Dolly Parton’s hit song ‘Jolene’ is one of the most beloved songs of all time. In fact, Rolling Stone magazine named it on the list of “the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time”.
Released back in 1973, the song has been performed by musicians around the world and continues to be covered, but it is still very much a song clearly identified with Parton.
She continues to remind us of her talent, most recently with a collaboration with the popular acapella group, Pentatonix. Together, they breathed new life into the popular song, Jolene. The performance as a whole is stunning, but what struck me was Dolly’s presence.
A diminutive woman, she stands out against this group of modern singers, in the best way possible. Throughout the wonderful harmonies, her unique voice and presence rises above everyone else’s and we are reminded of what makes her so special.