Monday, May 19 2014
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.
Tuesday, December 6 2011
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.
Thursday, December 17 2009
PopMatters presents our 20 best re-issues of 2009, highlighted by the long overdue remastering of the Beatles oeuvre, a number of '80s and '90s classics, and one of the most storied catalogues in electronic music.
Wednesday, May 16 2007
The songs in the new Dolly Parton re-issue series illustrate her story of attaining stardom, of growing up in a one-room cabin in the mountains of Tennessee as one of 12 children and then leaving that all behind for a career in Nashville.
Sunday, July 5 2009
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.
Monday, November 12 2012
A good holiday album for smart, gentle souls who like fires, sweaters, and evocative songwriting, and who avoid the mall on Black Friday.
Wednesday, July 20 2011
The songs are purposefully generic, designed to resonate with the most people at once. Think of this as Dolly’s Life Lessons.
Monday, August 30 2010
A welcome reissue of Parton’s Golden Streets of Glory album from 1971.
Thursday, November 12 2009
The most comprehensive portrait of her significant body of work yet, Dolly is the perfect opportunity to consider the rich bounty of stories and ideas that live in her songs.
Thursday, June 11 2009
Syrupy Nashville country pop perfect for someone with a perverse nostalgia for the '80s.
Wednesday, June 18 2014
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.
Friday, July 25 2014
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
Monday, July 18 2011
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
Monday, October 20 2008
Dolly Parton is down home, or so I am told. Oh, she absolutely looks that way on TV and in concerts. She's an adorable treasure