PIGEON FORGE, Tn.(WVLT)---Fans of Dolly Parton have shown their loyalty for decades. Now, you can add a new generation.
Dolly Parton was back home at her namesake park and again, giving back.
At one venue backed up by the Kingdom Heirs Southern Gospel group she sang, "I am red, white and blue, they are colors that ring true, to all I am and feel and love and do."
Dolly told Alan Williams, "I wrote that song after 9-11 and I recalled it and we use it in the Dixie Stampede on video but it's just a song that touched me how patriot we really were when 9-11 hit."
The stage was also shared by a patriot in her own right, Jessica Lynch, a 2003 Iraqi POW and rescued by US Special Forces.
Jessica is now part of the Imagination Library team.
"I am now the ambassador for West Virginia."
When it comes to songs, her favorite, Coat of Many Colors, is even more relevant than before
Alan told Dolly, "The Coat of Many Colors addresses some social issues nowadays."
Dolly said, "It does, it;'s an anti bullying song now, I thought now how appropriate for teachers having been teaching out of the school
books about acceptance and non discrimination about just hating people or making fun of people, because who they are what they are, anyway, it's a song that's great for that".
Alan asked Dolly, "Whats the most common question you get from the fans.?
Dolly responded in the way only Dolly would, "Are they real, I'm not saying no, they aren't artificial, couldn't grow my nails this way!"
The one and only Dolly Parton.
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