Happy 70th, Dolly Parton!

Happy birthday, Dolly Parton! I mention this partly because it’s a milestone but also because so many of our musical legends have been taken from us just short of that lately, in their late 60s. Also, Dolly Parton is a national treasure. That’s right she is, shut up.

Best and original version of I Will Always Love You.

Thank God somebody made it to 70!

Which she also wrote. People tend to forget she’s a talented songwriter.

Plus, her theme park has the Wild Eagle coaster.

Growing up on “classic” and punk rock during the late 70’s and early 80’s I bought a used copy of her 1975 best of album. Having thought she was just a big-boobed caricature I was amazed at the Appalachian world she opened up with her early songs. She’s an awesome singer/song-writer.