music and, really, about America,” Jones said about his time working on the album. “I love how she really dug her roots deep for this one and brought out all the stops… All I got to say is, shout-out to the Bey Hive. Shout-out to the cocoon, critters, all the caterpillars, all the bees. The Bees be spreading the good news on Twitter.” 

Tiera Kennedy detailed the Marvel Cinematic Universe-like secrecy they swore to before working alongside Bey for the album. Tiera admitted that it was difficult and easy to keep it on the hush. “It was hard, but it also wasn’t hard,” Kennedy said jokingly. “‘Cause I was like, ‘I’m not telling anybody because I want to stay on this album!’” 

Brittney Spencer referred to her opportunity to work alongside Bey as “the most overstimulating experience of my life.” She also offered a first-hand account of “the Beyoncé” effect. “Nothing can prepare you for the Beyoncé effect,” she divulged. “So I’m glad that I had some time to myself to kinda just sit in my little solitude in my memory bank.” 

“Beyoncé, you are the artist of your generation,” she continued. “I love you, thank you so much for allowing me to be a part of his incredible masterpiece.” 

But it may have been Tanner Adell who was more profoundly impacted by Queen Bey’s aura. Tanner stated she had lost sleep before the album dropped. Since then, the singer’s insomnia has been apparently cured. And she thinks it’s all thanks to Cowboy Carter

“I haven’t been able to sleep and since the album came out, I’ve been sleeping like a baby,” she joked. “I have been celebrating with nine to 10 hours of sleep every night. I feel great. No worries. Not a worry in the world.” 

Roberts, Adell, Kennedy, and Spencer, whose vocals can all be heard on Bey’s “Blackbiird,” joined each other onstage during the CMT Awards on Sunday (April 7), serving as presenters during the country music celebration.