THREE CHORDS AND THE TRUTH: ESSENTIAL COUNTRY MUSIC SONGS: “JOLENE”- DOLLY PARTON

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Three Chords and The Truth: Essential Country Music Songs: “Jolene” -Dolly Parton. For all of Dolly Parton’s talents- one that doesn’t get recognized as it should is her gigantic -songwriting talents.  Over the years she has written a lot of great songs- I will no doubt eventually feature such songs as “Joshua”, “I Will Always Love You”, “Coat Of Many Colors”- my favorite is “Jolene” her second #1 from 1973.  Dolly was nominated for two Grammy Awards for this song and Rolling Stone magazine ranked it at #217 in their 500 Greatest Songs Ever list.  According to Dolly the song was inspired by a bank clerk who was flirting with her husband when they were newly married.

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6 responses to “THREE CHORDS AND THE TRUTH: ESSENTIAL COUNTRY MUSIC SONGS: “JOLENE”- DOLLY PARTON

  1. You know…I’ve met people who didn’t like artists of all different sorts…but never have I met someone who didn’t like Dolly Parton and Johnny Cash. I’m sure out there somewhere they are there.

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