Miley Cyrus, ‘Jolene’ Video: Pop Star Channels Godmother Dolly
Miley Cyrus is paying tribute to her country roots … and her godmother! The pop superstar-actress has posted a video of one of her summer “Backyard Sessions” with her band, with this latest boasting an impressive cover of Dolly Parton‘s classic hit, “Jolene.” The song was a hit on country and pop radio back in 1973 — 19 years before Billy Ray‘s little girl was born.
Dolly, longtime friends with Miley’s dad, is the 20-year old star’s godmother. “She’s like a little Elvis!” the country icon once told The Boot. “What people don’t realize about her is she is such a fantastic singer and songwriter. She writes songs like she’s 40 years old! She’s really deep. I know I’m partial, because she’s my goddaughter. But I’m amazed at the talent that child has and the effect she has on people.”
Watch Miley cover “Jolene” in the video player below.