Dolly Parton teases Beyoncé collaboration 'possibly' coming soon

Saddle up for country music fans: A Dolly Parton and Beyoncé collaboration may be on the horizon.

Queen Bey stunned fans with the release of two country songs, "Texas Hold 'Em" and "16 Carriages," during the 2024 Super Bowl, and announced that her new album will be released on March 29 as part of her three-album Part II The Renaissance Project.

With Bey's foray into the genre, fans began speculating that Parton might appear in the upcoming film in some capacity. Now, the queen of country herself has confirmed that a "Dollyoncé" duet is indeed possible.

"I think she's already recorded 'Jolene,' and I think it might be on her country album, which I'm really excited about," Parton revealed in a recent interview with Knox News. "I love her! She's a beautiful girl and a great singer."

The country music star also revealed that she's been wanting Beyoncé to cover the 1973 hit for some time, adding that the two have been in contact multiple times. “We’ve been sending messages back and forth for years,” Patton continued. "She and her mother were like fans and I was always touched that they were fans and I always thought she was great."

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Parton didn't specify whether the cover of "Jolene" would be a duet or a solo, but the singer recently expressed interest in teaming up with Beyoncé to reimagine the country classic. "Oh, that would be great," she told Etalk in November 2023 when asked about recording a cover with Bey.

The "9 to 5" hitmaker also recently congratulated Beyoncé for 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 on Instagram. "Congratulations on your #1 Billboard Hot Country Single. Can't wait to hear the full album! Love you, Dolly."