Miley Cyrus Covers “Jolene” In Stunning ‘Backyard Sessions’ Video: Watch

Sam Lansky | December 27, 2012 4:33 pm

Ah, Miley Cyrus. Our love for you grows and grows. Just like your hair would, if you didn’t keep chopping it off.

And incidentally, it’s a surprise to see Cyrus rocking her old hair (that bun will always remind us of summer ’12!) in the latest Backyard Sessions video, which sees the chanteuse and a crew of her friends hanging out in her backyard performing lovely, dusky covers of Cyrus’ favorite songs. The final performance is the oft-covered “Jolene,” as made famous by Dolly Parton, and — as per usual — Cyrus demolishes it, her raspy vocals anguished and urgent. The clip is so effective that the critics over at Spin even asked by way of their headline, “Is Miley Cyrus’ ‘Jolene’ Cover Better Than Jack White’s?” Our answer: Yup. Watch up top.