Singer-songwriter Jewel teams up with Dolly Parton for her reflective new single, “My Father’s Daughter”. The sentimental track is off of Jewel’s latest album Picking Up the Pieces, which was released in September.
The single’s brand new video is a visual tribute to the 41-year-old’s father, and features photographs and home movies from her childhood. “My family didn’t have heirlooms. We had songs,” says a quote from Jewel that introduces the video.
Vintage performance footage of Parton is also featured in the video as a backdrop to her heartfelt harmonies. Parton is a longtime hero of Jewel, who has said she felt connected to the country star based on their similar upbringings.
“As a kid growing up with an outhouse, my heroes were always Dolly Parton and Loretta Lynn,” Jewel told Billboard in a recent interview. “They were the only other icons I’d heard of that were raised similarly to me. I liked that they had the courage to say, ‘This is exactly who and what the hell I am.’ So I got the courage to ask her to sing on the record, and she agreed.”