She Come By It Natural

She Come By It Natural
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Author: Sarah Smarsh
Pages: 208
ISBN: 9781982157302
Release: 2020-10-13
Editor: Simon and Schuster

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The National Book Award finalist and New York Times bestselling author of Heartland focuses her laser-sharp insights on a working-class icon and one of the most unifying figures in American culture: Dolly Parton. Growing up amid Kansas wheat fields and airplane factories, Sarah Smarsh witnessed firsthand the particular vulnerabilities—and strengths—of women in working poverty. Meanwhile, country songs by female artists played in the background, telling powerful stories about life, men, hard times, and surviving. In her family, she writes, “country music was foremost a language among women. It’s how we talked to each other in a place where feelings aren’t discussed.” And no one provided that language better than Dolly Parton. Smarsh challenged a typically male vision of the rural working class with her first book, Heartland, starring the bold, hard-luck women who raised her. Now, in She Come By It Natural, originally published in a four-part series for The Journal of Roots Music, No Depression, Smarsh explores the overlooked contributions to social progress by such women—including those averse to the term “feminism”—as exemplified by Dolly Parton’s life and art. Far beyond the recently resurrected “Jolene” or quintessential “9 to 5,” Parton’s songs for decades have validated women who go unheard: the poor woman, the pregnant teenager, the struggling mother disparaged as “trailer trash.” Parton’s broader career—from singing on the front porch of her family’s cabin in the Great Smoky Mountains to achieving stardom in Nashville and Hollywood, from “girl singer” managed by powerful men to leader of a self-made business and philanthropy empire—offers a springboard to examining the intersections of gender, class, and culture. Infused with Smarsh’s trademark insight, intelligence, and humanity, She Come By It Natural is a sympathetic tribute to the icon Dolly Parton and—call it whatever you like—the organic feminism she embodies.

Dolly on Dolly

Dolly on Dolly
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Author: Randy L. Schmidt
Pages: 480
ISBN: 9781613735190
Release: 2017-05-01
Editor: Chicago Review Press

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"Nobody knows Dolly like Dolly," declares Dolly Parton. Dolly's is a rags-to-riches tale like no other. A dirt-poor Smoky Mountain childhood paved the way for the buxom blonde butterfly's metamorphosis from singer-songwriter to international music superstar. The undisputed "Queen of Country Music," Dolly has sold more than 100 million records worldwide and has conquered just about every facet of the entertainment industry: music, film, television, publishing, theatre, and even theme parks. It's been more than 50 years since Dolly Parton arrived in Nashville with just her guitar and a dream. Her story has been told many times and in many ways, but never like this. Dolly on Dolly is a collection of interviews spanning five decades of her career and featuring material gathered from celebrated publications including Rolling Stone, Cosmopolitan, Playboy, and Andy Warhol's Interview magazine. Also included are interviews which have not been previously available in print. Dolly's feisty and irresistible brand of humor, combined with her playful, pull-up-a-chair-and-stay-awhile delivery, makes for a fascinating and inviting experience in downhome philosophy and storytelling. Much like her patchwork "Coat of Many Colors," this book harkens back to the legendary entertainer's roots and traces her evolution, stitching it all together one piece at a time.

Dolly Parton Songteller

Dolly Parton  Songteller
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Author: Dolly Parton,Robert K. Oermann
Pages: 368
ISBN: 9781797208381
Release: 2020-11-17
Editor: Chronicle Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

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 175 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 Colors by Dolly Parton, The Beatles Anthology by The Beatles, and Born to Run by Bruce Springsteen.

Coat of Many Colors

Coat of Many Colors
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Author: Dolly Parton
Pages: 32
ISBN: 9780451533425
Release: 2016-10-18
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Dolly Parton lends the lyrics of her classic song "Coat of Many Colors" to this heartfelt picture book for young readers. Country music legend Dolly Parton's rural upbringing in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee provides the backdrop for this special picture book. Using lyrics from her classic song "Coat of Many Colors," the book tells the story of a young girl in need of a warm winter coat. When her mother sews her a coat made of rags, the girl is mocked by classmates for being poor. But Parton's trademark positivity carries through to the end as the girl realizes that her coat was made with love "in every stitch." Beautiful illustrations pair with Parton's poetic lyrics in this heartfelt picture book sure to speak to all young readers.

