Released Date
October 22, 1973
Dolly Parton
About Jolene


Written and performed by Dolly Parton as the first single and title track of her 13th studio album. It tells of a stunningly beautiful woman who Parton worries will steal her love away.


Rolling Stone ranked it 217th on "the 500 Greatest Songs of All Time" in 2004. It was twice nominated for the Grammy for Best Female Country Vocal Performance (recorded and live), and eventually won the Grammy Award for Best Country Duo/Group Performance 43 years after its original release thanks to Parton's collaboration with Pentatonix on an a capella cover of the song.