I Still Believe

Dolly has been a guiding light throughout my life.

I still vividly remember the very first time I heard her sing Jolene through the speaker of the AM radio of my mother’s white 1967 Buick Electra 225 as we drove through the back county of Tennessee late at night on the way to my uncle’s house in Missouri. I also remember being at my friend Melissa’s house when she played Dolly’s new 45 of Two Doors Down as we danced to it in the living room of her mother’s small apartment, as well as hearing Dolly and Kenny Rogers sing Islands In The Stream while running the cash register at my very first “real” job at the corner convenience mart gas station.

I consider her a blessing to not only my life, but to our society as a whole. She’s a kind and giving soul. May her message of hope light up your holidays as it is lighting up mine.

Dolly Parton – I Still Believe – 2020

I still believe in Dolly Parton.


6 thoughts on “I Still Believe

  1. As a boy who grew up impoverished, “Rich folks living in a poor folks town” really spoke to me. And I live by “9-5” as my work theme. I can’t hear “Hard Candy Christmas” without tearing up. So many more songs I love. I love her, openly and unashamedly.

  2. One of those occasional oddities where the video isn’t available for this country. But I’ve assumed that it’s the ‘audio-video’ for ‘I still Believe which I’ve found on YouTube and have now played – and for which I thank you. So – thank you..

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