On this day in 1974, Dolly Parton earned her second chart-topping single with her iconic hit, “Jolene.”
The song was written solely by Parton and was inspired by a red-headed bank teller who flirted with her husband, Carl Dean, shortly after they got married. Parton reportedly got the idea to include the name Jolene in the song after meeting a fan during a meet and greet at one of her concerts.
“Jolene” is one of Parton’s biggest hits and according to the legendary entertainer, it’s also her most-covered song.
To celebrate the anniversary of “Jolene” hitting No.1 on the charts, we’ve compiled five of our favorite “Jolene” covers. Ranging from Carrie Underwood to Kelly Clarkson to Miley Cyrus, each cover showcases a different spin on the famous song.
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Gabby Barrett with King Calaway