One thing (out of MANY things) Dolly Parton knows is music! So if she thinks Beyonce is a good fit, to remake her 1974 song, Jolene, who are we to argue?
Jolene has been recorded over 400 times in various languages, but never became a big hit, for anyone but Dolly. Nobody’s ever had a really big hit record on it. “I’ve always hoped somebody might do that, someone like Beyonce.”
Dolly is the only artist to have a top 20 hit on Billboard’s Hot Country songs chart in 7 decades starting in the 1960’s.
She has the most #1 hits by a female artist on Billboard’s Hot Country Songs chart: 25.