40 Years of Dolly!I had NO idea but Jian Ghomeishi's researchers dig up a nice summary of Dolly Parton's career (start at around 17:30 in the show unless you also want to hear about the kerfuffle around the republished Hemingway memoirs).
Despite playing the fool a bit through much of her career, emphasizing the 'dumb blonde' image, she is a great artist, responsible for many of my favorite songs, and a great performer (I regret that I have never seen her live).
It's a nice interview. Ghomeishi lets her show herself, and she is one sensible woman.
Thank you, Dolly Parton, for all the pleasure you have brought me over those 40ish years.