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Kelly Clarkson performs stripped-down rendition of Dolly Parton's 'Jolene'

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The summer of (amazing) Kelly Clarkson covers continues. Thursday night in Albuquerque the singer completed a fan request—for Robert Nunez, who happened to be right in front of Clarkson as she announced the song—singing Dolly Parton’s 1973 classic, “Jolene.

Clarkson has obviously moved further from country and deeper into power pop, but hearing her command a twangy classic, over minimal backing, is just about the most refreshing way you can start your Friday.

Check the performance out below.

Clarkson has so far covered Miley Cyrus, Nick Jonas, *NSYNC, Taylor Swift, Rihanna, and more this summer. Future tour dates are available on her website

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