Dolly Parton Speaks Out After Beyoncé Reveals She’s Covering ‘Jolene’

Dolly Parton is putting her stamp of approval on Beyoncé’s new album, specifically her apparent “Jolene” cover. 

On Wednesday, the 42-year-old Queen Bey shared a poster-style tracklist announcing all 27 song titles from her upcoming Cowboy Carter record, which appears to include a version of Parton’s iconic single from 1973. In response, the “My Tennesse Mountain Home” singer, 78, encouraged her fans to check it out — after hearing her version, of course.

“Listen to my original ‘Jolene’ while you wait for @Beyonce’s COWBOY CARTER – Dolly P,” Parton wrote in a tweet Wednesday evening. She accompanied the message with a photo of Beyoncé’s newly released tracklist poster alongside her own artwork for the original release of “Jolene.”

Over on Instagram, the “I Will Always Love You” crooner also used her Instagram Story to share her fellow musician’s announcement and attaching her own version of the song, which has been streamed on Spotify more than 600 million times.

In the comments of Queen Bey’s post, which has amassed more than 1 million likes, thousands of fans have shared their excitement over the nearly 30 songs releasing on Friday, with many honing in on the reference to one of Parton’s most notorious songs. 

“Joleneeeeeeee I’m gonna cry!” commented one fan. 

“The legends ???? Dolly P and Bey???? laaawwwwddddd,” added another.

“This album is about to …baby she’s bout to cut Jolene UP????‍????????‍????????‍????” wrote a third fan.