Teen Gives Dolly Parton A Run For Her Money With Feisty ‘Jolene’

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Standing in the middle of a scenic forest, a talented young teen gives Dolly Parton a run for her money with a fiery rendition of ’70s country hit “Jolene.”

Talented young artist by the name of Brieanna James showed off her killer vocals in her pure country rendition of Parton’s classic in her scenic video featuring the brunette beauty singing in a forest. The Mississippi-native took a feisty approach to “Jolene,” sending a warning to the woman with infamous “flaming locks of auburn hair.”

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18-year-old Brieanna is in hot pursuit of a career in country music, even working with hitmaker Kelsea Ballerini and songwriter Michael Krompass on a song of her own. It’s surely only a matter of time before her original songs start making it on the radio – especially with a voice like that.


“Jolene” was written and released by Parton in 1973, going on to be ranked as No.217 on Rolling Stone’s list of the “500 Greatest Songs of All Time.”

You can watch her rendition of “Jolene” below.