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Dolly Parton Inspired Luke Bryan to Write a Song a Day

BMI just wrapped up 2020 with a salute to Dolly Parton and her songwriting skills – with award-winning songwriters like Luke Bryan.

Bryan reveals it’s Parton, who helped him establish a strong work ethic, when he first moved to Nashville.  “…somebody had quoted Dolly Parton:  that she woke up and wrote a song every day,” said Bryan.  “I did that; and my first No. 1 as a songwriter was performed by Billy Currington (in 2006).”

Luke spoke of Dolly’s legacy, and the joy she brings with her, everywhere, “She walks in a room and lights up the room. It’s so inspirational,” he said, “and her happiness is so infectious.  You can’t say the word Dolly without smiling.”

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