Dolly Parton pays tribute to Beyoncé after 'Texas Hold 'Em' reaches No. 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart

Country music legend Dolly Parton has paid tribute to Beyoncé after the star's new single “Texas Hold 'Em” reached the top of the charts. Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

in Social media post on ThursdayParton wrote that she's a “huge fan” of Beyoncé and “so excited that she's releasing a country album.”

“So congratulations on your #1 Billboard Hot Country single,” she wrote. “I can't wait to hear the full album!”

Dolly Parton congratulated Beyoncé after her song “Texas Hold 'Em” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.

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This message comes as Texas Hold 'Em debuts at No. 1, making Beyoncé the No. The first black woman 1 on Billboard's Hot Country Songs chart. The event marked a cultural shift in country music, a genre that is often viewed as exclusive and has for decades enjoyed a fraught relationship with artists of color.

The country song is an ode to the pop star's tenure, and the lead single from her upcoming eighth studio album, Dropped during the Super BowlIn addition to another song called “16 wagons“The new album looks to be country and will be released on March 29th.

Her song sparked controversy almost immediately, after KYKC-FM, a rural radio station in Oklahoma, He initially refused to play the artist. The station manager later told CBS News that he did not know that Beyoncé had released two country songs and confirmed that he added “Texas Hold 'Em” to the station's playlist after protests from the Beyhive — Beyoncé's ardent fan base.

S. Dev contributed to this report.

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