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The Best Little Dolly Parton Reader on the Internet

Our favorite articles (and one podcast) about the one-and-only Dolly Parton.

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Whether you can’t get enough of Dolly Parton’s uplifting presence (hello, Dollyssance!) or are still wondering what exactly makes her a singular icon, you’ll find something to love in this collection paying homage to her life and legend, including interviews, essays, and a deep tracks Dolly playlist.

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Chris Dennis

“It is now mostly unclear why I thought it was a good idea to bring Dolly Parton’s Greatest Hits to school with me.”

The Radical Queerness of Dolly Parton

Cory Albertson
Bitter Southerner

Remembering the magical moment he interviewed Dolly Parton as a young journalist, Georgia-born Cory Albertson offers thanks for the ways her music, stage presence, and insistence on being different spurred him to “hitch a ride with the wind” and embrace the wonders of his queerness.