History Music / DollyParton

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* TheFilmOfTheSong: ''[[InCaseYouForgotWhoWroteIt Dolly Parton's]] Coat of Many Colors'', a 2015 made-for-TV film that did well enough in the ratings that NBC made a multi-film deal with Parton. One of the future projects is a "Jolene" film. There's also ''Jolene'', a 2008 film starring Creator/JessicaChastain based on an E.L. Doctorow short story that was loosely inspired by the song.
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* CoverAlbum: ''The Great Pretender''; ''Treasures''; and ''Those Were The Days''. Also ''Dolly, Dolly, Dolly'', her only regular-issue studio album that didn't include any songs written by her.
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* ClingyJealousGirl: The narrator of "Potential New Boyfriend", even though, as the title indicates, she barely knows the guy.
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* PepTalkSong: Several, with "Light of a Clear Blue Morning" as the standout.
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* CallBack: The line "I couldn't hold a candle to the flaming beauty that caught his eye" in "Heartbreak Express" could be a nod to both "Jolene" and "Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle To You".


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* ExcitedShowTitle: Her 1976 weekly variety show ''Dolly!'', and the albums ''An Evening With...Dolly Live!'' and ''Sha-Kon-O-Hey! Land of Blue Smoke''.
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* LighterAndSofter: Her early albums featured a number of surprisingly dark ballads ("The Bridge", "Jeannie's Afraid of The Dark", "Evening Shade", "Daddy Come and Get Me", "Down From Dover"). With the success of the upbeat "Joshua" and the heartfelt "Coat of Many Colors" in 1971, she gradually shifted her songs in those directions.
* NewSoundAlbum: ''New Harvest...First Gathering'' (1976) marked her first attempt to appeal to a mainstream audience, and the follow-up ''Here You Come Again'' had a full-blown pop crossover sound.
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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Her first singles, recorded when she was 13, cast her as a PoorMansSubstitute for Brenda Lee. When she signed with Monument Records in 1965 her producer Ray Stevens ([[Music/RayStevens yeah, him]]) felt she was better suited for pop than country (even though she was already making a name for herself in Nashville as a songwriter). After a handful of singles with a mid-60s girl group sound she begged to be allowed to switch to country and the label finally agreed.

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* EarlyInstallmentWeirdness: Her first singles, recorded when she was 13, cast her as a PoorMansSubstitute for Brenda Lee. When she signed with Monument Records in 1965 her producer Ray Stevens ([[Music/RayStevens yeah, (yeah, [[Music/RayStevens him]]) felt she was better suited for pop than country (even though she was already making a name for herself in Nashville as a songwriter). After a handful of singles with a mid-60s girl group sound she begged to be allowed to switch to country and the label finally agreed.
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* SesameStreetCred: She is, in real life, the godmother of former Creator/DisneyChannel star Music/MileyCyrus, and has appeared numerous times on ''Series/HannahMontana'' as [[TheDanza Aunt Dolly]].

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She is, in real life, the godmother of former Creator/DisneyChannel star Music/MileyCyrus, and has appeared numerous times on ''Series/HannahMontana'' as [[TheDanza Aunt Dolly]].Dolly]].
** She never appeared on ''Series/SesameStreet'' itself, but they had a Muppet based on her called Polly Darton.



* YourCheatingHeart: "Jolene," a rare instance of the song being from the point of view of the person about to be cuckolded.

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"Jolene," a rare instance of the song being from the point of view of the person about to be cuckolded.
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** "Daddy" is from the point of view of the daughter of the cheater, whose mistress is younger than her.

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** "Daddy" is from the point of view of the grown daughter of the cheater, whose mistress is younger than her.
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* WeUsedToBeFriends: Parton and Porter Wagoner didn't speak to each other for many years after she ended their professional partnership in 1974, but they reconciled and she did a tribute concert to him after he died in 2007.


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** "Daddy" is from the point of view of the daughter of the cheater, whose mistress is younger than her.
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