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Here's What Dolly Parton Thinks About Lil Nas X's Viral Cover of 'Jolene'

Dolly Parton
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Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton is begging of Lil Nas X to please... keep singing after watching his viral cover of the country star's 1973 hit "Jolene."

The 22-year-old hitmaker performed Parton's Hot Country Songs No. 1 song "Jolene" along with songs from his Billboard 200 No. 2 album Montero during a Sept. 21 visit to BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge.

"I was so excited when someone told me that Lil Nas X had done my song #Jolene. I had to find it and listen to it immediately…and it's really good," she wrote while sharing LNX's performance video. "Of course, I love him anyway. I was surprised and I'm honored and flattered. I hope he does good for both of us. Thank you @LilNasX."

The 75-year-old legend wrote the same message on her Instagram underneath a backstage picture of the two decked out head-to-toe in country gear.

The stunned artist typed out "HOLY SH--" on Twitter in response to Parton's compliment of his performance, which he explained on the radio show last week. "This song is kind of like beautifully sad, you know? I like the little twang, like the country twang in it. So I was like, 'Lemme try this out,'" the "Industry Baby" singer said.

He previously invited the Country Music Hall of Famer to hop on a remix of his record-breaking Billboard Hot 100 No. 1 song "Old Town Road," but she playfully responded by tweeting a spoof rendition of the "OTR" remix covers, featuring a pink unicorn-resembling creature with a blond mane beside Lil Nas X’s black steed and Billy Ray Cyrus' brown horse.

See Parton's reaction to Lil Nas X's "Jolene" cover.