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  • Dolly Parton Makes Announcement About Her ‘Endorsement’ Of Hillary Clinton

    07/07/2016 10:07:13 AM PDT · by DUMBGRUNT · 58 replies ^ | 6 July 2016 | Jack Davis
    “I try not to get political but if I am, I might as well just run myself ’cause I’ve got the hair for it, it’s huge, and they could always use more boobs in the race,” she wrote.
  • Keith Richards on Merle Haggard: 'Another Goodbye to Another Good Friend'

    04/18/2016 9:55:37 AM PDT · by Mariner · 13 replies
    Yahoo ^ | April 18th, 2016 | Keith Richards
    Keith Richards was facing seven years in prison in 1977 for a massive drug bust at his Toronto hotel room. The night before he was sentenced, he headed to Toronto's Interchange Studios and recorded several songs he'd learned from his late friend Gram Parsons. The highlight was "Sing Me Back Home," a ballad Merle Haggard wrote about his time at San Quentin. For our upcoming issue, Richards spoke with Rolling Stone about his appreciation for Haggard, who died earlier this month, who he calls "one of the great country singers of all time and a hell of a guitar player."I...
  • Dolly Parton's Legendary Life in Pictures

    01/20/2016 5:08:01 PM PST · by Twotone · 24 replies
    Goodhousekeeping ^ | Jan. 19, 2016 | Asher Fogle
    Dolly Parton, who turned 70 on January 19, has countless awards and honors under her tightly-cinched belt - and has no intention of slowing down. "After you reach a certain age, they think you're over," the country singer told AARP.
  • Coat of Many Colors re-creates Dolly Parton's Tennessee childhood

    12/10/2015 8:27:53 PM PST · by Engraved-on-His-hands · 33 replies
    Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette ^ | December 10, 2015 | Michael Storey
    If you only watch one heart-warming, warm-and-fuzzy, inspirational, feel-good holiday movie this season, make it this one. Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors airs at 8 p.m. today on NBC and continues the tradition established by such country-themed bio-pics as Walk the Line (Johnny Cash) and Coal Miner's Daughter (Loretta Lynn). Whereas those films took a broader perspective on the lives of their country legends, this offering concentrates on a seminal period in young Dolly's life -- her hardscrabble but loving childhood in rural Tennessee that inspired the famous hit song from which the movie takes it name. Many viewers...
  • Dolly Parton Q&A: The Country Legend on 50 Years in Nashville and Why She Supports Her Gay Fans

    10/24/2014 9:36:26 PM PDT · by NKP_Vet · 105 replies ^ | October 24, 2014 | Deborah Evans Price
    This year marks the 50th Anniversary since 68-year-old international icon Dolly Parton came to Nashville. The fourth of 12 siblings who shared a one-room cabin, the East Tennessee native was so poor growing up that her father paid the doctor who delivered her with a bag of cornmeal. The day after her high school graduation, Parton left the Smoky Mountains for Music City, where she shepherded her career from singing on The Porter Wagoner Show, a syndicated music-variety series that aired from 1960 to 1981, to winning seven Grammys and scoring 25 No. 1 songs on Billboard's Hot Country Songs...
  • Dolly Parton's "Jolene" - Slowed Down

    06/29/2014 9:01:48 PM PDT · by virgil283 · 57 replies
    "A few years ago a British Dolly Parton fan played a 45 rpm vinyl single of Dolly Parton's Jolene at 33 rpm and posted the results on the interweb. The video (since removed) became a viral hit, not because it was funny but because the slowed-down version sounded good, and was a bit of a revelation; at the very least, it exposed the incredible rhythmic precision and soulfulness of Parton's phrasing, which can't always be limned when she's trilling and warbling at breakneck speed....." \ .....;
  • Dolly Parton defends Miley Cyrus' sexy new persona

    07/06/2010 11:30:06 AM PDT · by SeekAndFind · 90 replies · 2+ views
    MSNBC ^ | 07/06/2010
    LOS ANGELES — Miley Cyrus may have garnered a host of headlines for her cutout ensemble at the MuchMusic Video Awards last month, but Dolly Parton has nothing but praise for the teen sensation. "If you think I'm going to sit here and pass judgment on Miley, you're wrong," Parton told Access Hollywood earlier this week when asked about Cyrus' outfit from the event. "I think she's beautiful. I love her. She's trying to grow up, you know, I remember when I was horny and young." "When you were what?" Access asked. "Horny and young," Parton repeated. "I'm still horny!"
  • Dolly Parton Defends Miley Cyrus

