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Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton shares the stories and influences behind some of her most-loved songs, plus her collaborations with Fred Foster, Porter Wagoner, Kenny Rogers and Linda Ronstadt.

An extended interview with The First Lady of Country Music, Dolly Parton, exploring her song-writing and the stories behind some of her most-loved songs.

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.

55 minutes

Last on

Mon 22 Apr 2019 16:00

Music Played

  • Dolly Parton

    9 to 5

    • 16 Biggest Hits.
    • Legacy.
    • 002.
  • 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

    Robert

    • The Tour Collection.
    • Sony BMG Music Entertainment.
    • 310.
  • 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 & Porter Wagoner

    I Don't Believe You've Met My Baby

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

    Just Because I'm a Woman

    • Dolly.
    • Sony Music.
    • 118.
  • Sam Bacco, Romantic Roy Buskey, Mark Casstevens, Michael Davis, Glen Duncan, Paul Franklin, Steve Gibson, Alisa Jones, Jimmy Mattingly, Joey Miskulin, Gary W. Smith, Steve Turner, Paul Uhrig, Bruce Watkins, Kent Wells & 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.
  • Peter Asher, Ed Black, Michael Botts, Jim Connor, Dan Dugmore, Kenny Edwards, Lowell George, Andrew Gold, David Grisman, Glen D. Hardin, Dennis Karmazyn, David Kemper, Danny Kortchmar, Russ Kunkel, David Lindley, Clarence McDonald, Nigel Olsson, J.D. Souther, James Taylor & Linda Ronstadt

    I Will Always Love You

    • Prisoner in Disguise.
    • Asylum Records.
    • 010.
  • Whitney Houston

    I Will Always Love You

    • The Bodyguard (Original S/Track).
    • Arista.
  • 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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