Lil Nas X sings "Jolene" by Dolly Parton


September 23, 2021

Lil Nas X added his own touch to the classic hit "Jolene".
While Lil Nas X has been tasked with working with every member of the Cyrus family, he took a short break to remake one of Miley's godmother's biggest hits, Dolly Parton.

The 22-year-old artist appeared on BBC Radio 1's "Live Lounge" to sing selected songs from his debut album, "Montero", as well as a cover of Dolly Parton's 1973 hit "Jolene".

The original grunt in the voice of Lil Nas X, who used a jewelry-decorated microphone that in turn stood on a flower-covered stand, remained true to the original recording of the country music legend and matched a more serious second-half style. of the album "Montero".

"This song is beautifully sad. I like the tone, like the country tone that this song has. "So I said, 'Let me try it,'" he explained.

He certainly has not lost his talent when he needs to sing with a little vocal tone in his voice, especially since the country-trap success of "Old Town Road" is still the song with the longest stay in history at No. 1 of the Billboard Hot 100.

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The admiration between Lil Nas X and Dolly Parton is mutual.

The country singer told "Elle" in 2019 that she had the opportunity to participate in one of the many remixes of "Old Town Road" and said that she hopes to work with him on another project in the future.

"I had the opportunity to participate in this song, but it went so well with so many people," he said, as Lil Nas X had already released remixes of the song with Billy Ray Cyrus, BTS and Diplo.

"I thought, 'Well, I'll wait and do something later.' It does not make sense to follow the same path. "We have other ways to travel," he said, adding: "I was so happy for him."

In addition to "Jolene", Lil Nas X also sang "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)" as well as "Dead Right" during his appearance on BBC Radio 1's "Live Lounge". Now "and" That's What I Want "from the album" Montero ".