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Praeger Singer-Songwriter Collection: The Words and Music of Dolly Parton: Getting to Know Country's Iron Butterfly (Hardcover)

Praeger Singer-Songwriter Collection: The Words and Music of Dolly Parton: Getting to Know Country's Iron Butterfly (Hardcover)

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This insightful biography provides a closer look at one of the entertainment world's biggest stars . with a focus on what got her to the top--and what has kept her there.
Dolly Parton has an enviable record of accomplishment as a performer . songwriter . recording artist . businesswoman . and philanthropist. She has triumphed on Broadway . in the movies . and even with her own theme park. The Words and Music of Dolly Parton probes its subject's unique singing voice and prolific abilities as a songwriter . as well as her impressive business savvy . fearless attitude . and an imagination as towering as the Smoky Mountains among which she grew up.

This book focuses on Parton's most important albums and songwriting style . examining her career from her early days in the east Tennessee mountains through her national television exposure on the Porter Wagoner Show . her crossover success in pop music . and her return to her acoustic/bluegrass roots. In addition . it explores Parton's story songs and characters . the spirituality reflected in her music . and her important collaborations with other artists.

  • Rare photographs of Parton's early career from legendary photographer Les Leverett . retired staff photographer for the Grand Ole Opry
  • Interviews with many of Parton's collaborators over the years . including producers . engineers . and other artists
  • A discography of Dolly Parton's albums and hit songs and a list of her awards

This insightful biography provides a closer look at one of the entertainment world's biggest stars . with a focus on what got her to the top--and what has kept her there.

Dolly Parton has an enviable record of accomplishment as a performer . songwriter . recording artist . businesswoman . and philanthropist. She has triumphed on Broadway . in the movies . and even with her own theme park. The Words and Music of Dolly Parton probes its subject's unique singing voice and prolific abilities as a songwriter . as well as her impressive business savvy . fearless attitude . and an imagination as towering as the Smoky Mountains among which she grew up.

This book focuses on Parton's most important albums and songwriting style . examining her career from her early days in the east Tennessee mountains through her national television exposure on the Porter Wagoner Show . her crossover success in pop music . and her return to her acoustic/bluegrass roots. In addition . it explores Parton's story songs and characters . the spirituality reflected in her music . and her important collaborations with other artists.
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