Lil Nas X stopped by BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge show to treat us to three songs from his new album, and he surprised and delighted everyone with a cover of Dolly Parton‘s country classic “Jolene.”
Nas has shown his love for Dolly in the past. Via People:
It’s been clear for some time that the two artists are mutual fans. After Lil Nas X openly solicited Parton’s participation in an “Old Town Road” remix in the summer of 2019, the country legend told Elle that she was contemplating a future collaboration with the Atlanta-raised rapper.
“I had an opportunity to be part of that [song],” Parton said. “But it had done so well with so many people. I thought, ‘Well, I’ll wait and do something later on. No point in going down that same Old Town Road. We got other roads to travel.’”
Here’s Dolly doing her hit back in 1974:
The Nas / Cyrus connection continues, as his pal Miley Cyrus covered it about a decade ago.
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