Beyonce is one of the most talented people on Earth, says Luke Grimes

Luke Grimes thinks Beyonce's country music is "great" for the genre.

The Grammy-winning star released 'Cowboy Carter' in March, and Luke has welcomed Beyonce's move into the country genre.

Luke, 40, told The Independent: "It’s music. It’s not rocket science. People are trying to make sounds that make you have a better time. Why would you be mad at that?"

Luke subsequently hailed Beyonce as "one of the most talented people on Earth", and the musician believes she's already had a positive impact on the genre.

Luke explained: "She’s one of the most talented people on Earth, so hell yeah, if she likes country too, that’s great."

Similarly, Darius Rucker recently argued that Beyonce's album is good for country music.

The 57-year-old singer - who pivoted to country music back in 2008 - welcomed Beyonce's recent switch to a country-inspired sound.

He told Us Weekly: "I’m happy for her. I’m happy for the genre.

"The eyes that she brought to country music went up, and that’s always a good thing when you have more people watching country music."

Darius also hopes that other black musicians will follow the same path as Beyonce.

He explained: "I hope what she’s done translate[s] even more than it already has to more people of colour getting a shot at country music."

Prior to that, Carlene Carter claimed that country music is "lucky" to have Beyonce.

Speaking to 'Entertainment Tonight', Carlene explained: "I loved that she came out with her name as Carter because she's married to Jay-Z, and I thought, she's from Texas, she wanted to make a country record, nobody should give her any poo poo about it, you know? But they did and I was like, 'OK, y'all can just shut the hell up because she is Beyonce and we are lucky to have her even want to be in the vicinity of us.'"