Beyoncé ‘Jolene’ cover? Dolly Parton says it may appear on new ‘Cowboy Carter’ album

(LEFT) Singer Dolly Parton arrives for the 58th Academy of Country Music awards at The Ford Center at The Star on May 11, 2023, in Frisco, Texas. (Right) Beyoncé supports Jay-Z as he accepts the Dr. Dre Global Impact Award during the 66th GRAMMY Awar …

“Jolene” is one of Dolly Parton’s most well-known songs, covered by the likes of Olivia Newton-John, The White Stripes, and Miley Cyrus, and it may get another famous rendition.

Beyoncé on Tuesday revealed that her forthcoming album, called “Act II: Cowboy Carter,” will be released on March 29. The singer has already released two country singles, called “16 Carriages” and “Texas Hold ‘Em,” becoming the first Black woman to reach No. 1 on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs Chart with the latter.

Parton, a country music idol herself, was recently asked about speculation that Beyoncé covered one of her hits for the new album.

“Well, I think she has! I think she’s recorded ‘Jolene’ and I think it’s probably gonna be on her country album, which I’m very excited about that,” Parton told Knox News in a recent interview, calling Beyoncé a “beautiful girl and a great singer.”

“I love her!” Parton said.

“We’ve kind of sent messages back and forth through the years,” Parton added. “And she and her mother were like fans, and I was always touched that they were fans, and I always thought she was great.”

Parton has spoken highly of Queen Bey in the past. Last month, she posted a message of congratulations after “Texas Hold ‘Em” reached the top of the country chart.

“I’m a big fan of Beyoncé and very excited that she’s done a country album,” Parton wrote in a statement. “So congratulations on your Billboard Hot Country number one single.”


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