Lil Nas X performed “Dead Right Now” and “That’s What I Want,” off his debut studio album Montero, last week on the BBC Radio 1 Live Lounge, as well as a cover of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene,” which you can watch up top.
Dolly revealed Wednesday that she “immediately” heard Lil Nas X’s cover, and came away feeling “surprised,” “honored,” and “flattered.” She also thought his rendition was “really good.”
Lil Nas X succinctly responded to Dolly’s kind words, writing, “HOLY SHIT.”
Lil Nas X is coming off a stellar debut week for Montero, moving 126,000 album equivalent units, which would normally be enough to lay claim to the top spot on the Billboard 200 albums chart. Unfortunately, Montero was going up against the freight train known as Certified Lover Boy. Drake’s latest project finished in first for a third consecutive week.
Three of his songs are currently in the top 10 on the Billboard Hot 100, and a total of 11 tracks are dispersed throughout the chart, making the self-proclaimed “first one hit wonder of all time” to accomplish such a feat.