“I was so excited when someone told me that Lil Nas X had made my song ‘Jolene’. I had to find it and hear it right away … and it’s really good, “Parton wrote.” Of course, I love it anyway. I was surprised and honored and flattered. I hope it does us both good. Thanks @lilnasx “
The “Industry Baby” singer had performed the song last week on the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge.
Lil Nas X responded on social media with “HOLY S —“.
On Tuesday he had explained to her on SiriusXM how he chose “Jolene.”
“We were originally going to do a Nirvana song and then we were goofing around and you know, like doing Jolene, it was like, wait a minute. What if we really did Jolene?” he said.
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 my history with the country. So I thought, ah, this is perfect. “
Parton thinks so too.