Under the Covers: Miley's 'Jolene,' a nod to 'Aunt Dolly' on MTV Unplugged
It's probably about time for Miley Cyrus to go away for awhile, catch her breath, plan on what's next. (Well, after she plays the Tampa Bay Times Forum on March 20, that is.) That said, I just caught her MTV Unplugged set, and while her costume choices are raggedy and the energy is tepid (and the Madonna cameo is just...kinda...meh), M.C.'s cover of "Aunt Dolly" Parton's Jolene is flat-out sublime. Her sharp Southern voice is perfect for the classic country cut -- just as it was for a surprisingly heartfelt take on Bob Dylan's You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go. Don't be surprised if, sooner rather than later, Miley's career leans more natural than neon. If this is what we have to look forward to, bring it on, wild child.