15-Year-Old Lexi Lauren Flawlessly Covers Dolly Parton’s ‘Hard Candy Christmas’

Fifteen-year-old country singer Lexi Lauren is celebrating Christmas early. She’s paying tribute to Dolly Parton with a cover of “Hard Candy Christmas.”

You may remember “Hard Candy Christmas” from The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Parton also released the track as a single in 1982. It was a pretty successful single, climbing to No. 8 on the country chart. Now, 35 years later, Lauren is putting her spin on the classic song.

“Dolly Parton has always been one of my biggest inspirations. Her music is so unique and different, her heart is overflowing with love for others, and I’ve always admired her writing style,” Lauren explains. “When I decided on releasing a Christmas song, I came across ‘Hard Candy Christmas,’ and absolutely fell in love with the vulnerability and honesty in the lyrics. Dolly did such an amazing job on the song, and I was instantly inspired to do the same!”

She definitely did the queen of country music justice with her version. Watch the lyric video below or check out “Hard Candy Christmas” on Spotify.

Once you let Lauren get you in the holiday spirit, you’ll want to check out her single, “Don’t Text.” The single was released earlier this year and was an important message for young men. This fifteen-year-old is wise beyond her years.