Dolly Parton praises Lil Nas X’s cover of ‘Jolene,’ says she’s ‘honored’ and ‘flattered’


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Dolly Parton previously discussed working with the ‘Old Town Road’ singer

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Lil Nas X got some praise after Dolly Parton found out about her recent cover of her song “Jolene”.

The 75-year-old country music icon took to Twitter on Wednesday evening to share a note of sorts with the 22-year-old artist as he performed a cover of his single last week in the BBC Radio 1 Live lounge.


“I was so excited when someone told me that Lil Nas X did my song #Jolene. I had to find it and hear it right away… and it’s really cool,” Parton tweeted. “Of course, I love him anyway. I was shocked and I’m honored and happy. I hope he does well for both of us. Thanks @LilNasX.”

Clearly flattering and a little upset to get a shout out from the ladies behind his latest cover, Lil Nas X reacted With a simple: “Holy sh–.”

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While some of their mutual fans were delighted by the two’s back-and-forth on Twitter, Parton revealed that in 2019 He was asked to be a part of one of the remixes of Lil Nas X’s hugely popular single “Old Town Road”, but eventually passed out.

“I had the opportunity to be a part of [song],” she explained at the time. “But it had done so well with so many people. I thought, ‘Okay, I’ll wait and do something later. There is no point in going down the same Old Town Road. We have other roads to travel.’”

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So, although fans never got to remix the “Old Town Road” with Parton and Megan Thee Stallion, the “Montero” singer. previously expected, he is clearly up for the idea of ​​working with Lil Nas X in the future.

For her recent cover of Jolene, People Reports that the rapper revealed that the cover came together at the last minute.

“We were basically going to do a Nirvana song and then like, we were spinning around and you know, like doing ‘Jolene,’ it was like, Wait a minute. What if we actually did Jolene? ” Lil Nas X said on SiriusXM “andy cohen live

He continued: “And I think, you know, the context of it, like you just said, completely changes, I was like, ‘Oh, that would be really cool.’ So I went for it. Hey, [I] It’s like my history with the country. So I was like, ah, this is perfect.”

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