The 75-year-old country music icon took to Twitter Wednesday night to share a kind note with the 22-year-old artist after she performed a cover of her single last week on the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge.
“I was so excited when someone told me that Lil Nas X had made my song #Jolene. I had to find it and listen to it right away … and it’s really good.” Parton tweeted. “Of course I love him anyway. I was surprised, honored and flattered. I hope it does us both good. Thanks @LilNasX.”
Clearly flattered and a little taken aback to get a scream from the women behind his latest cover, Lil Nas X answered with a simple: “HOLY SH–“.
While the duo’s Twitter exchanges delighted some of their mutual fans, Parton revealed to Her in 2019 He was asked to be part of one of the remixes of Lil Nas X’s immensely popular single “Old Town Road”, but he finally passed.
“I had the opportunity to be a part of that [song]”he explained at the time.” But he had done very well with so many people. I thought, ‘Well, I’ll wait and do something later. There is no point going down the same Old Town Road. We have other ways to go. ‘
So, although fans never got the remix of “Old Town Road” with Parton and Megan Thee Stallion, the singer of “Montero” previously expected, is clearly open to the idea of working with Lil Nas X in the future.
As for your recent cover of Jolene, People reports that the rapper revealed that the cover was attached at the last minute.
“Originally we were going to do a Nirvana song and then, we were being silly and you know, like doing ‘Jolene’, it was like, wait a minute. What if we really did Jolene?” Lil Nas X said on SiriusXM “Andy Cohen Live. ”
He continued, “And I feel like, you know, the context completely changes like you just said, I was like, ‘Oh, that would be really cool.’ So I did. Hey, [I] I have like my history with the country. So I thought, ah, this is perfect. “