What Dolly Parton thinks about Beyonce’s version of “Jolene”

Jolene is getting “mean”

FRISCO, TEXAS - MAY 11: Dolly Parton performs onstage during the 58th Academy Of Country Music Awards at The Ford Center at The Star on May 11, 2023 in Frisco, Texas. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)

There has been talking about Beyonce’s take on country music, in particular her remake of “Jolene”, a Dolly Parton classic! Who better to ask about it than Dolly herself?

Here’s how “Jolene” sounds from Dolly’s original version, this one sung live!

And here’s Beyonce’s!

I think they’re both great and remakes should have a different feel from the original version. Why bother recording one otherwise?

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