Watch Jewel Perform ‘My Father’s Daughter’ on the Opry
Jewel recently released her new single, "My Father's Daughter," a duet with Dolly Parton on her latest album Picking Up the Pieces. She performed the song live at the Grand Ole Opry in September, which fans can now watch here.
A poignant song about Jewel's upbringing, "My Father's Daughter" has her singing of her early life growing up in a log cabin where her father raised her. A musician in his own right, Jewel would frequently travel with him to honky-tonks and sing along. "My Father's Daughter" was written in 2008, and while Jewel has been playing it live for years, it only made its way onto her record this year.
In an interview with TIME earlier this year, Jewel said the decision to ask Parton to duet on the song was easy for her.
"When you grow up as a girl on a homestead with an outhouse, you don’t have many heroes in the public eye," she explains. "Dolly and Loretta [Lynn] were them, because they had outhouses and they had a similar lifestyle to me."
She adds: "I loved their audacity. They were women who were so outspoken and they had no shame in being who they were. They were so ahead of their time, and I always thought it was quite heroic. So I asked [Dolly] to sing on the song, and I was pretty surprised she said yes. I’m tremendously honored."
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