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Duets with Modernity: Dolly Parton and Country

Eric Weisbard

in Top 40 Democracy: The Rival Mainstreams of American Music

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9780226896168
eISBN:
9780226194370
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226194370.003.0003
Subject:
Music, Popular

Diane Pecknold’s history of country music as a business, especially its trade organization the Country Music Association, showed that Nashville’s creation of a selling sound all its own had to be ... More


Crossing Over with Dolly Parton

Mitchell Morris

in The Persistence of Sentiment: Display and Feeling in Popular Music of the 1970s

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2014
ISBN:
9780520242852
eISBN:
9780520955059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520242852.003.0008
Subject:
Music, Popular

Dolly Parton released the album Here You Come Again in 1977. As her first serious attempt to cross over from the country music charts to mainstream audiences, the album required Parton to take care ... More


Conclusion: Country Vocalities and Gendered Theatrics

Stephanie Vander Wel

in Hillbilly Maidens, Okies, and Cowgirls: Women's Country Music, 1930-1960

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780252043086
eISBN:
9780252051944
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043086.003.0009
Subject:
Music, History, American

The conclusion considers the ways in which female country artists of the 1960s and 1970s and more contemporary artists have drawn on the performative and singing practices of women in early country ... More


Making Books Affordable

Lea Shaver

in Ending Book Hunger: Access to Print Across Barriers of Class and Culture

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780300226003
eISBN:
9780300249316
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300226003.003.0002
Subject:
Business and Management, Business Ethics and Corporate Social Responsibility

This chapter talks about country music star Dolly Parton, who is also a poet at heart. She is an avid reader, with an extensive book collection. As a child growing up in Appalachia, however, Dolly ... More


White Line Fever

John Milward

in Americanaland: Where Country & Western Met Rock 'n' Roll

Published in print:
2021
Published Online:
January 2022
ISBN:
9780252043918
eISBN:
9780252052811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252043918.003.0007
Subject:
Music, Popular

This chapter begins by describing Merle Haggard, who hustled gigs at local clubs after being released from San Quentin State Prison on November 3, 1960. He wrote about hard work (“Working Man Blues”) ... More


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