I’m not a singer, but I can imagine what a challenge it must be to sing effectively without some sort of rhythmic backup. An innate sense of rhythm and a lot of self confidence would be necessary, I would think. I think this young girl did a fine job once she had taken the gum out of her mouth. Here’s Jolene McNulty:
By the way, towards the end of the clip Jolene points to a link to another song, one she likes. I’m not a big country music fan, but the linked song is a really fine rural story song, and the lyrics are shown on the screen.
And here she parodies the folk song “Little Liza Jane: