The Only One For Me, Jolene

The Only One For Me, Jolene

By WNYC Studios & OSM Audio

Dolly Parton's America

Tuesday, 19 November

One of Dolly’s most iconic and successful songs is “Jolene,” a song that, at first listen, is about a romantic rival trying to steal her man: a prime example of the classic “cheating song.”  But some see it as flipping a popular country music trope on its head. This idea takes shape when Nadine Hubbs, a professor at the University of Michigan, writes a fourth verse to “Jolene," which makes us reimagine Dolly's songs in entirely new ways. 

-
-
Heart UK
Mute/Un-mute