Dream More

Dream More
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Author: Dolly Parton
Pages: 128
ISBN: 9781101600191
Release: 2012-11-27
Editor: Penguin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The legendary Dolly Parton shares her heartfelt hopes and dreams for everyone. Expanding on the popular commencement speech Dolly Parton gave at the University of Tennessee, Dream More is a deeper and richer exploration of the personal philosophy she has forged over the course of her astonishing career as a singer, songwriter, performer, and philanthropist. Dolly elaborates on the four great hopes she wants us all to embrace: Dream more, Learn more, Care more, and Be more. She offers examples from her own life, from her childhood in the hills of eastern Tennessee to her life as the iconic performer she is today. From one of the legends of our time, Dream More is an honest, funny, and uplifting anthem for all who want to take charge of their lives and forge a future on their own terms.

Dolly

Dolly
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Author: Dolly Parton
Pages: 332
ISBN: 0061092363
Release: 1995
Editor: Harpercollins

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The successful country singer reveals her life since leaving home at the age of eighteen to pursue a singing career, while discussing her personal philosophies, her marriage, her friendships, and her achievements

Unlikely Angel

Unlikely Angel
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Author: Lydia R. Hamessley
Pages: 296
ISBN: 9780252052408
Release: 2020-10-12
Editor: University of Illinois Press

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Dolly Parton's success as a performer and pop culture phenomenon has overshadowed her achievements as a songwriter. But she sees herself as a songwriter first, and with good reason. Parton's compositions like "I Will Always Love You" and "Jolene" have become American standards with an impact far beyond country music. Lydia R. Hamessley's expert analysis and Parton’s characteristically straightforward input inform this comprehensive look at the process, influences, and themes that have shaped the superstar's songwriting artistry. Hamessley reveals how Parton’s loving, hardscrabble childhood in the Smoky Mountains provided the musical language, rhythms, and memories of old-time music that resonate in so many of her songs. Hamessley further provides an understanding of how Parton combines her cultural and musical heritage with an artisan’s sense of craft and design to compose eloquent, painfully honest, and gripping songs about women's lives, poverty, heartbreak, inspiration, and love. Filled with insights on hit songs and less familiar gems, Unlikely Angel covers the full arc of Dolly Parton's career and offers an unprecedented look at the creative force behind the image.

I Am a Rainbow

I Am a Rainbow
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Author: Dolly Parton
Pages: 32
ISBN: 0141330104
Release: 2010
Editor: Puffin

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Dolly Parton, award-winning singer, songwriter, actress and producer, brings her skills to picture books for the first time. Have you ever been tickled pink, green with envy or maybe just plain blue? I am a Rainbow is a colourful upbeat picture book that encourages children of all ages to think about their feelings.

Summary of Dolly Parton and Robert Oermann s Dolly Parton Songteller My Life in Lyrics

Summary of Dolly Parton and Robert Oermann   s Dolly Parton  Songteller  My Life in Lyrics
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Author: Swift Reads
Pages: 329
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Release: 2021-02-13
Editor: Swift Books LLC

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Buy now to get the insights from Dolly Parton and Robert Oermann’s Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics. Sample Insights: 1) Dolly was born in the Great Smoky Mountains on January 19, 1946, to a poor family on a farm. She started writing lyrics as a toddler and first appeared on TV at age 10. She began recording at age 13. 2) Dolly’s mother was very musical and encouraged her to pursue music early on. Dolly’s first song, which she wrote as a child, is “Little Tiny Tasseltop.” It’s based on handmade corn cob dolls. Her mother wrote down many of her childhood songs and saved them.

