DOLLY PARTON- Backwoods Barbie
"People always comin' up to me askin,' 'Dolly what's your secret? Your attitude just seems so good. How do you keep it?'" rings the first inspirational notes off Backwoods Barbie, Dolly Parton's first release off her newly formed independent label, Dolly Records. Gracing the cover pin-up style, elegantly lounging in the back of a classic pink pickup truck, decked in full Dolly get up (Platinum wig, double F's, animal print top, and a smile like a ray of sunshine.), the spunky country queen delivers an answer to that question with a handful of self-penned gospel soul-yankers, and touching twangy tunes. Never a simple gal, Dolly kicks her cowboy boots up with a glitzy fiddle-burning bluegrass cover of the Fine Young Cannibals' "She Drives Me Crazy," and a church-choir backed version of Smokey Robinson and The Miracles' "The Tracks of My Tears." The production of Backwoods Barbie may be slightly top-heavy, but so is Dolly and we like her that way.
Always one of my favorite comediennes, here are some of my fave Dolly quotes:
"Now the majors are what they used to think I was: History." Regarding major labels.
"There's two kinds of mountain women: the kind that get married and have a bunch of kids, and the kind that stay single and have a bunch of kids!"
"Someone told me I should run for president. I said, don't you think that we've had enough boobs in the White House?"
"I wanted to be the first woman to burn her bra, but it would have taken the fire department four days to put it out."
"You'd be surprised how much it costs to look this cheap!"