Dolly Parton Duets With Chiquis Rivera On Bilingual Version Of “Jolene” For Latin Grammy Special

Jolene… but make it Latin.

Dolly Parton recently did a virtual duet with Chiquis Rivera for a Latin Grammy special.

It’s a super cool banda (a form of traditional Mexican music) rendition of Dolly’s iconic #1 song “Jolene”, where the two take turns singing in both English and Spanish.

Dolly took to Twitter to express how excited she was to hear Chiquis’ take on her originally-country song:

“Hearing #Jolene done in a Latin Cumbia rhythm and getting to sing to the beat was so much fun for me.

I am so proud of @Chiquis626 and was honored to be part of this special @LatinGRAMMYs program last Sunday.”

I love seeing genres collide when it’s done right, and I think it’s a super unexpected duo that simply works. How cool is it to hear “Jolene” done like this?

It’s a true testament to the greatness that is Dolly Parton. Am I surprised that “Jolene” can basically work within any genre? No, but it’s awesome to hear nonetheless.

Carrie Underwood also recently did a similar performance at the Latin American Music Awards with David Bisbal to perform their new, bilingual song “Tears Of Gold”.

The song was originally released this past December, but this past April was the first time the pair performed it together live:

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