Dixie Chicks have hit out at the online backlash that followed their memorable performance with Beyonce at the Country Music Awards on Wednesday night.

CMA World is said to have posted an article concerning the headline-stealing duet, before quickly taking it down from its site because it reportedly generated a lot of hateful and/or racist responses.

The same negativity spilled over into a collage photo that the CMAs posted via their official Instagram account later the same evening. However, the Beyhive was quick off the mark in response to the hate, commenting in praise of their idol underneath the post.

Female trio Dixie Chicks, no strangers to controversy in the world of country, took to their Twitter account to post a clip of their performance of Bey’s ‘Daddy Lessons’. Underneath, they wrote: “If we all turn this up really loud, together we can drown out the hate.”

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Many fans hoping to check out footage from the ceremony, which was broadcast on ABC on Wednesday night (November 2nd), were disappointed to find practically no mention or coverage of the duet was absent.

A statement from the CMAs later that day said, addressing the absence of clips of the performance: “CMA has not erased any mentions of Beyoncé's performance on the CMA Awards. In advance of the broadcast, CMA removed a 5-second promotional clip from ABC.com and CMA's Facebook page. The promo was unapproved and CMA removed it prior to the broadcast.”

“Beyoncé's performance with Dixie Chicks was a highlight of the evening and we are continuing to share the amazing full-length performance clip via our official social channels.”

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