    06/30/2010 6:11:06 PM PDT · by Niuhuru · 23 replies · 1+ views
    My Fox ^ | Published : Wednesday, 30 Jun 2010, 8:57 AM EDT | Unknown
    (NewsCore) - Country music legend Dolly Parton thinks Miley Cyrus has staying power and wishes people would ease up on their criticism while she "finds her way," the buxom mega-star said Wednesday in an interview with Fox News Channel. "I've known her since she was a baby," Parton said. "I hate it when people criticize her."
  • YouTube - Lin Yu Chun Sings Whitney Houston's 'I Will Always Love You'

    04/10/2010 9:33:01 PM PDT · by JoeProBono · 19 replies · 1,441+ views
    YouTube - Lin Yu Chun Sings Whitney Houston's 'I Will Always Love You'
  • Parton offers overnight stay at private home for auction

    08/01/2009 5:22:59 AM PDT · by don-o · 26 replies · 1,133+ views
    Knoxville News Sentinel ^ | August 1, 2009 | Wayne Bledsoe
    Ever imagined waking up to Dolly Parton fixing your breakfast? One Parton fan will get the chance to attend a barbecue at Parton's home, tour Parton's private residence, spend the night in Parton's guest cottage, and wake up to a meal prepared and served by Parton herself. The evening at Parton's digs will be one of the items up for auction at the Dr. Robert F. Thomas Foundation's annual Evening of Elegance fundraiser, which will be held 6 p.m. Aug. 15 at the Mills Auditorium in Gatlinburg. The event will include both a silent and live auction, with the Parton...
  • Dolly Parton Says There are Enough "Boobs" in Washington; Hopes Obama Won't Be One - Video 2/10/09

    02/11/2009 5:18:14 AM PST · by Federalist Patriot · 5 replies · 607+ views
    Freedom's Lighthouse ^ | February 11, 2009 | BrianinMO
    Here is video of Dolly Parton speaking recently where she said she has been asked if she had ever thought of running for President. Parton joked, "I told them we have enough boobs in there." She also said she hopes Obama does not turn out to be one. . . . . . (Watch Video)
  • Dolly Parton enters 'white space' debate (FCC to policy change could have repercussions)

    10/29/2008 11:21:27 AM PDT · by weegee · 14 replies · 1,098+ views
    Cnet ^ | October 28, 2008 5:12 PM PDT | Posted by Marguerite Reardon
    When Dolly Parton speaks people listen. At least that's what opponents to an upcoming Federal Communications Commission vote on opening up "white space" spectrum hope. Earlier this week, country western star Dolly Parton sent a letter to the FCC asking the agency to delay its vote to open up the unused spectrum for unlicensed use. "As someone who uses the white spaces and knows the value of them for the work that I and many of my friends around the country, I ask the FCC to recognize the entertainment industry's valuable contribution to the cultural life," Parton wrote in her...
  • Dolly Parton postpones tour due to back injury

    02/12/2008 4:44:50 AM PST · by Paleo Conservative · 1 replies · 151+ views
    AFP ^ | 2-12-2008 | Staff
    LOS ANGELES (AFP) — Country-singer Dolly Parton has postponed an upcoming US tour due to a back injury -- and she reckons her legendary bust size might have something to do with it. Parton, 62, said in a statement on her website Monday that doctors had advised her to take six to eight weeks off to recover, forcing her to shelve the start of a tour due to get underway on February 28. The tour was due to coincide with the release of Parton's new album "Backwoods Barbie" later this month. "I know I have been breaking my neck...
  • [Dolly]Parton Blames Breasts for Tour Postponement

    02/11/2008 9:41:28 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 23 replies · 163+ views
    KGET-TV ^ | February 12, 2008
    Dolly Parton's breasts may be two of the wonders of the entertainment world, but the country music icon says they are a pain in her back. Parton, 62, said on Monday she would postpone her upcoming North American tour after doctors told her to take it easy for six to eight weeks to rest her sore back. "Hey, you try wagging these puppies around a while and see if you don't have back problems," the folksy singer-songwriter said in a statement. The tour was due to begin on February 28 in Minneapolis, two days after the release of "Backwoods Barbie,"...
  • Porter Wagoner returns from obscurity

    08/10/2007 2:24:18 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 15 replies · 554+ views
    Associated Press ^ | August 10, 2007 | JOHN GEROME
    Excerpt - NEW YORK - Porter Wagoner looks right at home in the marble lobby of Manhattan's Roosevelt Hotel. He wears a dark Western suit and tie and holds a shiny black cane. The glare from the crystal chandelier reflects off his eyeglasses as he tilts his head back, trying to remember the last time he played Madison Square Garden. Sometime in the '70s ... one of those package tours ... Little Jimmie Dickens and Faron Young were there ... some others he can't recall ... Back then, "The Thin Man from West Plains" was still the grand showman of...
  • Dollywood adds new raft ride (the River Battle)

