Taste of CountryTaste of Country reports that the University of Tennessee is doing something very special to honor Dolly Parton. The University has decided it is going to offer a new course surrounding her life and career. Which, I’m sure this is a class that none of us would mind taking! The class is titled “Course-Work: Dolly’s America” and it will focus mainly on Parton’s more than 40-year career that includes 25 No. 1 singles, more than 40 Top 10 albums, ten CMA Awards and nine Grammys, among a myriad of other successes. The best part is, the new course will be a mandatory part of the curriculum for history honors students.
Also, Dolly Parton has a book out called Dolly: My Life, and it will also be required reading in the class syllabus. The book was written by Dolly herself in 1994 and it is all about aspects of her life, from growing up poor in the mountains of Sevierville, Tenn., to achieving global fame.
“From the girl voted in high school ‘Least Likely to Succeed’ this sure is a blessing,” Parton wrote on Twitter after hearing the special news.