Is Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” 

a Real Person?

Who Originally Wrote Jolene?

Dolly Parton's Jolene is one of the most-covered songs of all time.

Is Jolene About a Real Person?

Jolene is part fact, part fiction, inspired by a ten-year-old fan and a painful experience. Parton explains it's about fear and insecurity, as we feel like we might lose someone we love.

What Popular Covers Are There of Jolene?

Dolly Parton herself says Jolene is her most frequently covered song. Since 1973, it’s been a great American classic. Let’s explore some of the most popular covers of this hit tune.

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