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Asian Tribune is published by World Institute For Asian Studies|Powered by WIAS Vol. 12 No. 2585

Parton’s Blue Smoke World Tour

By S.H.Moulana - Riyadh

In 2014 Dolly Parton is embarking on her ‘Blue Smoke World Tour’ to promote her 42nd studio album, ‘Blue Smoke’.

Parton is a prolific songwriter having begun her career by writing country-music songs with strong elements of folk music based upon her upbringing in humble mountain surroundings and reflecting her family’s background.

Her songs ‘Coat of Many Colors, ‘I will always Love You’ and ‘Jolene’ have become classics in the field, as have a number of others.

As a song writer, she is also regarded as one of country music’s most-gifted storytellers, with many of her narrative songs based on persons and events from her childhood.

On November 4, 2003, Dolly Parton was honored as a BMI Icon at the 2003 BMI Country Awards.

She has earned over 35 BMI Pop and Country Awards throughout her prolific songwriting career.

In 2001, she was inducted into the Songwriters Hall o Fame.

In a 2009 interview with CNN’s Larry King Live Parton indicated that she had written ‘at least 3000 songs’, having written seriously since the age of seven.

Parton went on to say that she writes something every day, be it a song or an idea.

We have no doubt that her proposed ‘Blue Smoke World Tour’ will be a sell-out.

- Asian Tribune -

Parton’s Blue Smoke World Tour
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