Dolly Parton Praises Beyoncé For Releasing A Country Music Album

BY Nii Ogbamey Tetteh February 24, 2024 11:22 PM EDT
Dolly Parton and Beyoncé

Legendary country musician Dolly Parton has commended RnB singer Beyoncé on her recent record-breaking Country music performance with Texas Hold ‘Em.

The queen of country music not only expressed excitement for the upcoming Renaissance: Act II album, but she also revealed that she is a member of the Bey-hive.

“I’m a big fan of Beyonce and very excited that she’s done a country album,” wrote the “Jolene” crooner on her Instagram story. “So congratulations on your Billboard Hot Country number one single. Can’t wait to hear the full album!,”Dolly Parton posted on her Instagram page.

Beyoncé’s eighth studio albumRenaissance Act II is expected to be released on March 29.

Texas Hold ‘Em was released alongside the second single, 16 Carriages, as a surprise album reveal during the 2024 Super Bowl. Following the announcement, Bey was featured in a Verizon commercial in which she discussed methods to halt the world, which eventually led to the launch of her new album.

Texas Hold ‘Em garnered over 19.2 million official streams and 4.8 million in all-format airplay audience and sold 39,000 in the US through February 15 as 16 Carriages brought in “10.3 million streams, 90,000 in radio reach, and 14,000 sold.”

Recently, Beyoncé was among the many celebrities who attended the Super Bowl in Las Vegas. She arrived at the game a little after everyone else, rocking a piece from her new hair collection in a Western plunging-themed Dolce & Gabbana.

The 42-year-old singer of Single Ladies donned her platinum blonde hair teased to the Dolly Parton level, emulating Miley Cyrus.

Her hairstylist Neal Farinah posted a sneak peek of her look on Instagram. In one photo, she accessorized with a dramatic black Dolce & Gabbana cape and a cowboy hat, while in another, she wore a black bolo tie with a turquoise pendant tucked between her cleavage.

Fans were unaware that the Western-inspired ensemble was a tease for her upcoming album, but it follows her 2024 Grammys ensemble of checkered shorts and a white cowboy hat from earlier this month.

While announcing a new country album and releasing two songs during the game. Beyoncé recently disclosed that the official launch date of her new haircare line, Cécred, is set for February 20.