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Two hours of the music and stories of Dolly Parton. Featuring an extended interview exploring her song-writing and some of the songs from her six decades as a recording artist.

Two hours of the music and stories of The First Lady of Country Music, Dolly Parton. Featuring an extended interview exploring her song-writing and some of the songs from her six decades as a recording artist.

Dolly Parton is the first ever successful female singer-songwriter, writing over 3,000 songs. In this unique conversation about her writing process she describes her early days at Monument Records under the guidance of Fred Foster, turning down several requests to meet with Elvis and refusing his demand for a publishing credit on one of her biggest hits. She talks about her relationship with collaborators Porter Wagoner and Kenny Rogers, being mad at Linda Ronstadt for missing out a key lyric in one of her songs and the clause she gave Whitney Houston for the use of I Will Always Love You in The Bodyguard soundtrack. Dolly shares the stories behind her songs and the real events centred around her humble up-bringing. Plus she describes the opportunity to bring her songs to the stage for 9 To 5 The Musical and revisit the themes of the original movie in the #MeToo movement.

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1 hour, 55 minutes

Music Played

  • Dolly Parton & Porter Wagoner

    I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby

    • The Tour Collection.
    • Sony BMG Music Entertainment.
    • 409.
  • Dolly Parton

    Little Sparrow

    • Little Sparrow.
    • Sanctuary Records.
    • 1.
  • Rhiannon Giddens

    Don't Let It Trouble Your Mind

    • Tomorrow Is My Turn.
    • Nonesuch.
    • 002.
  • Dolly Parton

    In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)

    • My Tennessee Mountain Home.
    • Sony / EMI.
    • 6.
  • Merle Haggard and The Strangers

    Kentucky Gambler

    • The Very Best of.
    • EMI Records.
    • 16.
  • Dolly Parton, Emmylou Harris & Linda Ronstadt

    The Pain Of Loving You

    • Trio.
    • Warner Bros.
  • Solomon Burke & Dolly Parton

    Tomorrow Is Forever

    • Nashville.
    • Shout! Factory.
    • 03.
  • Dolly Parton

    Applejack

    • Dolly Parton: The Ultimate Collection.
    • BMG/RCA.
  • Skeeter Davis

    Fuel To The Flame

    • The Essential Skeeter Davis.
    • Sony.
    • 17.
  • Dolly Parton

    The Bargain Store

    • The No.1 Country Album (Various).
    • Polygram Tv.
  • Willie Nelson & Dolly Parton

    From Here To The Moon And Back

  • Dolly Parton

    Cash On The Barrelhead

    • The Grass Is Blue.
    • Sugar Hill Records.
    • 002.
  • Randy Travis & Dolly Parton

    Do I Ever Cross Your Mind?

  • Dolly Parton

    Down On Music Row

    • My Tennessee Mountain Home.
    • RCA Victor.
    • 011.
  • Skeeter Davis

    Fuel To The Flame

    • The Essential Skeeter Davis.
    • RCA.
    • 017.
  • Bill Phillips & Dolly Parton

    Put It Off Until Tomorrow

    • Put It Off Until Tomorrow.
    • Decca.
    • 1.
  • Dolly Parton

    Dumb Blonde

    • As Long As I Love.
    • Zillion.
    • 1.
  • Dolly Parton & Porter Wagoner

    Run That By Me One More Time (Live)

    • A Real Live Dolly.
    • Legacy.
    • 010.
  • Dolly Parton

    Just Because I'm a Woman

    • Dolly.
    • Sony Music.
    • 118.
  • Dolly Parton

    Eagle When She Flies

    • Eagle When She Flies.
    • Columbia.
    • 005.
  • Dolly Parton

    Coat Of Many Colors

    • Dolly Parton: The Ultimate Collection.
    • BMG/RCA.
  • Dolly Parton

    Joshua

    • The Very Best of Dolly Parton Vol 2.
    • Sony.
    • 1.
  • Dolly Parton

    Jolene

    • Million Sellers Vol.15 - The Seventie.
    • Disky.
  • Dolly Parton

    I Will Always Love You (1974 Version)

    • Dolly Parton: The Ultimate Collection.
    • BMG/RCA.
    • 10.
  • Linda Ronstadt

    I Will Always Love You

    • Prisoner in Disguise.
    • Asylum Records.
    • 010.
  • Dolly Parton

    The Seeker

    • The Best of Dolly Parton.
    • Camden.
    • 010.
  • Dolly Parton

    Cash On The Barrelhead

    • The Grass Is Blue.
    • Sugar Hill Records.
    • 002.
  • Kenny Rogers & Dolly Parton

    You Can't Make Old Friends

    • Blue Smoke.
    • CBS Masterworks.

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