DOLLY PARTON – SONGTELLER

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 Illustrated throughout with previously unpublished images from Dolly Parton’s personal and business archives.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

©2019 Official Charts Company. All rights reserved.

 

TO ME:

 

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…

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…

Love is…when you hug each other for no reason.

TURN…TURN…TURN!

A time to hear the music…A time to read the biography.

 

©2021 Phil M Robinson