Finding Her Voice

Finding Her Voice
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Author: Mary A. Bufwack,Robert K. Oermann
Pages: 607
ISBN: UOM:39015062844975
Release: 2003
Editor: Country Music Foundation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

The spirit of the mountains: women in American folk music - Southern sentiments: country females in 19th century show business - Single girl, married girl: the Carter family and the birth of country music recording - The national barn dance: country women, radio and the Great Depression - Hungry disgusted blues: women in protest - Hollywood hayride: country music in World War II - Honky-tonk girl: Kitty Wells and her postwar sisters - All-day sing: women and Southern gospel music - Rockabilly women: let's have a party - The Nashville sound: Patsy Cline and the grand ole opry - The folk revival: come all ye fair and tender maidens - You're lookin' at country: Loretta Lynn and working-class pride - The heroines of heartbreak: Tammy Wynette and traditional values - Just because I'm a woman: Dolly Parton and her savvy sisters - Hollywood Tennessee: Barbara Mandrell and the show queens of country music - Back to country: Emmylou Harris and the country-rock fusion - Little Darlin's not my name: women in bluegrass - Eighties ladies and beyond: images for modern times - Meeting the millennium: female country triumphs.

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton
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Author: Maria Isabel Sanchez Vegara,Daria Solak
Pages: 24
ISBN: 9780711246256
Release: 2020-06-02
Editor: Frances Lincoln Children's Books

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

This board book version of Dolly Parton—from the critically acclaimed Little People, BIG DREAMS series—introduces the youngest dreamers to the incredible life of this singer-songwriter and businesswoman. Little Dolly grew up in Tennessee in a family "as poor as dirt." She started performing at an early age, singing on local radio and television. After graduating high school, she moved to Nashville to pursue her singing dreams. Her managers wanted her to sing pop, but she followed her heart to sing and write country songs. Her heart was right—Dolly became a musical superstar, but she never forgot where she came from. She now uses her wealth to give back to people, children, and animals in need. Babies and toddlers will love to snuggle as you read to them the engaging story of this fascinating musician and will also enjoy exploring the stylish and quirky illustrations of this sturdy board book on their own. Little People, BIG DREAMS is a best-selling series of books and educational games that explore the lives of outstanding people, from designers and artists to scientists and activists. All of them achieved incredible things, yet each began life as a child with a dream. This empowering series offers inspiring messages to children of all ages, in a range of formats. The board books are told in simple sentences, perfect for reading aloud to babies and toddlers. The hardcover versions present expanded stories for beginning readers. Boxed gift sets allow you to collect a selection of the books by theme. Paper dolls, learning cards, matching games, and other fun learning tools provide even more ways to make the lives of these role models accessible to children. Inspire the next generation of outstanding people who will change the world with Little People, BIG DREAMS!

Fair and Tender Ladies

Fair and Tender Ladies
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Author: Lee Smith
Pages: 384
ISBN: 9781101516485
Release: 2011-07-05
Editor: Penguin

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"A tour de force." LOS ANGELES TIMES Ivy Rowe may not have much education, but her thoughts are classic, and her experiences are fascinating. Born near the turn of the century in the Virginia Mountains, Ivy's story is told completely through letters she is forever writing, and that you will forever want to read.... "Few readers will be dry-eyed as they watch this extraordinary woman disappear around that last bend in the road." CHICAGO TRIBUNE

Dolly Parton in Her Own Words

Dolly Parton in Her Own Words
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Author: Dolly Parton
Pages: 329
ISBN: 1572848464
Release: 2020-12
Editor: Unknown

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The Faith of Dolly Parton

The Faith of Dolly Parton
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Author: Dudley Delffs
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9780310352938
Release: 2018-06-05
Editor: Zondervan

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Dolly Parton has entertained, educated, and inspired millions of fans for over five decades. Whether she’s writing songs, performing live, recording new albums, acting in or producing new movies and TV programs, expanding her wildly successful Dollywood amusement park, helping children around the world learn to read with her Imagination Library nonprofit, or donating millions of dollars to schools, charities, and people in need, the Queen of Country Music has never been shy about crediting her Christian faith for her success. “A belief in God is essential,” Dolly shares. “You have to believe in something bigger than yourself. We grew up believing that through God all things are possible.” Growing up in the little mountain church where her grandfather preached, Dolly started singing hymns and playing guitar at services when she was only six. Consequently, she has never been shy about discussing her faith and relationship with God. “People say, ‘Well, I am surprised that you talk about your faith,’ and I say, ‘Why not? That’s who I am. That’s what keeps me going,’” she explains. Tennessee native, Dolly fanboy, and award-winning writer Dudley Delffs now spotlights ten faith lessons as evidenced in Dolly’s life, music, interviews, and attitude. The Faith of Dolly Parton focuses on the ways Dolly’s life can inspire us all to be more authentic, to trust God during hard times, to stay grounded during the good times, and to always keep our sense of humor. Sometimes poignant, sometimes funny, frequently surprising, and always true to Dolly’s down-home spirit of joyful generosity, this book will delight her millions of fans as well as anyone seeking a fresh faith-filled role model.

