Dolly Parton shares her thoughts on Beyonce's pivot to country music

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It's all love between these two music icons.

Beyonce made music history when she became the first Black woman to reach #1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs for her new single, "Texas Hold 'Em." This song was one of two (the other being "16 Carriages" that Beyonce released ahead of her upcoming Renaissance Act II album which is said to have heavy country influences.

Although the Texas native is fairly new to the country music scene with these only being her second and third songs to dip into the genre after "Daddy Lessons" in 2016, she's definitely got people talking about the upcoming genre change. It's not just the Beyhive (what Beyonce's fanbase is called) that are excited, either. Big name country celebrities are sending their love to the "Crazy In Love" singer.

Dolly Parton, a country music legend who had her first single on the US Country Charts in 1960 with her song "Dumb Blonde" hitting #24 and first reached the #1 spot in 1970 with "Joshua." In total, Dolly Parton has been #1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs 25 times since her career started. Now, she's congratulating Beyonce for making music history by reaching the top of the chart, too.

The "Jolene" singer took to her Instagram account to send some love to Beyonce on February 22.

"I'm a big fan of Beyonce and very excited that she's done a country album," Parton wrote in the message and congratulated her on reaching the top of the Hot Country Songs chart with the single. "Can't wait to h ear the full album!"

While "Texas Hold 'Em" hit the top of the charts, the more soulful country ballad "16 Carriages" debuted at #9 on the same charts, meaing that both of her songs were in the top 10, which is a major achievement.

Becoming the first Black woman to reach the top of the Hot Country Songs chart isn't the only time this singer, who got her start in the R&B girl group Destiny's Child, broke music records, either.

She also holds the record for the most Grammys won by a single artist and she became the female artist with the most Grammy wins in history at the 2021 Grammy Awards.