Dolly Parton celebrates women's right to vote in her new song about the 19th Amendment.
Country diva Dolly Parton is one of several US artists participating in an exciting new album called "The Most Perfect Album."
The song she wrote has been posted on YouTube/WNYC Studios and is gathering approval by men and women alike.
“Being lucky enough to be a successful woman in business, I wanted to exercise my right to write about the 19th Amendment to praise and uplift women.”
The project was created by Jad Abumrad and the team at the More Perfect podcast from WNYC Studios.
The project is a compilation inspired by the 27 Amendments to the U.S. Constitution, and Dolly's amendment is the 19th - women's right to vote.
Apart from Dolly, the participating artists include They Might Be Giants, Devendra Banhart, Kash Doll, Torres, Kevin Morby and many others - each promoting their own Amendment.
Dolly admits she took the opportunity to write a rousing and informative song, reminding women of how hard the battle to achieve the vote was, and how far women have come in the last century.
Dolly is well known as a brilliant songwriter and lyricist, and she delivers some hard-hitting lines in this new song:
"They said a woman’s place / Was staying in her hut / Washin’, cookin’, cleanin’ / Wipin’ babies' butts,"
As a woman who has climbed the ladder of success all the way from a poverty-stricken childhood in Tenessee, Dolly Parton surely knows the sweet taste of hard-won women's rights.
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Would any Dolly Parton fan be surprised to discover that she is the most successful of all the country stars?
Taylor Swift and Garth Brooks may have a net worth of $200 million and $150 million respectively, but Parton is worth a whopping $500 million.
The 72-year-old country singer not only recorded some of the highest-selling country albums of all time, but she also starred in hit movies and television programs including “9 to 5,” “Steel Magnolias,” “Rhinestone,” and “The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas,” opposite the recently deceased Burt Reynolds.
Parton is the owner of a theme park in Sevier County, in her native Tennessee called Dollywood. Her theme park is now one of the South’s most profitable tourist attraction.
Parton is a great believer in "giving back" and is known for her generous contribution to several charitable causes.