Dolly Parton reacts to Lil Nas X’s cover of “Jolene”: “I’m honored and flattered”
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Dolly Parton shows some love for Lil Nas X!
The iconic “9 to 5” singer shared a photo on Instagram alongside Lil Nas X on Wednesday as she responded to her cover of her single “Jolene”, which he performed last week on BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge.
“I was so excited when someone told me that Lil Nas X made my song ‘Jolene’. I had to find it and listen to it immediatelyâ¦ and it’s really, really good,” Parton 75 wrote. . “Of course I love him anyway. I was surprised and I am honored and flattered. Hope he does both of us good. Thank you @lilnasx ð¦.”
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Lil Nas X, 22, later quotes Parton’s tweet with the same message, and wrote “SAINT S —.”
“Industry Baby” singer sat down with SiriusXM Andy Cohen Live Tuesday and explained how that performance came to fruition, as “Jolene” was not the song they originally intended to play.
“At first we were going to do a Nirvana song and then we would goof around and you know, like do Jolene, it was like, wait a minute. What if we actually do Jolene? “said Lil Nas X.
He continued, âAnd I feel like, you know, the context changes completely like you just said, I’m like, ‘Oh, that would be really cool. “So I went there. [I] have like my history with the country. So I was like, ah, that’s perfect. “
However, this is not the stars’ first rodeo – in 2019, Parton said. She that she had the opportunity to appear on the Lil Nas X hit “Old Town Road”, but was hoping to work with him on another project instead in the future.
âI had the opportunity to be part of this [song], but it had worked so well with so many people, “she said. Lil Nas X released remixes of the track with BTS, Billy Ray Cyrus, Lil Wayne and Diplo, among others.” I thought to myself: “Well, I’ll wait and do something later. No need to go down that same old town road. We have other roads to go.”
âI was so happy for him,â she added.
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Parton also found herself in a hilarious exchange on Wednesday with Ted Lasso’s official Twitter account after she retweeted quote a tweet from Neil Chatterjee, who wrote âWhat would @TedLasso do? about an instance boarding an airplane.
Lasso wrote “Funny, when it comes to gossiping I often wonder what Dolly Parton would do? Start with the 9 to 5 and end with God only knows.”
In the award-winning show Ted lasso, the main character, Ted Lasso, played by Jason Sudeikis, leaves tickets for the football team to another character named Roy Kent, known for his temper, by the names of female country stars, including Parton, in tribute to these women.