What's better than Dolly Parton's classic "Jolene"? "Jolene" with a string section.
The beloved country icon re-recorded the famous song for the soundtrack for an upcoming Netflix movie "Dumplin'." The strings combined with a slower tempo make for a darker, more dramatic interpretation of the track, originally released in 1973.
"Jolene’s been on the prowl a long time, but she just got a makeover and I couldn’t be more excited to share the new string version with y’all!" Parton said on Twitter.
"Dumplin'" is a musical comedy based on the book of the same name about a plus-sized teenager obsessed with Parton, and appropriately, the singer herself oversees the music, with her songs comprising much of the soundtrack, including a few new ones. The soundtrack also features Miranda Lambert, Sia, Elle King and more.
Parton's impact on country music isn't just being recognized by the film industry--she'll be honored in early 2019 as MusiCares Person of the Year for her philanthropy. Artists such as Norah Jones, Mark Ronson, Chris Stapleton, P!nk and more will participate in a tribute.
The "Dumplin'" soundtrack hits streaming platforms and stores this Friday, Nov. 30, while the film itself will premiere on Netflix on Friday, Dec. 7. It stars Jennifer Aniston and Danielle Macdonald.