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Six Pack: Dolly Parton, Songwriter

December 2, 2008 Kevin John Coyne 7

With more than a hundred chart hits to her name, including 25 #1 singles and 57 top tens, Dolly Parton is the most successful singles artist in country music history.     But even before she was

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Discussion: Back to the Roots

December 1, 2008 Kevin John Coyne 14

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

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Dolly Parton, Backwoods Barbie

December 1, 2008 Kevin John Coyne 4

Dolly Parton Backwoods Barbie Parton’s return to mainstream country wasn’t as long a wait as press materials suggested.   While she has championed this as her first regular country album in seventeen years, nearly all of

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Discussion: 21st Century Trio

November 30, 2008 Kevin John Coyne 24

One of the landmarks of Dolly Parton’s career was the Trio album, her platinum-selling collaboration with Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris.   It was one of the few country albums in history to receive a Grammy