1. AS AMERICAN AS DOLLY WITH A TANK should be a new phrase. —Lars

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  2. Dolly Parton (officialdollyparton) being the realest of reals on Morning Edition

  3. Happy Friday, everybody!

    Happy Friday, everybody!

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  4. officialdollyparton plays as artfully with the notion of authenticity as just about anyone in popular music on her 42nd (!) album.
Stream Blue Smoke from NPR Music’s First Listen. 

    officialdollyparton plays as artfully with the notion of authenticity as just about anyone in popular music on her 42nd (!) album.

    Stream Blue Smoke from NPR Music’s First Listen

  5. officialdollyparton:

    The way I see it, if you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain!

  6. 
I have a guilt complex about being the one that’s so successful when so many of them are so much more talented than me. And so many friends that I know in Nashville that have twice the talent that I’ve had, that I’ve seen them come and go through the years and never see their dream come true.

— Dolly Parton on why some dreams don’t come to fruition in an interview on NPR’s Talk of the Nation.
Photo: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

    I have a guilt complex about being the one that’s so successful when so many of them are so much more talented than me. And so many friends that I know in Nashville that have twice the talent that I’ve had, that I’ve seen them come and go through the years and never see their dream come true.

    — Dolly Parton on why some dreams don’t come to fruition in an interview on NPR’s Talk of the Nation.

    Photo: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

  7. 
One night, I was on stage, and there was this beautiful little girl — she was probably 8 years old at the time. And she had this beautiful red hair, this beautiful skin, these beautiful green eyes, and she was looking up at me, holding, you know, for an autograph. I said, ‘Well, you’re the prettiest little thing I ever saw. So what is your name?’ And she said, ‘Jolene.’ And I said, ‘Jolene. Jolene. Jolene. Jolene.’ I said, ‘That is pretty. That sounds like a song. I’m going to write a song about that.’

    One night, I was on stage, and there was this beautiful little girl — she was probably 8 years old at the time. And she had this beautiful red hair, this beautiful skin, these beautiful green eyes, and she was looking up at me, holding, you know, for an autograph. I said, ‘Well, you’re the prettiest little thing I ever saw. So what is your name?’ And she said, ‘Jolene.’ And I said, ‘Jolene. Jolene. Jolene. Jolene.’ I said, ‘That is pretty. That sounds like a song. I’m going to write a song about that.’

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