Dolly Parton’s award mantle was greatly expanded when she started recording roots albums in the late nineties and through much of this decade, including three Grammys since the release of The Grass is Blue. Reconnecting with the mountain roots of her childhood and early musical output was a perfect fit.
There are several artists I can think of who would benefit from a similar approach. The one I’d be most interested to hear is Shania Twain. I’ve been craving an acoustic album from her ever since this CMT Awards show performance with Alison Krauss & Union Station:
Who would you like to see record a roots album?