A Tennessee State Representative has introduced a bill (Tuesday), to put a statue of DOLLY PARTON on the Capitol grounds in Nashville. If it’s approved, a fund will be set up to pay for the construction. (Full Story)
Rep. John Mark Windle, a member of the Tennessee House of Representatives, offered the bill as a way of celebrating Dolly’s Parton’s contributions to her home state.
Those contributions include her Imagination Library, Dollywood theme park, and the $1 million donation she made to Vanderbilt University to boost their research to help in the development of Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine – which is currently distributed around the country.
Windle says, “At this point in history, is there a better example, not just in America but in the world, of a leader that is (a) kind, decent, passionate human being?” He adds that Dolly is “a passionate person who loves everyone, and everyone loves her.”
Meanwhile: How about a flashback of Dolly Parton and Patti LaBelle – turning their acrylic fingernails into instruments? They scratch them to the beat while singing the children’s song “Shortnin’ Bread.” It’s from 1987 when Patti was a guest on Dolly’s variety show. (Vulture)