Monday, May 9, 2016

Music Monday - "Jolene" by Dolly Parton (1973)

People who know me well know that I love classic country music.  My all time favorite country song is "Jolene" by Dolly Parton.  This 1973 classic tells the story of a woman who confronts "the other woman" who is threatening to take her man.  I love the melody of this song, the beauty of Dolly's voice, and the story telling.  (I love a good song that tells a story!)

I found a music video with the song, and with Dolly Parton telling the true life story behind the lyrics.  The video is from 1988, and I think you will enjoy it.

There is also a lovely acoustic version of this song by Miley Cyrus from 2012.  Miley is the goddaughter of Dolly Parton, so I am sure she grew up hearing this song.

Do you like classic country music? What is your favorite? Do you have a favorite by Dolly Parton? I'd love to hear from you in the comments, below.


Becky Ginther said...

I'm a big country fan but Dolly Parton is my absolute favorite. I love this song, it's so beautiful. She is so talented and a great person.

Unknown said...

I love this song. Miley did an amazing cover. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I love classic country! From early Carter Family to Hank Williams to George Jones, I love them all. My favorite Dolly songs are "Jolene" and "I Will Always Love You."

Birdhouse Books said...

Thanks for visiting! I enjoyed reading your comments.

I also love Hank Williams. I still hope to see the recent biopic movie about his life.