Listen to Cam’s New Dolly Parton-Inspired Single, “Diane”

Cam is giving fans the first taste of her upcoming sophomore album by releasing the record’s lead single, “Diane,” which was inspired by the storyline of Dolly Parton’s 1973 hit, “Jolene.”

Co-penned by Cam, Jeff Bhasker and Tyler Johnson—the same songwriting team behind “Burning House”—“Diane” is an uptempo tale of a love triangle in which the “other” woman apologetically breaks the news to Diane that her husband is having an affair.

“‘Diane’ is my response to Dolly Parton’s ‘Jolene,’” says Cam. “It’s the apology so many spouses deserve, but never get. The other woman is coming forward to break the news to the wife about an affair, respecting her enough to have that hard conversation, once she realized he was married. Because everyone should be able to decide their own path in life, based on the truth. Women especially should do this for each other, since our self-worth can still be so wrapped up in our partners. And in true country fashion, I’ve set the whole raw story to upbeat music, so you can dance while you process it all.”

Listen to “Diane” below.

Cam will launch her nine-date Best Coast Tour on November 28.

photo by Dennis Leupold