Dolly Parton reacts to Lil Nas X’s cover of ‘Jolene’ and it’s classic Dolly

Could we stan Dolly any more than we already do? Apparently so.  On learning that Lil Nas X had covered Jolene on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge (see performance below), she responded in the perfect Dolly way.


Taking to her Instagram, she posted a snap of the two fo them and said : “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, 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 🦋”


Lil Nas X of course came to prominence with the country cross over smash Old Town Road which smashed records worldwide. Little did we know what was to come from Lil Nas X or the queer icon that was to emerge just a couple of years later. His debut album Montero was recently released to critical acclaim. 

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