Kesha, whose mom co-wrote it, considers this song "part of the family." She recorded for her 2012 EP Deconstructed
, and in 2017 did it for her album Rainbow
as a duet with Dolly Parton. "I have always looked up to Dolly," she said in an interview with NPR
. "I always wanted to get a tattoo: 'What would Dolly do?' Because I always think about that whenever I'm in a situation or when I'm in an interview. She's just been such a positive compass for me in my career as a woman. The fact that I actually got to sing 'Old Flames' with her on this album is a really, really, really big deal for me."