Dolly Parton ran a challenge on social media, asking her fans to share their best cover versions of “Jolene.” Using the hashtag #JoleneChallenge brought in hordes of adoring hopefuls, each with a unique version of her magical song. However, there was one family that was clearly a step above the rest. The Petersen family showed us how it is done with a rendition literally couldn’t be any better.
The Petersen family is actually an award-winning family bluegrass band. Each of them takes up an instrument, backing it with vocals that convey true talent and heartfelt emotion. With the voices of angels, this family transforms the classic into something that’s extremely catchy and completely unforgettable.
The Petersen Family won Dolly Parton’s Jolene Challenge with a supreme showing of what makes them such driven musicians in the first place. Professional performers they may be, but few can compare to the skill that they show in this highly original cover of “Jolene.”