Dolly Parton

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She Come By It Natural by Sarah Smarsh; Dolly Parton, Songteller by Dolly Parton and Robert K Oermann – review
An excellent study of the country queen reveals a nuanced political intelligence behind the glamour, while Parton’s own coffee-table book reflects on her enduring songs

Kitty Empire

10, Jan, 2021 @7:00 AM

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Barry Gibb: Greenfields – Gibb Brothers' Songbook Vol 1 review | Alexis Petridis's album of the week
With subtle, beautiful arrangements, this foray into country-pop with covers by the likes of Dolly Parton, Jason Isbell and Gillian Welch is testament to the Bee Gees’ greatness

Alexis Petridis

07, Jan, 2021 @11:30 AM

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On my radar: Gretchen Rubin's cultural highlights
The American writer and happiness guru on Dolly Parton, the power of hearing – and focusing on wellbeing during the pandemic

Kadish Morris

02, Jan, 2021 @3:00 PM

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'All that mattered was survival': the songs that got us through 2020
Mariah with butterflies, Bronski Beat in the Peak District, Snoop Dogg on a food delivery ad … our writers reveal the tracks that made 2020 bearable

Guardian music

31, Dec, 2020 @10:00 AM

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She Come by It Natural; Dolly Parton, Songteller review – no Dumb Blonde
Two books, one by Sarah Smarsh and a ‘life in lyrics’ by Parton, offer a reminder that the singer is a social unifier, a musical trailblazer and a business genius

Fiona Sturges

25, Dec, 2020 @7:30 AM

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Country superstar Charley Pride dies aged 86
Pride, the first black inductee into the Country Music Hall of Fame, died from complications related to coronavirus

Jedidajah Otte

13, Dec, 2020 @1:36 AM

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Going for a song: why music legends are lining up to sell their rights
Stars follow Bob Dylan’s lead as streaming boom and Covid-19 upheaval fuels gold rush in song rights

Mark Sweney Media business correspondent

11, Dec, 2020 @1:11 PM

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Dolly Parton says she may sell her entire back catalogue of songs
Parton says she has often thought about selling catalogue, but would ‘still have some control’

Mark Sweney

10, Dec, 2020 @4:25 PM

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Dolly Parton helped fund a Covid vaccine. This isn't the first time she's saved us | Jessa Crispin
The singer grew up in incredible poverty. She understands that money is something you do, rather than something you have

Jessa Crispin

01, Dec, 2020 @11:32 AM

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Dolly Parton’s gift could put a song in all our hearts | Rebecca Nicholson
The star’s $1m donation helped to fund the research that has come up with a promising coronavirus vaccine

Rebecca Nicholson

21, Nov, 2020 @5:30 PM

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All I want for Christmas is normality: festive hits chart earlier than ever
Sales and streams of Christmas classics are up by 50% on last year as listeners turn to Mariah, Wham! and Shakin’ Stevens to combat pandemic blues

Laura Snapes

18, Nov, 2020 @5:17 PM

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Dolly Parton partly funded Moderna Covid vaccine research
The country music icon’s $1m donation supported the latest breakthrough by Moderna and several research papers

Laura Snapes

17, Nov, 2020 @1:54 PM

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