Dolly Parton congratulates Beyoncé for topping country Billboard chart

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By Kim Novak

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Dolly Parton has voiced her support for Beyoncé after the singer became the first Black woman to top Billboard's Hot Country chart.

The 42-year-old singer unveiled her new tracks 'Texas Hold 'Em' and '16 Carriages' during the Super Bowl, with the former immediately shooting to the top of the chart after just four days.

Fans had already suspected the country era was coming based on her outfit for the Grammy Awards weeks before her new album was announced after she rocked a brown checkered blazer and shorts co-ord with a matching ribbon tie and cowboy hat.

Bey soon became the first Black woman to debut at the top of Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, and country icon Dolly was among those sharing their congratulations for her achievement.

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Beyoncé is already making waves with her country music. Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Dolly, who has been a country music legend since the 1960s, shared her congratulations for Beyoncé's milestone achievement, writing on Instagram: "I'm a big fan of Beyoncé and very excited that she's done a country album. So congratulations on your Billboard Hot County number one single. Can't wait to hear the full album!"

She signed off the message with a red heart emoji in the caption, with many fans rushing to the comments to praise the singer for her support.

They commented: "Another example of how Dolly treats everyone with respect" and: "The Queeen has spoken. Can we support Bey already? Country is for everyone! Crossovers are a thing. Dolly has crossed over until there haven’t been any more overs to cross to and we have been there all the way."

Others added: "If you are disagreeing with…checks notes, Dolly Parton, on what is country….maybe be more like Dolly."

Fans also commented: "Queens supporting queens," "Legends supporting legends," and: "It's the women supporting women for me," while others called for the pair to collaborate.

Despite some backlash for Beyoncé's new song being included in the country chart, Dolly - and several other country stars - have been vocal about welcoming her into the fold.

Darius Rucker spoke to photographers to say he couldn't wait to hear what Beyoncé had cooked up for Renaissance Act II, even hoping it may win her the coveted Album of the Year Grammy she has yet to receive.

As well as being the first Black female to debut at the top of Billboard's Hot Country chart, Bey is also only the second female solo artist - with no accompanying featured artists - to have debuted at number one on the chart, following Taylor Swift who became the first in 2021 with her re-recordings of 'Love Story' and 'All Too Well'.

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Country legend Dolly Parton welcomed Bey into the genre. Credit: Omar Vega/FilmMagic/Getty Images

As well as this, Beyoncé is also the first woman to top both the Hot Country Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hip Songs charts since the lists began in 1958, with only Justin Bieber, Billy Ray Cyrus, Ray Charles, and Morgan Wallen having previously led both charts.

'Texas Hold 'Em' caused some controversy after its release, when an Oklahoma country radio station initially refused requests to play it, later giving in following a viral campaign on Twitter (now known as X).

Featured image credit: Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images

Dolly Parton congratulates Beyoncé for topping country Billboard chart

vt-author-image

By Kim Novak

Article saved!Article saved!

Dolly Parton has voiced her support for Beyoncé after the singer became the first Black woman to top Billboard's Hot Country chart.

The 42-year-old singer unveiled her new tracks 'Texas Hold 'Em' and '16 Carriages' during the Super Bowl, with the former immediately shooting to the top of the chart after just four days.

Fans had already suspected the country era was coming based on her outfit for the Grammy Awards weeks before her new album was announced after she rocked a brown checkered blazer and shorts co-ord with a matching ribbon tie and cowboy hat.

Bey soon became the first Black woman to debut at the top of Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart, and country icon Dolly was among those sharing their congratulations for her achievement.

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Beyoncé is already making waves with her country music. Credit: Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Dolly, who has been a country music legend since the 1960s, shared her congratulations for Beyoncé's milestone achievement, writing on Instagram: "I'm a big fan of Beyoncé and very excited that she's done a country album. So congratulations on your Billboard Hot County number one single. Can't wait to hear the full album!"

She signed off the message with a red heart emoji in the caption, with many fans rushing to the comments to praise the singer for her support.

They commented: "Another example of how Dolly treats everyone with respect" and: "The Queeen has spoken. Can we support Bey already? Country is for everyone! Crossovers are a thing. Dolly has crossed over until there haven’t been any more overs to cross to and we have been there all the way."

Others added: "If you are disagreeing with…checks notes, Dolly Parton, on what is country….maybe be more like Dolly."

Fans also commented: "Queens supporting queens," "Legends supporting legends," and: "It's the women supporting women for me," while others called for the pair to collaborate.

Despite some backlash for Beyoncé's new song being included in the country chart, Dolly - and several other country stars - have been vocal about welcoming her into the fold.

Darius Rucker spoke to photographers to say he couldn't wait to hear what Beyoncé had cooked up for Renaissance Act II, even hoping it may win her the coveted Album of the Year Grammy she has yet to receive.

As well as being the first Black female to debut at the top of Billboard's Hot Country chart, Bey is also only the second female solo artist - with no accompanying featured artists - to have debuted at number one on the chart, following Taylor Swift who became the first in 2021 with her re-recordings of 'Love Story' and 'All Too Well'.

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Country legend Dolly Parton welcomed Bey into the genre. Credit: Omar Vega/FilmMagic/Getty Images

As well as this, Beyoncé is also the first woman to top both the Hot Country Songs and Hot R&B/Hip-Hip Songs charts since the lists began in 1958, with only Justin Bieber, Billy Ray Cyrus, Ray Charles, and Morgan Wallen having previously led both charts.

'Texas Hold 'Em' caused some controversy after its release, when an Oklahoma country radio station initially refused requests to play it, later giving in following a viral campaign on Twitter (now known as X).

Featured image credit: Kevin Sabitus/Getty Images