For over 40 years now, Dolly Parton has been sharing her incredible vocal talent and musical abilities with the whole world. Her songs range from happy and thankful to desperate and dark. And while everyone loves her upbeat attitude and happy lyrics, the song “Jolene” is quite possibly her most beautiful in spite of its subject.
The song itself has a pretty normal beginning. The story behind the tune goes that a young Dolly was busy signing autographs and she asked a girl what her name was, Jolene was the answer, and suddenly a whole idea and world sprang into Dolly’s head. From that moment on, the world became a very different place and we’re all thankful for it.
Since “Jolene” was released back in 1973, millions of people have fallen in love with Dolly, and thousands of musicians have attempted to do the song justice. And while we’ve all heard some pretty amazing covers of the famous song, it wasn’t until singer/songwriter Alexandra Kay gave the song a try and managed to show just how incredibly talented she is!
Alexandra loves to sing country music, bluegrass, and anything else with that good old-fashioned “twang!” And when you hear her voice, you’ll see why she loves it so much.
While she’ll never manage to top Dolly, this young singer is the closest second that anyone has ever managed to get with this amazing song. Something tells us that we’ll be seeing a lot more of Alexandra in the years to come. She needs to get on all the talent shows because she’s one of the best singers we’ve seen in years!
Please SHARE this incredible cover if you think Alexandra just “gets it!”