Coffee Break: Dolly Day

Dolly Parton in 2019
Dolly Parton speaks onstage during the 53rd annual CMA Awards at the Bridgestone Arena on November 13, 2019 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Terry Wyatt/Getty Images)


Today in 1946, Dolly Parton was born, making her 75 today. Happy Birthday, Dolly.

Known best as a country artist, she has composed thousands of songs, and she is also one of the few to have received at least one nomination from the Academy Awards, Grammy Awards, Tony Awards, and Emmy Awards. And most recently, she donated money to help develop a Coronavirus vaccine, and saved a young girl's life on the set of her new Netflix holiday movie "Christmas On The Square".

What a gem of a human!

So for today's 9:30 Coffee Break, what songs do you want to hear from the world of Dolly Parton?

Respond with your song ideas in the comments below.

Have an idea for a Coffee Break topic? Submit your idea for a future theme and browse past Coffee Breaks in our archive.

Songs played

Dolly Parton - Coat Of Many Colors
Emmylou Harris Dolly Parton and Linda Ronstadt - To Know Him is to Love Him
Dolly Parton - Jolene
Barry Gibb - Words feat. Dolly Parton
Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton - Just Someone I Used to Know
Dolly Parton - I Will Always Love You
Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers - Islands in the Stream
Dolly Parton - Dumb Blonde

comments powered by Disqus