Beyoncé Shares 'Act II: Cowboy Carter' Tracklist, Including a Cover of Dolly Parton's 'Jolene' — See the Song Titles!

The superstar's upcoming new album 'Act II: Cowboy Carter' is set for release on March 29

<p>Kevin Mazur/Getty</p> Beyoncé at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in February 2024

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Beyoncé at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in February 2024

Beyoncé may be gearing up to release her first country music album, but this is not the pop superstar's first rodeo.

In anticipation of this Friday's release of her new album, Act II: Cowboy Carter, Queen Bey, 42, got fans excited by teasing the tracklist on Wednesday. The Grammy winner revealed the song titles with a post on Instagram, which subtly announced that the record is set to feature a cover of Dolly Parton's classic song "Jolene."

Beyoncé shared the tracklist by posting an image resembling a vintage concert poster, made to look like "Cowboy Carter" was the headliner and the titles listed below were members of her "Rodeo Chitlin' Circuit." The song names appeared alongside images of the hitmaker, and the bottom of the flyer teased, "Brought to you by KNTRY Radio Texas."

Aside from "Jolene" being included on the listing — confirming recent comments from Parton that she had heard the Renaissance artist recorded a cover of the song for her record — "Dolly P" is listed, as is Willie Nelson's name in a song called "Smoke Hour." It is currently unclear if the two country icons themselves appear as features on the album.

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In addition to the previously released singles, "Texas Hold 'Em" and "16 Carriages," it seems as though the other songs may be called: "American Requiem," "Blackbird," "Protector," "My Rose" "Smoke Hour," "Texas Hold 'Em," "Bodyguard," "Dolly P," "Jolene," "Daughter," "Spaghetti," "Alligator Tears," "Smoke Hour II," "Just For Fun," "II Most Wanted," "Levii's Jeans," "Flamenco," "The Linda Martell Show," "Yaya," "Oh Louisiana," "Desert Eagle," "Riiverdale," "II Hands II Heaven," "Tyrant" "Sweet Honey Buckin'" and "Amen."

There's various nods to the record being "act II" of her project Renaissance throughout the spelling of the song titles, and "The Linda Martell Show" seems to be a reference to the country singer-songwriter who became the first Black female artist to perform at the Grand Ole Opry.

Beyoncé's post did not reveal which songs are set to feature guests, but last week the "Break My Soul" artist did confirm with a post on Instagram that fans can expect the record to include "a few surprises" and collaborations with "artists who I deeply respect."

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In musician's candid post on Instagram last week, which featured the first-look at the Act II: Cowboy Carter cover artwork, Beyoncé also thanked the Bey Hive for their support of her recent singles and opened up about what inspired her new album. The "Cuff It" singer explained that not only was the LP five years in the making, but said that it was "born out of an experience that I had years ago where I did not feel welcomed."

"And it was very clear that I wasn’t," the pop icon shared. "But, because of that experience, I did a deeper dive into the history of country music and studied our rich musical archive. It feels good to see how music can unite so many people around the world, while also amplifying the voices of some of the people who have dedicated so much of their lives educating on our musical history."

The Lemonade artist wrote, "The criticisms I faced when I first entered this genre forced me to propel past the limitations that were put on me. act ii is a result of challenging myself, and taking my time to bend and blend genres together to create this body of work."

<p>Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy</p> Beyoncé at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in February 2024

Kevin Mazur/Getty Images for The Recording Academy

Beyoncé at the Grammy Awards in Los Angeles in February 2024

Related: Dolly Parton Congratulates Beyoncé on Reaching No. 1 on Billboard Hot Country Chart, ‘Very Excited’ For Her Full Album

Beyoncé first teased that she had new music on the way during the Super Bowl by making a joke about her internet-breaking abilities in a Verizon ad spot. Immediately after the commercial aired, she shared a teaser on Instagram, confirming something was coming on March 29, and dropped two country-inspired songs, "Texas Hold 'Em" and "16 Carriages."

The "Single Ladies" singer officially announced the album's title in early March by adding it to her Instagram bio and posting a shot on her Instagram Story of a saddle with a red, white and blue sash that said "Cowboy Carter."

The singer-songwriter's foray into country has already been a success, as she became the first Black female artist in history to reach No. 1 on the Hot Country Songs chart. Once "Texas Hold 'Em" was serviced to country radio, she reached the peak position on the chart.

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