Retro Single Review: Porter Wagoner & Dolly Parton, “Daddy Was an Old Time Preacher Man”

1970 | Peak: #40

It’s a shame that radio didn’t embrace this one.

Parton’s sympathetic lyrical portrait of a southern preacher deftly weaves classic gospel songs into its lyrics.   There was an old-timey quality to her duets with Wagoner anyway, so the subject matter lends itself quite well to the old-fashioned production.

By now, we’re at the point where Parton’s gift as a writer has transcended any form of normalcy.

Written by Dolly Parton

Grade: B+



  1. I really like this song. My mom is a huge Dolly Parton fan and I can remember her playing this when I was younger. It also comes on our local radio station during the oldies on Saturday mornings.

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