All Dolly-ed Up
March 26, 2011
Lately, I’ve been listening to the Queen of Country Music, Dolly Parton. Dolly is known for her hair, her figure, and her voice, but a lot of people forget that she is a songwriter too. In fact, most of the songs that Dolly has recorded have been her own creations—including such classics as Jolene, 9 to 5, and Coat of Many Colors. Her song, I Will Always Love You, became a hit when she released it as a single. It also became a hit twenty years later when Whitney Houston sang it in The Bodyguard. In fact, Houston’s version of the song marked the first time that a song, both written and performed by a woman, hit number one on the music charts.
The library has several of Dolly’s classic albums, including My Tennessee Mountain Home, Jolene, and 9 to 5 and Odd Jobs. We also have some of her newer material, such as Backwoods Barbie and Horns & Halos. Dolly’s music has traveled far and wide, but it always takes you home.
Lone Jack Branch