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Dolly Parton, known as "The Queen of Country Music," has won eight Grammys and sold more than 100 million records.

Read After Decades Of Dreaming, Dolly Parton Says, 'Dream More'

November 27, 2012 – In her new book Dream More, Parton explains the principles behind her enormous commercial success.


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Read Ken Tucker's Top 10: The Year In Music

December 20, 2011 – Fresh Air's critic looks back on a fruitful year and lists his favorite music releases of 2011.


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Read Dolly Parton: No 'Better Day' Than Today

July 5, 2011 – Critic Ken Tucker says that Parton's new album, Better Day, returns the focus to her songwriting.


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Listen Dolly Parton: Singing Songs From The Heart And Soul

September 6, 2010 – The country star explains how she went from East Tennessee to Nashville to worldwide stardom.


Read Dolly Parton: Songs We Love

October 19, 2009 – NPR's Parton partisans rave and reminisce about the country music legend's greatest hits.

Listen Janet Jackson's Big on 'Discipline'

February 26, 2008 – Test drive new releases from Janet Jackson, Dolly Parton and Erykah Badu.


Listen Country Singer Porter Wagoner Dies at 80

October 29, 2007 – Celebrated country singer Porter Wagoner dies at 80. He had been hospitalized for lung cancer.


Listen Country Music in a Far Country

April 7, 2007 – Listeners in Nairobi, Kenya, have been fans of country music from the United States for years.


Listen Country Album Pays Tribute to Louvin Brothers

November 20, 2003 – Melissa Block talks with the producer of the new Louvin Brothers tribute album.


Listen September 11, 2001

September 11, 2001 – As NPR covered the terrorist attacks in New York and Washington DC, it was music that gave liste...

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