Who ever said Miley Cyrus isn't a talented singer? Well, if you know anyone that's ever made that claim, you now have the right to publicly shame him or her.
Miley Cyrus had uploaded a new video to YouTube that features her and an acoustic band covering the karaoke classic "Jolene," originally sung by Dolly Parton in 1974. The cover was recorded as part of the "Backyard Sessions" recorded last year that feature the 20-year-old singer singing some of her favorite songs.
While Miley Cyrus' "Backyard Sessions" feature several great covers including Bob Dylan's "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go" and Melanie Safka's "Look What They've Done To My Song, Ma," Miley Cyrus' cover of "Jolene" is easily one of the best of the entire collection of songs. Cyrus easily hits all the high notes in the song as she stands in what appears to be the edge of a prairie. She's clearly passionate about the song, and the soulful vocals are beautiful enough to inspire any listener.
"Jolene" is, after more than 30 years of popularity, considered a southern music standard among many. The song has been immortalized by several covers from famous artists including a cover by Jack White released four years ago. Miley Cyrus' cover of "Jolene" comes just before the release of her next album, which is being produced by Pharrell Williams.
Miley Cyrus comes from a strong background of country singers and has been supported as a singer her entire life. Her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, was the singer of the hit "Don't Break My Heart." In addition tohaving a famous country star daddy, Miley Cyrus also has a famous godmother -- Dolly Parton. The fact that Dolly Parton is Miley Cyrus' godmother makes the cover song just that much more heartwarming.
To hear Miley Cyrus' rendition of "Jolene" in addition to the original and Jack White's version, click the videos below.