Dolly Parton's America

WNYC Studios & OSM Audio

music, "society & culture"
In this intensely divided moment, one of the few things everyone still seems to agree on is Dolly Parton—but why? That simple question leads to a deeply personal, historical, and musical rethinking of one of America’s great icons. Join us for a 9-episode journey into the Dollyverse. HostedRead more
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I Will Always Leave You

Oct 22, 2019

"Dolly Parton is the modern Mozart"

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Porter Wagoner led the most successful country music television show of its time, and in 1967 he needed a new “girl singer.” He turned to a 21 year old songwriter named Dolly Parton, who’d just recorded her first hit “Dumb Blonde.” So began a nearly decade-long partnership that, behind the scenes,Read more

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