AUSTIN, TEXAS – MARCH 18: Dolly Parton performs on stage at ACL Live during Blockchain Creative Labs’ Dollyverse event at SXSW on March 18, 2022 in Austin, Texas. (Photo by Gary Miller/WireImage)

Beyoncé released her eighth studio album, “COWBOY CARTER,” on March 29, sparking discussions on social media about her cover of Dolly Parton’s song “Jolene.”

Beyoncé’s version of “Jolene” features lyric changes that convey a more defensive and fierce message than the original.

While some listeners criticize the changes as “cringe” and “soulless,” others view it as a brilliant reinterpretation and a tribute to female artists.

Dolly weighed in on Beyoncé’s version of her hit song, saying,

“Wow, I just heard Jolene. Beyoncé is giving that girl some trouble, and she deserves it.”