Even Dolly Parton Was Just a Girl Once

At Dolly Parton’s appearance in Forest Hills, Queens on Saturday, the open stadium felt covered by the energy of passionate fans. When a woman’s voice screamed, “I love you, Dolly!” she replied calmly, “I love you, too,” and we believed it. When a man’s voice screamed, “I love you, Dolly!” she shouted, “I told you to…

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Watch Dolly Parton and Katy Perry Sing a Medley of Parton's Hits at Last Night's ACM Awards

Living legend Dolly Parton performed alongside living Jeremy Scott fever dream Katy “Jolene” Perry at last night’s ACM awards, and the crowd loved every second of it. The duo blessed us with a medley of “Coat of Many Colors,” “Jolene,” and “9 to 5"—a satisfying trifecta of Parton classics—and added fuel to my…

20 'Lost' Tracks From Dolly, Linda, and Emmylou To Be Released Later This Year

Imagine if someone approached you and asked, “Wanna hear some new music from Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt, and Emmylou Harris?” How would you respond? With a silent shrug? A quick “No”? With a gasp, followed by, “What do I look like, some kind of dummy? Of course I wanna hear some new music from Trio!” If it’s more…

Happy 70th Birthday, Dolly Parton! Let's Celebrate with Some of Her Best Performances

Dolly Parton—that sugary sweet, tremendously talented, and heavily tattooed angel who fell to earth (either heaven or the Smokey Mountains)—turns 70 years old today so let’s pump up our hair (because the higher the hair, the closer to God), push out our tits, break out our favorite Dolly albums, and celebrate! It’s…

Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors Makes Family Tragedy, Rural Poverty Seem So Dang Cute

Deep in the heart of Dollywood, located deep in the heart of Tennessee, you’ll find a replica of Dolly Parton’s childhood home. Beside it, encased in glass, is the coat her mother made for her out of rags when she was a little girl. Parton, who grew up “dirt poor” in the Smoky Mountains, turned the story of that coat…

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