Dolly Parton Greatest Hits Songbook

Dolly Parton   Greatest Hits  Songbook
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Author: Dolly Parton
Pages: 146
ISBN: 9781458455437
Release: 2008-12-01
Editor: Hal Leonard Corporation

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

(Piano/Vocal/Guitar Artist Songbook). 30 songs from this iconic country singer-songwriter, including: Coat of Many Colors * Do I Ever Cross Your Mind * Heartbreaker * Here You Come Again * I Will Always Love You * Islands in the Stream * Jolene * Joshua * Love Is like a Butterfly * Nine to Five * Please Don't Stop Loving Me * Tennessee Homesick Blues * Tomorrow Is Forever * Two Doors Down * Why'd You Come in Here Lookin' like That * Yellow Roses * and more.

Little Book of Dolly Parton Wisdom Wit from the Queen of Country

Little Book of Dolly Parton  Wisdom   Wit from the Queen of Country
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Author: Hippo! Orange
Pages: 192
ISBN: 1911610384
Release: 2020-09
Editor: Little Book Of

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

A collection of Dolly-isms, covering all aspects of the musician's legendary life, from rags-to-rhinestones: artistry and music, song writing, philanthropy, business and Dollywood, her personal life, passions and heartbreak - all in her own words.

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton
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Author: Judith Mahoney Pasternak
Pages: 120
ISBN: 1567995578
Release: 1998
Editor: Metro Books

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....Dolly Rebecca Parton was born into a sharecropper's family in Sevier County in the Great Smoky Mountains of eastern Tennessee....Deeply committed to traditional values, she has been married for thirty years to Carl Thomas Dean, a union that has endured by being utterly unconventional....A canny businesswomanwho doesn't shy away from taking professional chances, Dolly has never stopped pushing personal and artistic boundaries. But first, last, and always, there is the music....

Smart Blonde The Life of Dolly Parton

Smart Blonde  The Life of Dolly Parton
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Author: Stephen Miller
Pages: 464
ISBN: 9781783233915
Release: 2008-07-02
Editor: Omnibus Press

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Me and Sister Bobbie

Me and Sister Bobbie
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Author: Willie Nelson,Bobbie Nelson,David Ritz
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781984854131
Release: 2020
Editor: Random House

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

"Abandoned by their parents as toddlers, Willie and Bobbie Nelson found their love of music almost immediately through their grandparents, who raised them in a dusty small town in east Texas. Their close relationship ... is the longest-lasting bond in either of their lives. In alternating chapters, this ... dual memoir weaves together their lives as they experienced them both side-by-side and apart with powerful, emotional stories from growing up, playing music in public for the first time, and the trials they each faced in adulthood as Willie pursued a songwriting career and Bobbie faced a series of challenging relationships and a musical career that only took off when attitudes about women began to change in Texas"--

Me Patsy Kickin Up Dust

Me   Patsy Kickin  Up Dust
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Author: Loretta Lynn
Pages: 240
ISBN: 9781538701676
Release: 2020-04-07
Editor: Hachette UK

DESCRIPTION OF THE BOOK:

Discover the "important and inspiring" and never-before-told complete story of the remarkable relationship between country music icons Patsy Cline and Loretta Lynn (Miranda Lambert). Loretta Lynn and the late Patsy Cline are legends—country icons and sisters of the heart. For the first time ever Loretta tells their story: a celebration of their music and their relationship up until Patsy's tragic and untimely death. Full of laughter and tears, this eye-opening, heartwarming memoir paints a picture of two stubborn, spirited country gals who'd be damned if they'd let men or convention tell them how to be. Set in the heady streets of the 1960s South, this nostalgia ride shows how Nashville blossomed into the city of music it is today. Tender and fierce, Me & Patsy Kickin' Up Dust is an up-close-and-personal portrait of a friendship that defined a generation and changed country music indelibly—and a meditation on love, loss and legacy.