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You Can't Make Old Friends: An Interview with Dolly Parton
19 May 2014 // 8:14 PM
On the occasion of the release of Blue Smoke, Dolly Parton talks to PopMatters about her songwriting process, her legacy, and the stories behind her strongest collection of songs in years.
The Best Country Music of 2011
6 Dec 2011 // 3:00 PM
At first it seemed like an especially quiet year in country music, and in some ways it might have been. At the same time, country is country: it rolls on.
You Can Call Her 'Dr.' Dolly Parton
5 Jul 2009 // 4:00 PM
With her honorary doctorate in hand, here's hoping she'll next broker peace in the Middle East, repair the economy, and explain the twisted plotlines of 'Lost' -- Lord knows, the woman is capable.
Tracey Thorn: Tinsel and Lights
12 Nov 2012 // 4:04 PM
A good holiday album for smart, gentle souls who like fires, sweaters, and evocative songwriting, and who avoid the mall on Black Friday.
Dolly Parton: Better Day
20 Jul 2011 // 4:00 PM
The songs are purposefully generic, designed to resonate with the most people at once. Think of this as Dolly’s Life Lessons.
Hello, Dolly: The 10 Best Dolly Parton Songs (Plus One More)
18 Jun 2014 // 3:42 AM
Dolly Parton was perhaps the first country mega-star, and the first to successfully cross-over into the world of pop music. Today, we celebrate her 10 finest achievements as a performer, plus another one that we simply couldn’t forget to mention.
Country music’s twang heard around the world
25 Jul 2014 // 6:25 AM
Country musician Brad Paisley’s first tour of the United Kingdom in 2000 didn’t leave him much to write home to West Virginia about. Paisley
For Dolly Parton, it's just instinct
18 Jul 2011 // 2:30 AM
Don't get Dolly Parton started about end-of-the-world prognosticators. The Country Music Hall of Fame member was raised and remains devoutly religious, as she demonstrated so