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Tennessee Mountain Trance

Tennessee Mountain Trance

Update: 2019-10-2961
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We journey into the Dollyverse dimension: "Tennessee Mountain Home."

Like all law abiding Tennesseans, Jad grew up with the song on a loop.  He hadn’t planned to talk with Dolly about it, but much to his surprise, he is drawn into a Tennessee Mountain Trance.  The trance opens a portal to many questions about country music, authenticity, nostalgia and belonging.  And to a place called Dollywood. 

We visit the replica of Dolly’s childhood cabin and find thousands of other pilgrims similarly entranced.  Along the way, we meet Wandee Pryor, who lived in a Dolly dreamworld as a girl.  And also, halfway around the world, Esther Konkara, the self-proclaimed “Kenyan Dolly Parton,” who sings "Tennessee Mountain Home" as an ode to the hills of Nairobi - hills she has not yet left.  The Tennessee Mountain home begins to seem like part of a Disney fairytale.

But then, Jad and Shima get a call from Dolly’s nephew and head of security Bryan Seaver, who makes an irresistible offer. 



Comments (5)

LizMF7

This series is legit. My family are originally from a place in Kentucky that no longer exists, Bowlingtown. It's now known as Bighorn Lake. When my grandfather died, we all trekked from our respective most recent outposts in OH, PA, and IN to bury him in the family cemetery, which is on the top of a mountain in KY. The blue smoke is an amazing phenomenon, and the moss is still soft and green. We sang his gospel songs at his graveside, through tears, and climbed back down the mountain to drink, howl our sadness, and sing the mournful, beautiful classics that we all carry in our hearts forever. No matter where you go in the world, the beauty of your home lives with you, and if you're really lucky like Dolly, and know how to sing, you can share it with the world wherever you are. This is a good series, thank you for it.

Dec 23rd
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deborah cassidy

I have a new found respect and love for a woman I never really had the pleasure of knowing her great life. And all the songs.just wow thank you

Nov 4th
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Jaynann Wilson

I really look forward to my weekly dose of Dolly. Thank you for compiling so much interesting history.

Oct 29th
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