Five-Year-Old Girl Loves Dolly Parton So Much That She Can Sing “Jolene” From The Heart

At the tender age of five, Violet Burdick captured hearts on an episode of The Ellen DeGeneres Show in 2020. With her father, Ryan Burdick, strumming the guitar, she delivered an enchanting performance of Dolly Parton’s famous song “Jolene,” instantly winning over the audience with her charm and enthusiasm.

During the show, Violet shared her deep admiration for Dolly Parton. Prompted by Ellen, she revealed that her affection for the country music icon stemmed not just from Parton’s melodious voice, but also from her generous spirit, notably her commitment to donating books to children in need. This connection was personal for Violet, who had been receiving books from Parton’s Imagination Library, part of the Dollywood Foundation, which provides free books to children until they reach the age of five.

But Violet’s connection to Parton’s music goes beyond just her appearance on television. She had previously taken the stage with her father’s band, the Ruddy Well Band, during a local outdoor performance, where she sang “Coat of Many Colors” by Parton. This performance caught the attention of the online community and quickly became popular.

Even at four years old, Violet was able to recount the story behind “Coat of Many Colors” with clarity. She described how a family friend brought a bag of rags to their house, which her mother then sewed into a coat, a story that resonates with the themes of love and resourcefulness in Parton’s song.

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