Who knew Miley Cyrus had this much country in her? The 20-year-old singer released the latest video from her summer "Backyard Sessions" on Monday, and this time around we get to see her perform a powerful rendition of Dolly Parton's 70's hit "Jolene." Fun little fact -- Dolly is also Miley's godmother! Way to do her proud, girl!
Over the summer, Miley (top knot and all) got together with her band to cover some of her favorite songs, and she's been releasing them on YouTube over the last few months. The recordings are sort of a pre-requisite to Miley's new album, which is being produced by Pharrell and set to drop early next year.
Although Miley was on the brink of her "rebellion" when her last album Can't Be Tamed hit stores in 2010, she was still considered a pop princess during that time, and has made it clear that her next album will have a much different sound than anything we've heard from her before. "A lot of the beats are produced hip-hop beats," she told Billboard in November. "But the vocal is very raw, and my voice is kind of on top of all the tracks, which is what I wanted."
In addition to new music, Miley's film So Undercover will be released direct-to-video next year, and after her success on Two and a Half Men this fall, it wouldn't be a surprise if we saw her reprise the role again in 2013. Plus -- hello! -- she's engaged so hopefully we'll start seeing some wedding plans come underway!
What do you think of Miley's cover?