Cam’s New “Diane” is Kind of Like Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” and You Better Listen To It Right Now


Finally. After getting lost in the shuffle of a GRAMMY, CMA and ACM-nominated hit No. 1 single, Cam is back with new music for the first time since her debut album, Untamed, was released in December 2015.

So, what’s taken so long for new music and how does a GRAMMY-nominated singer get lost in the shuffle? Cam’s record label launched Maren Morris just a few months after her success with “Burning House.” And they are also home to Miranda Lambert and were fighting to keep Carrie Underwood around. That’s how.

“Diane” is a new Cam, but the same ethereal vocals. If Dolly Parton’s “Jolene” is a plea to the other woman to leave her man alone, “Diane” is a plea from the other woman. Poor sweet Diane, is the Reba in this “Does He Love You.”

Oh, I promise I didn’t know he was your man
I would have noticed a gold wedding band
I’d rather you hate me than not understand
Oh, Diane

You pick the time and the place
Dont know how much this hurts
I gave him my heart to break
Now I know he broke yours first
Lyin’ right there in my bed
While he was lying to you
Believing the words that he said
How could we be such fools?

And all those nights that he’s given to me
I wish that I could give them back to you

“Diane” may be a tale of heartbreak and betrayal, but it’s catchy as all get out thanks to production from Tyler Johnson and Jeff Bhasker.