At Fan’s Request, Kelly Clarkson Performs Dolly Parton’s Hit Song ‘Jolene’


Taking on one of the biggest country music songs from 1973, this iconic vocalist shows everyone that her heart has always been in Nashville with a mesmerizing tribute to Dolly Parton.

Kelly Clarkson, the very first winner of American Idol and one of the most-awarded and beloved vocalists of her generation, took to the stage at an Albuquerque concert in 2015 and unleashed this spine-tingling rendition of “Jolene.”

Truly nobody holds a candle to Parton’s original recording of this fan-favorite song, but Clarkson comes incredibly close with this dazzling performance that sent fans reeling.

Nobody has ever questioned how Clarkson took home the inaugural win on ‘Idol’ and this performance only proves that decision was the right one to make!

Listen to Kelly Clarkson sing her heart out in this simple piano-infused cover of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” and tell us what you think of it in the comments!

Want to save this article?

Get this sent to your inbox, plus, get new articles & videos from us every week!

Sponsors / Partners

Interested in becoming a partner?

Contact us for more info

Unapologetically Country

Receive daily updates with the best country music videos, news, and more!