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Dolly Parton "honored and flattered" by Lil Nas X's "Jolene" cover

30 September 2021, 10:49 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Dolly Parton has praised Lil Nas X's recent cover of her huge hit "Jolene", saying she's "honored and flattered".

Last week Lil Nas X covered Parton's "Jolene" as part of his BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge set, which also included performances of his MONTERO tracks "Montero (Call Me By Your Name)", "Dead Right Now" and "That's What I Want".

On Twitter last night (29 September), Parton reposted Lil Nas X's cover and praised it. She wrote, "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 Lil Nas X."

Lil Nas X responded to Parton's praise on Twitter by writing, "HOLY SHIT".

Lil Nas X's full Live Lounge performance for BBC Radio 1 is available to stream now at
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