Local Music Spotlight: Dolly Parton
Hardcore Fan Favorites:
"What Will Baby Be"
"God Only Knows"
"Two Doors Down"
"The Pain of Loving You"
"Tennessee Homesick Blues"
Her New Book “Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics”
Published June 16, 2020
Both a visual memoir and annotated songbook, Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics is a candid, intimate look at Dolly’s enduring career as a songwriter, musician,
and country legend, a career further contextualized by the “unofficial historian of Nashville’s musical heritage,” Robert K. Oermann. Universally beloved, the recipient of numerous awards, accolades, and honors, and a book-loving philanthropist, Dolly Parton has captivated a whole new generation with a resurgence in mainstream media, from WNYC’s nine-part podcast series Dolly Parton’s America to the Netflix anthology Heartstrings to the “viral Dolly Parton Challenge,” which swept social media earlier this year, and has amassed over 17 million online followers.
Dolly Parton mural restoration by Megan Lingerfelt complete after vandalization of Colton Valentine’s original of The “Backwoods Barbie” in Strong Alley. Photo: crafty creations and co.com
Location: Strong St, Knoxville, TN 37902
Artist Kim Radford paints a mural of country music star Dolly Parton on an exterior wall of The 5 Spot music venue in East Nashville on Friday, Aug. 14, 2020. Photo: Shelley Mays
Dolly Parton mural
collaborated by Owner/Beauty Operator Terra Marshall of Beauty Parade Salon and mural artist Gus Cutty.
Location: 783 Haywood Rd. Ashville, NC