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Queen of country (and rock) music, Dolly Partonhas responded to one of the most popular and controversial country albums of the year, Beyonce'S Cowboy Carter.

She recently shared her opinion on the album in an interview with EHR! MessageThe 9 to 5 The singer noted, “I was very proud of her album. I thought she did a great job in country music and I thought it was great.”

Recognition of Beyoncé's version of Jolenethat appears on the album and the differences in the lyrics, Parton stated that she was “glad” that Beyoncé covered her song, but she “would have loved” to hear it “in its original form.”

She added: “But of course, you know, it's Beyoncé. Her life is different from mine.” Elsewhere in the interview, Parton said she found Beyoncé's decision to cover up and reinterpret Jolene to be “brave”.

“I think it was very brave of her,” Parton explained. “When they said she would JoleneI expected it to be my normal song, but it wasn't. But I love what she did with it. And as a songwriter, you love the fact that people make your songs, no matter how they make them.”

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Martin Talbotthe managing director of Official Charts, commented on this apparent new trend: “The explosion of country music in the UK this year is a reflection of the increased interest in guitar and storytelling music in recent years, ranging from country to Americana, folk and roots.

“Beyoncé is undoubtedly the country queen of this year (she reached number 1 in the official single and album charts earlier this year with Texas Hold'em And Cowboy Carter) – but it is actually just the tip of the iceberg, because the latest offers with Dasha, ShaboozeyPost Malone, Morgan Wallen and many others point this out.”

In other Dolly Parton news, the country music icon recently announced her new album. Dolly Parton & Family: Smoky Mountain DNA—Family, Faith & Fables, which will be released on Friday, November 15th.

In addition to the album announcement, Parton announced that an accompanying documentary series to the album is currently in production.