Parton and Pentatonix — it has a ring to it, doesn’t it?
You probably wouldn’t pair them together, but that’s okay, they’ve already joined forces.
The Grammy-winning a capella group performed a special version of Parton’s humungous hit “Jolene” — extra special because The Queen of Country stepped in to sing.
Pentatonix is known for their full-band sound that they create completely with their mouths. They have a beatboxer, one guy who does the bass sounds, then three other singers. And Parton can just be herself, which she was in this video.
The six singers updated the melody of the song and jived together perfectly. Parton led the group, Pentatonix supported superbly.
This was so much fun for Parton that she had to tweet about it:
“Singing with [Pentatonix] was pure magic. And we had lots of fun rearranging the song!”
For Pentatonix, on the other hand, it was like a dream world. It was like going to Disney World to a little child, or like someone giving you your dream house as an adult.
It was amazing for these young artists.
The group said singing with Parton was “a dream come true.” They tweeted back to her, “It was magical singing with YOU!! We will never forget it!”
Check it out!
Pentatonix is scheduled to start their world tour, which begins in Singapore. They want to do something special, so they dropped this video.
Speaking of “Jolene” though, Parton performed a pop-friendly version at the American Country Music Awards as a part of a medley of song with Katy Perry.
Perry then flipped out by tweeting:
“MY PRAYERS HAVE BEEN ANSWERED. I shall remember though that I am but one sequin on this living legend’s costume!”
Here’s just a taste of what we’re talking about:
Parton likes to sing this song with other artists.
Dolly Parton and Miley Cyrus singing “Jolene”
And here is Parton singing her hit way back in the day (i.e. 1975), big hair and all.
Dolly Parton – “Jolene”
She’s not afraid to try new things and experiment, whether it’s singing her biggest song in a new way or with a new artist, or by going to Broadway. In fact, she now has a Broadway musical about her life.
“I’m not going to limit myself just because people won’t accept the fact that I can do something else,” she once said.
And no one will tell her otherwise, or else.
“I’m old enough and cranky enough now that if someone tried to tell me what to do, I’d tell them where to put it,” she said.