Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Congrats Dolly!


I love Dolly Parton, as a performer and singer/songwriter, and the above song was nominated a couple years ago for an Oscar...in movie Transamerica.

KNOXVILLE -- Entertainment legend, philanthropist and East Tennessee native Dolly Parton will be honored by the University of Tennessee, Knoxville, with only the second honorary degree ever granted by the campus.

Thanks to my buddy Wes, at Uof T for the heads up...congrats Dolly! I wonder if Wes gets to meet her? This is the same school that Cormac McCarthy dropped out of and it kind of cracks me up that Dolly Parton is now a degree bearer.

Heres an absolutely terrible picture I took of a plaque honouring McCarthy's association at this school.

4 comments:

Malcolm said...

Props to Dolly for her honor. I was just talking with my best friend the other day and I was telling him that Dolly Parton is on the short lists of artists whose name is synonymous with country music.

tweetey30 said...

Thats great. I love her Coat of Many Colors.. She is a great singer if you can over look her enormous chest.. LOL... Ok Ok.I wont pick on the famous woman.. She is great though..

Candy Minx said...

Hi Malcolm, Parton's songwriting and performing just gets better and better. I love her grassroots philosophy, she even plays music on her long nails!

Tweetey, Dolly Parton once said "It costs a lot of money to look this cheap." "Coat of Many Colours" is lovely as is "Jolene".

Anonymous said...

I really love Dolly Parton, and glad she's getting honorary degree. She has a heart of gold. I think she's beautiful! She always has those sweetly self-deprecating remarks up her sleeve. Great artist, savvy businesswoman, wonderful spirit. Thanks for posting!
Margaret/P.