Watch Dolly Parton Sing with Her Family in a Touching Throwback Video
Country musician Dolly Parton has been in the music industry for around 50 years. In a throwback video, the legendary singer got to sing with her whole family and spoke about what they mean to her.
“Time Life” recently shared a throwback clip of Dolly Parton, 74, singing with her family on stage. The video was shared for “Time Life's Dolly: The Ultimate Collection” segment.
The footage was taken from Parton’s 19702 variety show, “Dolly.” In the clip, her whole family gathered together to sing their own rendition of the hymn, "In the Sweet By and By."
CLIP FROM DVD COLLECTION
The video was part of “Time Life's” 19-DVD collection. The collection features 35 hours of footage which was chosen by Parton from her various shows.
The shows included “The Porter Wagoner Show,” the singer’s documentary “Dolly Parton: Here I Am,” her Live From London concert, and an exclusive interview. The country singer actually featured the Christian hymn on her album “Little Sparrow” (2001).
DOLLY SINGS WITH FAMILY
"In the Sweet By and By" is a track Parton and her family would sing together. She explained to “People” magazine that her family had been musical from the time she was a child.
The singer shared how her mother’s side of the family was always musical. She grew up being used to them singing, playing instruments, and her mother, Avie Lee, would sing old songs.
PARTON’S LIFE WITH MUSIC
Her mother encouraged Parton to play the guitar and play tracks that Avie Lee had written for other people. Parton sadly lost her father, Robert, in 2000 and her mother in 2003.
Her brother, Floyd, also passed away a few years ago in 2018 at the age of 61. Parton’s other brother, Larry, passed away four days after his birth in 1955.
FEATURING HER FAMILY
In the video clip by “Times Life,” the country singer shared how she’d wanted to feature her family on her show when she got it. She wanted them to appear first before she had other celebrities starring on it.
The star explained why she’d wanted them on first stating: “Because they're the stars to me.” Parton grew up in a big family with 11 brothers and sisters.
The six boys and six girls all grew near the Smoky Mountains in Sevier County, Tennessee. The star’s siblings, including herself, are Willadeene, David Wilburn, Coy Denver, Dolly Rebecca, Bobby Lee, Stella Mae, Cassie Nan, Randel Huston “Randy.”
The last children are Larry Gerald, Estel Floyd, and twins Rachel Ann and Freida Estelle. Parton was born on January 19, 1946, in a one-room cabin.