Dolly Parton, songteller my life in lyrics

by Parton, Dolly,

Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 2020 2020
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A Recorded Books Audio Original production of songs and stories performed by Dolly herself, Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics goes beyond the glitz, glamour, and rhinestones to the warmth, heart, and soul of a treasured pop-culture icon. In this exclusive audio performance, the ten-time Grammy Awardwinning artist weaves her words with music and memories to give listeners the stories behind the stories of her most cherished songs. And with some 3,000 songs to her credit, Dolly uses her gift for lyrics to connect to people of all genders, generations, and geographies. Showcasing nearly 100 of her most popular songs, including Jolene, I Will Always Love You, 9 to 5, and Coat of Many Colors, to name a few, this one-of-a-kind audio experience delivers answers to fans most burning questions: How close did Dolly come to singing I Will Always Love You as a duet with Elvis? How did she become an actress? And exactly who was Jolene? Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics is a must-have memoir for fans of country music, music history, and (of course!) Dolly herself.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "Working with music journalist Oermann, Parton here assembles the lyrics to 175 of her songs (from the roughly three thousand she has written). Beginning with a song she wrote at age six, addressed to a beloved corncob doll, the volume follows the singer-songwriter through a career in country music that started in earnest when she was in her teens, through sidetracks into pop music and movies, and returned to her bluegrass roots. Rather than stick to a strictly chronological approach, the book groups Parton's lyrics by subject matter, so a later-career song might appear in a chapter on her early life or family history. Each of the lyrics is preceded by a couple sentences of context provided by Oermann and notes on the song from Parton, many of which showcase her wry sense of humor, as when she remarks, "I've killed a lot of puppies and kids and ladies in my songs." Copiously illustrated with pictures of Parton, her costumes, lyric sheets, and other memorabilia, this is a sweet treat for the artist's many fans.Women in Focus: The 19th in 2020"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Subjects Parton, Dolly Portraits
Country music Texts
Women country musicians Portraits
Women singers United States Portraits
Biography & Autobiography
Publisher [Place of publication not identified] :Recorded Books, Inc.,2020
Recorded Books, Inc.2020
Contributors Oermann, Robert K., author.
OverDrive, Inc.
Participants/Performers Read by Dolly Parton.
Language English
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Format: OverDrive Listen
Format: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Requires OverDrive app 3.0 (Windows) / 1.0 (Mac) / 1.0 (Windows Mobile)
Description 1 audio file : digital
ISBN 9781980072041
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