Parton Makes Cameo in Music Video

Dolly Parton traveled to a rural area near Nashville on Thursday (Aug. 7) to film a cameo appearance in a video for newcomer Mindy Smith’s updated version of “Jolene.” Smith recorded Parton’s 1973 hit for the upcoming tribute album, Just Because I’m a Woman: Songs of Dolly Parton. Vanguard Records will release the project on Oct. 14. Explaining her involvement in the video, Parton tells CMT News, “I’m kind of like in the background, kind of telling the story like I know what’s going to happen.” She laughs, adding, “It’s almost like I’m the ghost of 30 years ago when I wrote the song.” 08/08/03