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GUEST,DWR In appreciation of Dolly Parton (60* d) RE: In appreciation of Dolly Parton 10 May 10

It's a bit late to be calling attention to it now, but on 15 Nov 08 - 12:31 PM Old Flames was attributed to her, but it was actually written by Pebe Sebert and Hugh Moffatt. I would also have been wrong in my attribution if I hadn't just now looked it up. I would have said just Hugh Moffatt.

But to get back to what she does with a song, Old Flames, Love Is Like A Butterfly, Coat of Many Colors or any number of other songs - she turns them into something enduring. I wish the Country/Pop singers of today could find a way to do the same.

One of my favorite albums was A Real Live Dolly. I still have that album and remember it fondly. Hard to believe that it was forty years ago. This writer, Hugh "Skip" Trotter of WSEV AM & FM in Sevierville, Tennessee, tells about it better than I can.

"A Real Live Dolly" came home to Sevier County, Tennessee, April 25, 1970, to cut a real live album. This date will long be remembered by Dolly and the overflow audience that came to hear her. The album could have been made anywhere, but Dolly chose to come home to her alma mater, Sevier County High School, for the performance. During her career she will make stacks of albums, but this one has a special significance, for with this performance she established the Dolly Parton Scholarship Foundation. Scholarships from this fund will enable some worthy students at Sevier County High School to obtain a college education. She has asked that a portion of this fund be used to purchase basic instruments and equipment for the school band. The establishment of this scholarship foundation is a sincere expression of Dolly's love for other people and loyalty to her home folks in Sevier County. The foundation is a project for which she has great plans.

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