Dolly Parton Praises Lil Nas X “Jolene” Cover
Singer and songwriter Lil Nas X has been setting the music industry on fire with his hit new songs, but he recently decided to go old school performing a cover of ‘s hit song, “Jolene.”
Lil Nas X tweeted out to the cover simply saying “JOLENE” and posting the video.
— MONTERO 🦋 (@LilNasX) September 21, 2021
The cover got the attention of Parton herself who tweeted out that she loved it.
“I was so excited when someone told me that Lil Nas X had done my song #Jolene, she said. “I had to find it and listen to it immediately… and it’s really good. Of course, I love him anyway. I was surprised and I’m honored and flattered. I hope he does good for both of us. Thank you
I was so excited when someone told me that Lil Nas X had done my song #Jolene. I had to find it and listen to it immediately…and it's really good. Of course, I love him anyway. I was surprised and I'm honored and flattered. I hope he does good for both of us. Thank you @LilNasX https://t.co/w7vJWGypOp
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) September 29, 2021
Lil Nax X explained to SiriusXM how he chose the song in particular.
“We originally were going to do a Nirvana song and then we were kind of goofing around and you know, like doing ‘Jolene,’ it was like, wait a minute. What if we actually did ‘Jolene’?” he said.
“And I feel like, you know, the context to it, like completely changes as you just said, I was like, ‘Oh, that’d be really cool,'” he continued. “So I went for it. Hey, [I] have my history with country. So I was like, ah, this is perfect.”
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