Dolly Parton & Fans React To Beyoncé’s New Album, Including Her “Jolene” Remake

A two-photo collage. The first shows Beyoncé smiling on stage with a mic in hand. The second shows Dolly Parton singing on stage. In both they're wearing mainly black outfits.

What do Beyoncé and Dolly Parton have in common? After the former dropped a new album today, they can both say they have hit country albums! After much anticipation, Beyoncé released COUNTRY CARTER, and fans are in love. There are over 20 new songs for folks to enjoy. This includes the beloved song Jolene, originally sung by Dolly Parton herself.

Leading up to the release of her first country album, Beyoncé has received a lot of support. Even those who aren’t usually country fans have been eagerly awaiting to hear how she’ll put her own spin on the genre. Most notably, though, the Queen of Country herself has been looking forward to today.

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

Beyoncé’ Puts a Twist on Dolly Parton’s Jolene

Tweet from @TreyHelps:

Judge me all you want but after hearing #COWBOYCARTER, I’m ready for a @DollyParton & @Beyonce duet of #Jolene on an awards show!!!
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Now that the album is out, we’re learning that both Beyoncé and Parton are quite sneaky. On COUNTRY CARTER, just before Jolene plays, Parton has a few words to share. It’s the perfect transition into the song which, thanks to Beyoncé’s tweaks, turns the tables on Jolene.

“Hey miss Honey B, it’s Dolly P,” Parton says in the track titled Dolly P. “You know that hussy with the good hair you sing about? Reminded me of someone I knew back when.”

Tweet from @Bailey86430630:

Glad I'm not Jolene, she has 2 divas after her (Dolly and Beyonce).  Don't forget she had a mini-diva (Miley) at some point too.  

Phew, Jolene is tired !
#Beyonce  #Jolene  #COWBOYCARTER
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Rather than feeling threatened by the woman, Beyoncé takes the stance that nothing can get between her and her man. Needless to say, fans of both Parton and Beyoncé are ecstatic over this new take on the hit song. Best of all, it’s just one of many hits on the album!

As of today, Beyoncé and Parton have hit country albums — but they’ve both been icons in music for much longer!

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