Young Girl Wows The Crowd Singing "Jolene", And Her Performance May Be One Of The Most Emotional Renditions Of The Dolly Parton's Hit
November 22, 2018 19:19 By Mambee
Do you love the song Jolene, by Dolly Parton, as much as we do?
Emi Sunshine does. He stepped onto the stage of the show Little Big Shots and became a star right at the first note! Her performance of famous Jolene left the audience in awe. The young singer performed one of the most heartfelt renditions of this country hit.
Despite being very young, Emi demonstrated she has a strong voice and an ability to traverse many keys while putting her heart into it.
Just take some time to listen to it yourself:
An icon of the American country music, Dolly Parton wrote the song in 1973. Back then, she could not imagine how popular it would become. The singer once said that it is the most covered and performed song she has written.
The Rolling Stone magazine included it in the list of the 500 greatest songs of all time!
The lyrics is about a wife who begs a young beautiful woman, Jolene, not to steal her husband from her. It was inspired by the real-life experience in Parton’s life.
She confessed there was a redhead bank clerk who had a crush on her husband, Carl Dean. However, the name was inspired by a little fan of the star. Once the 8-year-old girl came up to Parton to ask for an autograph:
I said, 'Well, you're the prettiest little thing I ever saw. So what is your name?' And she said, 'Jolene.' And I said, 'Jolene. Jolene. Jolene. Jolene.' I said, 'That is pretty. That sounds like a song. I'm going to write a song about that'.
This powerful song, with simple lyrics, still touches the hearts of the listeners. However, among all the covers, the one by Emi Sunshine deserves special attention.
She may be the future of the country music, who will rock any stage with her unique talent.