Beyoncé fans think Dolly Parton strongly opposed Cowboy Carter

Dolly Parton doesn't want to hear any criticism from Cowboy Carter — at least that's what fans think.

When Beyoncé drops her country album on March 29, Parton stars on the record's aptly titled song "Dolly P," as well as a reworked version of Bey's 1973 hit "Jolene."

But while "Cowboy Carter" broke streaming records upon its release, "Queen Bey's" foray into the country music genre sparked a backlash from some naysayers. She spoke at the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards on April 1, telling the audience that the music industry should be "more open to the joy and liberation that comes from enjoying art without preconceptions."

That same day, Parton shared a clip from her 1982 film The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas , The caption on Instagram read, "The door is over there."

In the video, she sings part of the song "A Lil' Ole Bitty Pissant Country Place," with the lyrics: "Do you hear me well? Keep the leeches and vampires off the path."

The lyrics continue, "I know how to handle a gun/No one messes with my girls/And any questions you might have about the way I run this place/Don't whine and complain behind my back/Just tell me face to face."

Beyoncé at the 2024 iHeartRadio Music Awards. Michael Buckner/Billboard/Getty Images

Many in the Hive thought the post was a subtle call out to haters. One user commented on Instagram: "Here's a message for those who are complaining about recent product releases."

"Shades and tea, I'm here for both," another fan wrote, while one user added, "Dolly P clapped back, we live for it!"

Dolly is Bey's "big fan"

Parton's post comes just days after she congratulated Bey on the release of her new album. "Wow, I just heard 'Jolene,'" she wrote on Instagram. "Beyoncé gave that girl some trouble and she deserved it! Love you, Dolly P."

This isn't the first time Parton has expressed her love for Beyoncé recently. In February, the country music icon congratulated her on becoming the first black woman to reach No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart with "Texas Hold 'Em."

"I'm a huge Beyoncé fan and so excited for her to make a country album," Parton wrote in a message. "Congratulations on your #1 Billboard Hot Country Single. Can't wait to hear the full album!"