Dolly Parton reacts to Lil Nas X’s cover of Jolene and it’s the purest thing ever: ‘I hope he does good for both of us’

Dolly Parton and Lil Nas X is the collab we need next (Picture: Instagram)

Dolly Parton has shared her reaction to Lil Nas X’s cover of her song Jolene, and she could not have been sweeter about it.

The country legend, 75, shared a photo of her with Lil Nas X both in fringed outfits as she wrote: ‘I was so excited when someone told me that Lil Nas X had done my song “Jolene”.

‘I had to find it and listen to it immediately…and it’s really, really good. Of course, I love him anyway. I was surprised and I’m honored and flattered. I hope he does good for both of us. Thank you @lilnasx.’

Dolly also shared the cover, which Lil Nas X had done during his appearance on BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge, on her Instagram story.

The singer had impressed with his soulful cover of the country track a fair few octaves lower than the original version by Dolly.

For his part, Lil Nas X responded to the praise from Dolly with just two words on Twitter: ‘Holy s**t’, which just about sums it up.

Dolly shared a snap of her and Lil Nas X to congratulate him on the cover (Picture: Instagram)

Speaking about why he chose the song, Lil Nas X – real name Montero Hill – said: ‘I chose this because I feel like this song is kind of like beautifully sad, you know? I like the little country twang, so I was like, “Let me try this out”.’

It comes after Lil Nas X dropped his new album Montero earlier in the month, which also features a song with Dolly’s real-life goddaughter Miley Cyrus.

Lil Nas X is fast becoming part of the Cyrus family as his huge 2019 hit Old Town Road featured Miley’s dad, Billy Ray Cyrus.

He also recently joked on Twitter: ‘i now have a song with billy ray cyrus and miley cyrus, i will not rest until i’ve collected every cyrus stone to harness the ultimate power.’

He’s definitely got Dolly’s approval – now we’re just waiting for these two to record a song together too.

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