Movies & Television

‘Straight Talk’

Published April 3, 1992 / Last Updated August 23, 2015
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Dolly stars as ‘Dr. Shirlee’ in the hit film, ‘Straight Talk’

Dolly starred in the 1992 Hollywood Pictures movie “Straight Talk” as Shirlee Kenyon a small town girl who ditches her boyfriend, moves to Chicago, and through wacky hijinks ends up successfully hosting a successful talk radio program. The movie co-starred James Woods and included a cast of other notables such as Spalding Gray, Teri Hatcher, John Sayles and Jerry Orbach.

Dolly contributed 10 original songs to the soundtrack. She wanted to infuse as much of her own personality into the advice given by her character that she went back to her basics,

“We Dollyized it as much as we possibly could… I drug up every old country saying I’d ever heard. I was callin’ up relatives sayin’, `Gimme some of them good old sayins….'”

The movie opened at number four and earned over $20 million.

 

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‘Straight Talk’ soundtrack

Published March 20, 1992 / Last Updated August 23, 2015
Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
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The ‘Straight Talk’ soundtrack includes 10 original songs including ‘Light of a Clear Blue Morning’

In Dolly’s role as Shirlee Kenyon she finds herself hosting a successful radio talk show in Chicago. “Dr. Shirlee” delivers advice to callers using what Dolly calls “Dollyized” sayings.

The title song, “Straight Talk” captures Dr. Shrilee’s approach to answering caller’s questions. She says,

“Just tell me how you really feel, Be on the up and up, With questions I can understand, For answers you can trust.”

“Light of a Clear Blue Morning” first appeared on Dolly’s 1977 album “New Harvest… First Gathering.

Track listing:

  1. “Blue Grace” 
  2. “Light of a Clear Blue Morning” 
  3. “Dirty Job” 
  4. “Blue Me” 
  5. “Straight Talk” 
  6. “Fish Out of Water” 
  7. “Burning” 
  8. “Livin’ a Lie” 
  9. “Thought I Couldn’t Dance” 
  10. “Burning to Burned” 
  11. “Light of a Clear Blue Morning (Reprise)”

The “Straight Talk” soundtrack was released in March of 1992 and reached number 22 on Billboard’s Top Country Albums chart.

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