You have definitely heard Dolly Parton’s classic country song “Jolene,” but we guarantee that you have never heard it like this before! Dolly teamed up with famed a cappella group Pentatonix for a modern twist on her iconic tune.
The two musical teams, one of traditional country origins and the other of modern music origins, joined forces to produce the coming of age remix of “Jolene.” Parton took strong lead of the performance before the members of Pentatonix jump in for separate solos, igniting a spark inside the listener’s ear.
Parton posted the video to her Twitter account with the caption “Had lots of fun putting a new spin on Jolene.”
Had lots of fun putting a new spin on Jolene w/@PTXOfficial! Thx for the opportunity @CrackerBarrel #ptxdollyjolene https://t.co/Jt4VjXotcz
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) September 16, 2016
You may remember Pentatonix from the 2011 NBC competition show Sing-Off, which they won, earning them $200,000 and a recording contract with Sony Music Group. The group’s YouTube channel is one of the most-subscribed to on the platform, and their videos have over three billion views.
Their collaboration was so well-received they won a Grammy Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance.
Even though its release was decades ago, “Jolene” never really does get old. Watch the revamped version of the song in the video below and be sure to let us know what you think in the comments!