On Air Now
Smooth Breakfast with Gary King 6am - 10am
This image appears in the gallery:
24 classic songs with girls' names in the title
According to Dolly, the song was inspired by a red-headed bank clerk who flirted with her husband Carl Dean at their local branch around the time they were newly married. She has also said that Jolene's name and appearance are based on a young fan who came on stage for her autograph.