Beyoncé's COWBOY CARTER: Tracklist for Act II includes Dolly Parton and Willie Nelson

Giddy up, COWBOY CARTER is coming
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Yee-haw! Beyoncé's country album is coming and it now has an official title - Act II: COWBOY CARTER or COWBOY CARTER for short. Here's everything we know about the singer's follow-up to her club-centric 2022 LP RENAISSANCE, which peaked at Number 1 on the Official Albums Chart in 2022.

Beyonce COWBOY CARTER album cover

What is the tracklist for Beyoncé's Act II: Cowboy Carter?

With just days to go until Cowboy Carter's release Bey (being the gracious queen she is) has unveiled the tracklist for the album in full. The only twist? We need someone to sit down with us and decode it. 

What we think we're looking at is confirmation that Cowboy Carter will seemingly be 27 (!) tracks long, with a feature from country icon Willie Nelson and a cover of Dolly Parton's timeless classic Jolene, as well as a track (Dolly P) named after the country queen herself, although it's unclear if Dolly is featured vocally on these tracks.

SEE the tracklist for Beyoncé's COWBOY CARTER in full here


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This does track with information Dolly herself has passed on, having previously said the album could include a cover of one of her signature songs, Jolene. She told Knox News

"I think she's recorded Jolene and I think it's probably gonna be on her country album, which I'm very excited about."

When will Beyoncé release Act II: COWBOY CARTER?

Beyoncé's Act II: Cowboy Carter arrives March 29 2024 via Parkwood and Columbia. 

How did Beyoncé announce Act II: COWBOY CARTER?

Beyoncé announced the album and its release date on February 11 2024 following a teaser in a TV advert that aired during the Super Bowl. However, she only confirmed the album's full title – Act II: COWBOY CARTER – on social media on March 12 2024.

Who has Beyoncé worked with on Act II: Cowboy Carter?

There is no word yet on whether the album will include any artist features, but we do know that Beyoncé has worked with legendary producer Raphael Saadiq (on 16 CARRIAGES) and Canadian singer-songwriters Lowell and Bülow (on TEXAS HOLD 'EM).

Beyonce Texas Hold 'Em

What has Beyoncé said about Act II: Cowboy Carter?

So far, Beyoncé has played her cards close to her chest, but in 2021, she spoke about the way Black American cowboys inspired her rodeo-themed IVY PARK clothes collection. She told Harper's Bazaar

"I grew up going to the Houston rodeo every year. It was this amazing diverse and multicultural experience where there was something for every member of the family, including great performances, Houston-style fried Snickers, and fried turkey legs.

"One of my inspirations came from the overlooked history of the American Black cowboy. Many of them were originally called cowhands, who experienced great discrimination and were often forced to work with the worst, most temperamental horses. They took their talents and formed the Soul Circuit. Through time, these Black rodeos showcased incredible performers and helped us reclaim our place in western history and culture. We were inspired by the culture and swag of the Houston rodeo."

Beyoncé's Act II: COWBOY CARTER is released March 29 2024.

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