Earlier this week, Beyoncé fans were THRILLED when the Grammy nominations came out and the singer earned nine nods — but her country jam Daddy Lessons got no love!

It’s not like Bey didn’t try either as an insider with knowledge of the nomination process revealed the 35-year-old DID submit the song for the country category!

The source also dished that the country music committee rejected the song, keeping it from being eligible for best country song and best country solo performance.

As you probably remember, Jay Z‘s wife SLAYED her Daddy Lessons performance with the Dixie Chicks at the CMA Awards last month, which left many wondering if she could snag a country Grammy!

While there are those who don’t believe the Queen should have received a nod for Lessons, the song does dive into the songstress’ Southern music roots as she sings about lessons she learned from her father and former manager.

The track also includes horns, acoustic guitar, hand claps, and even references the Bible, the Second Amendment, and shooting guns. Sounds like all the ingredients of a country song to us! LOLz!

What’s surprising about the rejection is several country stars have defended the mother-of-one’s tune this year, like Blake Shelton who dished to ET:

"People that criticize can kiss my ass. That’s what I say. I can’t believe people that don’t contribute to music that criticize music, it just blows my mind and Beyoncé — tell them to kiss that ass, is what I would do."

Blake’s fellow country star Karen Fairchild stuck up for Beyoncé too, saying:

"[Beyoncé] has some stories to tell — that’s clear on Lemonade. And that’s what makes country music great."

Though we’re sure some members of the BeyHive are still upset, Beyoncé has NINE other categories she can win (including the surprising rock category for Don’t Hurt Yourself), and her 62 career nominations makes her the most-nominated woman in Grammy history.

Sure, the country award would have been a nice cherry on top, but Bey’s got one helluva Grammy sundae to look forward to!

What are you thoughts on Daddy Lessons not being nominated?