Dolly, Gloria, Cyndi, Debbie, Belinda: 80 for Brady Song

Posted on January 25, 2023 at 12:23 pm

What kind of song do you get for a movie starring four of the biggest stars in Hollywood: Jane Fonda, Sally Field, Rita Moreno, and Lily Tomlin? You get a song from equally brilliant Dolly Parton, Belinda Carlisle, Gloria Estefan, and Debbie Harry, written by perennial Oscar nominee Diane Warren.

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Dolly Parton Reads The Little Engine That Could

Posted on April 2, 2020 at 8:32 pm

I love the way celebrities are helping homebound parents by reading stories out loud. Here’s Dolly Parton reading the classic The Little Engine That Could.

She’ll be back with more every week. Don’t forget to check out Jennifer Garner’s #savewithstories on Instagram, too!

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Win Dolly Parton’s New Album!

Posted on December 7, 2018 at 8:10 am

Dolly Parton wrote six new songs for the new Netflix film, “Dumplin'” and I have the CD to give away!

Guest stars include Mavis Staples, Macy Gray, Elle King, and Sia, and the CD features the Golden GLobe-nominated “Girl in the Movies” and a new string version of Dolly’s classic, “Jolene.”

To enter, send me an email at with Dolly in the subject line and tell me your favorite winter holiday song. Don’t forget your address! (U.S. addresses only). I’ll pick a winner at random on December 17, 2018. Good luck!

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Happy Birthday Dolly Parton!

Posted on January 19, 2016 at 9:22 am

Singer/songwriter/actress/businesswoman Dolly Parton turns 70 today!

This song was inspired by her childhood, born the fourth child of 12, to mother, Avie Lee and father, Robert Lee, in the Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee.

Here she sings one of her biggest hits with her goddaughter, Miley Cyrus.

She contributed a classic song and a deft, warm-hearted comic performance to “9 to 5.”

And she wrote this song, which became one of the biggest hits of all time when Whitney Houston sang it in “The Bodyguard.” Watch this with a handkerchief nearby.

When asked if her feeling are hurt when people treat her like a dumb blonde, Dolly says, “No, because I know I’m not dumb and I know I’m not blonde!”

Here she is with her original partner, Porter Waggoner — and some old-style sexist “humor.”

And if you have not seen the neglected gem “Joyful Noise,” please wish Dolly a happy birthday by taking a look.
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