    07/30/2007 9:21:32 PM PDT · by NormsRevenge · 8 replies · 302+ views
    AP on Yahoo ^ | 7/30/07 | AP
    PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. - Dolly Parton's Dollywood theme park will be adding a new $5 million raft ride equipped with water guns to soak targets, other riders and bystanders. Scheduled to open in 2008, the River Battle sends eight passengers on rafts down a 500-foot channel lined with more than 100 targets. The targets include large-scale talking animals such as beavers, skunks, otters and bears, some of which shoot water back at the riders. Riders can also aim at other passengers on their raft or park guests along the edge of the ride. The Great Smoky Mountains venue will also...
  • Country music's culture war:Celebrations of sin stand next to exaltations of grace on charts

    03/24/2006 11:42:10 AM PST · by Caleb1411 · 12 replies · 1,565+ views
    WORLD ^ | April 01, 2006 | Gene Edward Veith
    Last year's American Idol winner, Carrie Underwood, has a record out that has been dominating the country music charts for weeks: "Jesus, Take the Wheel." It tells the story of a young woman's desperate prayer during a car crash, leading to a reflection on her own life. The song ends with a prayer for Jesus to "save me from this road I'm on." Finally knocking off "Jesus, Take the Wheel" as the No. 1 record was Brad Paisley's "When I Get Where I'm Going." Where he is going is heaven, where he yearns to see his loved ones. At the...
  • Gay America finds its place in Nashville

    02/28/2006 8:29:02 AM PST · by presidio9 · 73 replies · 1,919+ views
    ASSOCIATED PRESS ^ | Tuesday, February 28, 2006 | JOHN GEROME
    Never mind that country music is considered bedrock conservative, the unofficial red-state soundtrack. This year, some of country's most famous names are singing in movies with gay and transsexual themes. Dolly Parton received an Oscar nomination for "Travelin' Thru," a song she wrote and sang for "Transamerica," while Willie Nelson and Emmylou Harris are heard on the Oscar frontrunner "Brokeback Mountain." Nelson, always an iconoclast in his music and politics, even released a gay cowboy song on Valentine's Day, "Cowboys Are Frequently, Secretly (Fond of Each Other)." But don't expect a wave of gay love songs to sweep across the...
  • Dolly Parton, Others Compile CD Benefitting Homosexual Group

    02/01/2005 9:29:48 AM PST · by Laissez-faire capitalist · 132 replies · 3,167+ views
    BPNews ^ | Jan 28, 2005 | Michael Foust
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. (BP)-- Taking sides in a cultural battle, some of the nation's top artists -- including Mandy Moore, Dolly Parton -- have contributed to a CD that benefits the nation's largest homosexual activist organization. All of the proceeds from the CD, "Love Rocks," will go to the Human Rights Campaign -- a homosexual activist organization that has figured prominently in the push to legalize same-sex "marriage" nationwide and works to promote "lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights." The two-disk CD set -- which is being released just in time for Valentine's Day -- features some 30 artists, including Yoko...
  • (Dolly) Parton Meshes her Many Personas in Top-Shelf Show

    10/30/2005 5:44:13 AM PST · by Diana in Wisconsin · 2 replies · 268+ views ^ | October 30, 2005 | Doug Erickson
    For me, the bigger mystery heading into this weekend wasn't whether Karl Rove would be indicted but rather which one of Dolly Parton's many and sometimes contradictory personas would show up at the Dane County Coliseum Saturday. (Madison, WI) Would it be the tremendously gifted singer and songwriter of country classics? Or the purveyor of slick and memorable pop tunes? The serious- minded bluegrass banjo picker? Or the bewigged, over-the-top inspirer of countless drag queens? Parton's approach was to mesh all of these and more - comedienne, story teller, novelty song performer - a tactic that would have been a...
  • Dolly Parton Defends Yusuf Islam

    10/25/2005 12:42:09 AM PDT · by LibWhacker · 64 replies · 2,547+ views
    Country superstar Dolly Parton was thrilled when Yusuf Islam agreed to collaborate with her on her new covers album because she wanted to show fans he's a "really sweet man." Parton has been a longtime friend and fan of the folk icon, formerly Cat Stevens, and was horrified when she learned he had been refused entry to America last year. Islam was turned back when his name appeared on a mysterious list of potential terrorist sympathisers. He has been fighting the humiliating immigration mess ever since. And, by including him on her new album, Those Were The Days, patriotic Parton...
  • Parents: Our daughter was molested at Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede

