Dolly Parton – “Backwoods Barbie”

Backwoods Barbie

Dolly Parton’s latest album, Backwoods Barbie has been in stores for a few weeks now and though her tour has been postponed due to back troubles the album is a shining example of mainstream Dolly.

Since the last several albums (basically everything in the last twenty-odd years) Ms. Parton has released have been in the more traditional bluegrass style, it’s nice to hear something a little different.

She and Loretta Lynn might have to arm wrestle over the title “Queen of Country Music” but really there’s just not a whole lot that Dolly can do wrong.

If you think you don’t like Dolly Parton it’s just because you don’t know her well enough.

Check out:
Better Get To Livin’
Where else are you gonna get a song that says “I’m not the Dali Lama”? Or “If I had a violin I’d play”? It’s Dolly’s version of a kick in the pants.

Backwoods Barbie
It’s a biography song, but who else admits to too much make-up, too much hair? And it’s true, there’s much more to Dolly than the iconic figure… She’s a great business woman, does some great things with her hometown and the state of Tennessee. Heck, she started a literary program to provide a book a month for children from birth until age five.

Shineola

Drive Me Crazy
If for no other reason than it’s gutsy to record a Fine Young Cannibals song, and to put a good, old-fashioned hoedown in the middle of it.

And who else (Michael Jackson doesn’t count) can say they have their own themepark?

Download Backwoods Barbie on iTunes
Dolly’s Site

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