Country star Cam is taking a cue from country legend Dolly Parton … and we’re not just talking about that fabulous curly blonde hair.
Cam just released a new single called “Diane,” quite possibly the most unexpected cheating song of 2017. The tune is an earnest look at a failed relationship—from the perspective of the other woman who may have been at the center of the undoing.
As you listen to the lyrics, you hear Cam sing, “I promise I didn’t know he was your man / I would have noticed a gold wedding band, Diane.”
Sound like a story you may have heard before?
The “Burning House” singer said she got the inspiration from none other than Dolly Parton’s iconic “Jolene,” the infamous musical plea from one woman to another to leave her man alone.
Cam wanted to offer the other side of the story, as she imagined it, a viewpoint the hasn’t really been heard since Sugarland’s 2007 hit, “Stay.”
She called it “the apology so many spouses deserve, but never get.”
“The other woman is coming forward to break the news to the wife about the affair, respecting her enough to have that hard conversation, once she realized he was married,” Cam says in a press release.
Cam said she believes women, especially, should do that for each other, since their self-worth can sometimes be so wrapped up in their partners.
It’s true that the truth will always set you free.
She goes on to say, “Everyone should be able to decide their own path in life, based on the truth.”
If you haven’t heard the song, check out this performance above from Cam on radio’s nationally syndicated “The Bobby Bones Show.”
“Diane” is the lead single from Cam’s sophomore album, due in 2018.