    10/19/2005 6:42:32 PM PDT · by SmithL · 20 replies · 808+ views
    Court TV ^ | 10/19/5 | Samantha Murphy
    Tennessee family has filed a lawsuit against Dolly Parton's dinner theater Dixie Stampede and an ex-employee, claiming their 8-year-old daughter was sexually molested while performing in the annual Christmas show. Armando Martinez Gonzalez, 31, is accused of fondling the unidentified child actress before a show in Pigeon Forge, Tenn. The complaint, filed on Oct. 10 in Sevier County Circuit Court, claims Dixie Stampede breached its contract to care for, supervise and protect the girl. The family is also charging the company with negligent supervision, hiring, recklessness and emotional distress, claiming supervisors should have been aware of what was happening behind...
  • Rumsfeld appearance a hit with Opry fans

    04/23/2005 9:06:49 PM PDT · by SmithL · 42 replies · 1,894+ views
    AP ^ | 4/23/5
    NASHVILLE, Tenn. - As members of the U.S. military watched on television via satellite from Iraq, Dolly Parton invited their boss, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld, onstage at the Grand Ole Opry on Saturday. The audience applauded as Rumsfeld appeared and thanked the troops serving in the military. As people entered the auditorium for Saturday's show they were given postcards with "America supports you," printed on them. Audience members waved the cards and shouted their support to the troops watching on television. Rumsfeld was sitting in the front row as Parton sang her hit "Coat of Many Colors" before he was...
  • American Gigolo [Taki on Captain Ketchup!]

    05/21/2004 8:06:41 AM PDT · by TheBigB · 23 replies · 1,328+ views
    So there’s always a first time. If John Kerry wins in November, he will be the premiere president of this great country of ours to be also a gigolo. The dictionary defines “gigolo” as a man supported by a woman in return for his sexual attentions and companionship. It might sound rough for John Kerry, but it’s right to the point. Let’s face it. The 44th president (maybe) is as close to a gigolo as I can think of, and I have known many. In fact, my best friend and best man for my first marriage to the beautiful French...
  • A Patriotic Dolly Parton (New CD pays tribute to American Troops)

    11/11/2003 10:28:38 PM PST · by steppenwolffe · 2 replies · 182+ views
    cbs ^ | 11-11-03
    Singer/songwriter/actress Dolly Parton has enjoyed an incredible amount of success throughout her career and she shows no signs of slowing down. She's written over 3,000 songs, sold over 100 million albums, created a business empire worth more than $200 million, had over 24 Number One hit singles, won seven grammy awards and eight country music awards. This past Tuesday, she released a new CD, "For God And Country," that pays tribute to American troops. Parton is scheduled to perform some of the album's songs on the Wednesday broadcast of The Early Show. Parton describes "For God And Country" as an...
  • Dolly Parton welcomes injured eagles to new home at National Zoo

    07/06/2003 2:04:26 PM PDT · by Willie Green · 10 replies · 246+ views
    For education and discussion only. Not for commercial use.WASHINGTON July 5 - Frolicking near a waterfall and shady trees, two injured bald eagles settled in to their new home at the National Zoo Wednesday. Sam and Tioga are the first residents of an exhibit designed especially for bald eagles hurt in the wild. Singer Dolly Parton turned out for the welcoming wearing a patriotic mini-dress covered in American flags. Sam and Tioga were previously cared for by a foundation based at Parton's Dollywood theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. ``We're very involved with saving the bald eagle, because it's very...
  • Caption this: Dolly Parton at the White House

    07/04/2003 11:36:15 AM PDT · by ejdrapes · 52 replies · 2,905+ views
    Reuters | July 4, 2003
    Singer Dolly Parton (news) motions to the press on the South Grounds of the White House in Washington, July 4, 2003. Parton will perform tonight on the west front of the U.S. Capitol Building. REUTERS/William Philpott
  • What is that smell?

    08/01/2002 7:58:04 AM PDT · by xp38 · 350+ views
    The Toronto Sun ^ | August 1 2002 | Liz Braun
    (1) Celine Dion will launch a perfume with Coty. (2) Britney gives fans the finger. Most attractive. (3) Diane Sawyer's interview with one of the Pennsylvania coal miners for Good Morning America deeply annoyed Katie Couric (Today), who thought she was getting the interview. Come now, girls -- play nice. According to USA Today, Sawyer's team may have won the all-important interview because a producer from the show spent many hours with the worried family of the lost miner who was eventually rescued and then interviewed. Spent many hours? Lining up a talk with the potential widow, too, maybe? If...