Fans Are Loving Lil Nas X’s Cover Of “Jolene”
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The country music world was first introduced to the entertainer known as Lil Nas X when he released his song “Old Town Road” in 2019. The song sat atop the Hot 100 chart for a record-breaking 19 weeks. Many remixes have been made, but his collaboration with Billy Ray Cyrus was the most popular.
Their collaboration won Grammy Awards for Best Music Video and Best Pop Duo/Group Performance, a CMA Award for Musical Event of the Year, among many other accolades. His CMA win made him the first openly gay black artist to ever win a CMA Award.
Since his “Old Town Road” release, the rapper/singer has stayed in the Hip-Hop and Pop genres, but in a recent performance in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, where he performed two of his songs “Dead Right Now” and “That’s What I Want” along with a cover of a country classic.
Standing in the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, the chart-topping singer was surrounded by beautiful flowers and sang Dolly Parton’s famous 1973 song “Jolene.”
Lil Nas X, whose real name is Montero Lamar Hill, performed the song in a much lower register, which fans have been praising endlessly on YouTube.
“God his voice is beautiful. You can tell he’s been working on it and it’s so [expletive] good,” one wrote, while another said, “I love everything about this. His voice. His fit. The mic with flowers. The band. EVERYTHING.”
Here are a few other comments:
“This is a great cover and you can’t contradict this.”“Damn that low husky voice melting in your ears!! Incomparable!”
“There is nothing this power house can’t do. I hope he teams up with Dolly for something new. Imagine that…”
Watch Lil Nas X’s cover of “Jolene” in the video below.