How can you dislike Dolly Parton? I love her. She’s legendary, clever, insanely talented, wildly charitable, and notoriously un-problematic. A national treasure. As the kids say, we Stan.
This month? She’s nominated to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Next month? Dolly’s adding fiction author to her robust resume — debuting her first novel Run, Rose, Run (co-written with James Patterson), a thriller about a young singer-songwriter on the run. Ever the disruptor, she’ll be dropping a corresponding album, to boot (pun intended). This is one audio book I’ll be lining up for, presuming she’s the one reading it.
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You know I had to send you a playlist to mark the occasion — some of my finest work if I do say so myself. Meet “Southern Feminist Manifesto”, 92 tracks of ’90s and early aught vintage-country feminine power. This is music about hard work and heartbreak, from the likes of Dolly, Jodie, Reba, and Shania. Best enjoyed with girlfriends and cocktails or alone in your car, volume cranked to high heaven.
By the way, if anyone out there is more technologically-inclined, I’ve been trying to auto-sync my playlists from Spotify with Apple Music using an app called FreeYourMusic, and it’s been spotty at best. Does anyone have a better recommendation? I would like to offer our playlist library to the Spotify-averse, as well!