Molly Tuttle Puts A Bluegrass Spin On Beyoncé’s “Texas Hold ‘Em”

Molly Tuttle
Molly Tuttle

I’m not upset with this version.

Since the release of Beyoncé’s “country” (take that with a grain of salt) single “Texas Hold ‘Em,” the internet has been up in arms about what constitutes a song to be “country.” While the crossover of genres and the sound of the music has caused an uproar, it has given Beyoncé quite the ROI. With her single skyrocketing to the top of charts, it’s broken records and stayed leading the pack for streams.

Regardless of your stance on the song, you can’t deny it has sparked a cultural phenomenon, and with the album cover of COWBOY CARTER just being revealed, it feels like perfect timing that his video popped up on my timeline.

Molly Tuttle decided to put her spin on “Texas Hold ‘Em” while strumming a banjo in the bathtub, and I must admit, I am HERE for this take on the track. Tuttle mentioned in the caption that she is a member of the Beyhive and wanted to put her spin on the track as soon as she saw a friend of hers was the banjo player.

Sometimes the acoustics are best in the bathtub… I’m a certified member of the beyhive and when I heard the amazing Rhiannon Giddens playing banjo on ‘Texas Hold ‘Em’ I knew I had to give it a try.”

The twang from her vintage-looking banjo gives the track a sound that is tried and true to Tuttle’s roots while still honoring the composition that Beyoncé created in the studio.

This is my favorite version of “Texas Hold ‘Em” I have heard thus far, and folks in the comment section shared the same sentiments. Fire this one up, you crushed this Miss Molly Tuttle.

@mollytuttle Replying to @Amanda Feinstein ♬ original sound – MollyTuttle

If you haven’t heard the original, do so while you are here.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock