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12/26/2012 12:48 pm ET | Updated Dec 26, 2012

Miley Cyrus Releases 'Jolene' Video: Singer Covers Dolly Parton's Classic Song (VIDEO)

Miley Cyrus took a moment to remind us all she's a singer, releasing the video for "Jolene." The song is a cover of Dolly Parton's 1974 hit.

The video was recorded during last summer's "Backyard Sessions," which feature the 20-year-old singer and her band playing some of her favorite songs. Fun fact: Parton is Cyrus' godmother.

These recordings have proved to be a pleasant surprise, as Cyrus has created several gorgeous acoustic covers -- including Bob Dylan's "You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go," James Shelton's "Lilac Wine," and Melanie Safka's "Look What They've Done To My Song, Ma."

"Jolene" has us all the more curious about Cyrus' forthcoming album, which is being produced by Pharrell Williams, who has said the new record will sound unlike anything she's done before.

"Her sound right now is her personality," Williams told MTV. "That's what we've been aiming for in the studio and that's what's been coming out and that's what's been sounding so interesting. Her voice is a very powerful one -- you just have to hear it to know that and to understand it. It's nowhere near what it is that you think."

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