DOLLY PARTON – SONGTELLER
jeanniejeanniejeannie.co.uk BLOG Thursday 28th January 2021
THOUGHT FOR THE DAY
Dolly Parton has secret song locked in Dollywood time capsule.
Country queen Dolly Parton has recorded a secret song and locked it in a time capsule for music fans to hear in 2045.
The 9 to 5 hitmaker has sealed the track in a special box, created out of chestnut wood by her Uncle Bill, at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort, the Tennessee retreat she launched in 2015, and officials are under specific instructions not to open it until the 30th anniversary of the venue’s opening.
In her book, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics, published last year, Parton revealed marketing executives came up with the unique idea to withhold the song, and she was intrigued.
She explained: “It would be a song that will never be heard until 30 years from the time we opened the resort. They said, ‘You’ll be long dead.’ I said, ‘Well, maybe not. I’ll be 99. I’ve seen people live to be older than that.'”
The superstar, who turns 75 on 19 January included a CD player in the vault to allow future generations to listen to the recording, but she admitted it’s been tough having to leave a new song unheard and untouched in the box for so long.
“That’s like burying one of my kids, putting it on ice or something, and I won’t be around to see it brought back to life,” she wrote, adding: “It’s just burning me up inside that I have to leave it in there.”
She then joked: “Hopefully, it will play and the whole thing (CD and player) ain’t rotted (sic),” and remarked, “Anyway, it’s kind of weird or strange that they would ask me to write this mystery song. I don’t know if I want to live to be 100 or not. But you never know. I might, and if I do, I’m going to be at that opening.”
Dolly Parton’s Book.
Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics by Dolly Parton (Author), Robert K. Oermann (Author)
Publisher : Hodder & Stoughton
Hardcover : 380 pages
Best Sellers Rank:
1 in Country & Western Music.
2 in Blues Musician Biographies.
8 in Individual Directors.
Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics is a landmark celebration of the remarkable life and career of a country music and pop culture legend.
As told by Dolly Parton in her own inimitable words, explore the songs that have defined her journey. Illustrated throughout with previously unpublished images from Dolly Parton’s personal and business archives.
Mining over 60 years of songwriting, Dolly Parton highlights 150 of her songs and brings readers behind the lyrics.
– Packed with never-before-seen photographs and classic memorabilia
– Explores personal stories, candid insights, and myriad memories behind the songs
Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics reveals the stories and memories that have made Dolly a beloved icon across generations, genders, and social and international boundaries.
Containing rare photos and memorabilia from Parton’s archives, this book is a show-stopping must-have for every Dolly Parton fan.
– Learn the history behind classic Parton songs like “Jolene,” “9 to 5,” “I Will Always Love You,” and more.
– The perfect gift for Dolly Parton fans (everyone loves Dolly!) as well as lovers of music history and country.
Add it to the shelf with books like Coat of Many Colours by Dolly Parton, The Beatles Anthology by The Beatles, and Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen.
TOP TEN OF THE DAY
Dolly Parton’s Top 20 most streamed songs in the UK
POS TITLE CREDITED ARTIST YEAR
1 9 TO 5 DOLLY PARTON 1981
2 JOLENE DOLLY PARTON 1976
3 ISLANDS IN THE STREAM – DOLLY PARTON & KENNY ROGERS 1983
4 I WILL ALWAYS LOVE YOU DOLLY PARTON 1974
5 HERE YOU COME AGAIN DOLLY PARTON 1984
6 COAT OF MANY COLOURS DOLLY PARTON 1971
7 JOLENE PENTATONIX FT DOLLY PARTON 2016
8 RAINBOWLAND MILEY CYRUS FT DOLLY PARTON 2017
9 LOVE IS LIKE A BUTTERFLY DOLLY PARTON 1974
10 BABY IM BURNING DOLLY PARTON 1978
11 THE BARGAIN STORE DOLLY PARTON 1975
12 BLUE SMOKE DOLLY PARTON 2014
13 MY TENNESSEE MOUNTAIN HOME DOLLY PARTON 1973
14 WHY’D YOU COME IN HERE LOOKIN’ LIKE THAT-DOLLY PARTON 1989
15 TWO DOORS DOWN DOLLY PARTON 1978
16 APPLEJACK DOLLY PARTON 1977
17 SILVER THREADS AND GOLDEN NEEDLES DOLLY PARTON 1993
18 TRY DOLLY PARTON 2014
19 IN THE GHETTO DOLLY PARTON 1969
20 DUMB BLONDE DOLLY PARTON 1967
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I would add:
TO KNOW HIM IS TO LOVE HIM DOLLY PARTON, EMMYLOU HARRIS, LINDA RONDSTADT 1987
LITTLE SPARROW DOLLY PARTON 2001
DON’T FORGET TO LAUGH EVERYDAY
INSPIRATIONAL QUOTE FOR THE DAY
“Economics is like the Dutch language – I’m told it makes sense, but I have my doubts.”
— John Oliver
Happiness is… losing yourself in TO KNOW HIM IS TO LOVE HIM by DOLLY PARTON, EMMYLOU HARRIS, LINDA RONDSTADT
GRANDAD’S ONE LINER JOKE OF THE DAY
I got a new pair of gloves today, but they’re both ‘lefts’ which, on the one hand, is great, but on the other, it’s just not right.
Love is…when you hug each other for no reason.
A time to hear the music…A time to read the biography.
©2021 Phil M Robinson