Lil Nas X Covers Dolly Parton’s Classic ‘Jolene’

Rapper Lil Nas X recently covered legendary country singer Dolly Parton‘s classic song “Jolene.”

The Grammy-winner performed the cover of “Jolene” during an appearance at the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge on Tuesday, September 21. He also performed songs from his new debut album Montero, which was released on Friday, September 17 via Columbia Records.

“This song is kind of like beautifully sad, you know? I like the little twang, like the country twang in it. So I was like, ‘Lemme try this out,'” Lil Nas X explained on the radio show.

Lil Nas X also performed his Hot 100 chart-topper “Montero (Call Me By Your Name)” as well as “Dead Right Now” and “That’s What I Want.”

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