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‘Kenny, Dolly and Willie: Something Inside So Strong’

Published May 20, 1989 / Last Updated August 23, 2015
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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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‘Kenny, Dolly and Willie: Something Inside So Strong,’ 1989 television special featuring Dolly, Kenny Rogers and Willie Nelson

“Kenny, Dolly and Willie: Something Inside So Strong” was taped as part of a live concert for NASA employees and their families. During the show, the three friends took turns singing each other’s hits in a medley of songs which included “Two Doors Down” and “Real Love.”

The special’s finale featured Kenny, Dolly and Willie singing “Something Inside So Strong.” It became NBC’s highest rated variety show and won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Sound Mixing for a Variety or Music Series.

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‘Just the Way I Am’ – Poetic Selections

Published March 1, 1979 / Last Updated August 23, 2015
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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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‘Just the Way I Am’ – Poetic selections on ‘reasons to live, reasons to love and reasons to smile’ from the songs of Dolly Parton.

“Just the Way I Am” is a collection of poetry comprised of song lyrics from some of her most treasured works. It was published by Blue Mountain Arts in 1979. In the introduction Dolly writes,

“My songs are like children, I conceive a thought, I carry it in my mind for a time, and then labor to give it birth. Hope you like my kids.”

Several of the poems have recognizable titles taken from both song titles and song lyrics. Within the first section, “Reasons to Love” the reader can find “Love is like a butterfly,” “Jolene” and “Back through the years.” Additionally, “Two doors down” and “Together you and I” can be found in “Reasons to Smile.”

Her songwriting is, arguably, the heart of Dolly’s artistry and often her most beloved works were born out of real-life experiences. She has a brave honesty in her music that fans embrace. This book provides yet another avenue to experience the depth and emotion of her words.

Song lyrics from “Little Bird” found on the album “In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)” can be found within the lines of this untitled poem.

“Beauty is a rare perfume, precious,
yet doesn’t last long,
and youth is but a playful breeze
that blows our way once
and moves on.

Love is a hidden treasure
and some never find where it lies,
and memory is a little bird
that flies through life
and never dies.”

Part of “Together You and I” first recorded by Dolly and Porter Wagoner can be found in this short poem.

“My love for you
is deeper than the depth of any ocean,
and as faithful as the stars
that grace the night
as constant as the sun
in its journey
through the heavens…
we will always be together,
you and I.”

The book concludes with a special section, “About the Author” followed by acknowledgments.

 

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‘Here You Come Again’

Published October 5, 1977 / Last Updated September 19, 2016
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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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Dolly releases 19th solo album, ‘Here You Come Again’

“Here You Come Again,” released in 1977, marks Dolly’s first significant success in the pop music genre.

Track listing:

  1. “Here You Come Again”
  2. “Baby, Come Out Tonight”
  3. “It’s All Wrong, But It’s All Right”
  4. “Me and Little Andy”
  5. “Lovin’ You”
  6. “Cowgirl & the Dandy”
  7. “Two Doors Down”
  8. “God’s Coloring Book”
  9. “As Soon as I Touched Him”
  10. “Sweet Music Man”

The title song, written by Barry Mann and Cynthia Weil, is one of only a handful of Dolly’s hits she didn’t write. She received her first GRAMMY win with “Here You Come Again” for Best Female Country Vocal Performance. Additionally, the song peaked at No. 3 on the U.S. Pop Singles charts. The tenth track, “Sweet Music Man,” was written by Kenny Rogers.

Both the title song (her sixth No. 1 single) and the album (her second No.1 album) topped the U.S. Country Music singles and albums charts, respectively. “Two Doors Down” became Dolly’s seventh No. 1 single on the U.S. Country Music charts and a top 20 hit on the U.S. Pop Singles chart.

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