Young Dolly Parton sitting with a guitar writing a song. 1960s. Parton wrote every day, and had more than a 100 songs at her disposal. A multi-instrumentalist, Parton was more than equipped to accompany herself. She wrote the traditional country songs about cheating, but there was also the feminist anthem “Just Because I’m a Woman,” which proclaimed “My mistakes are no worse than yours, just because I’m a woman.”
Dolly Parton at my studio. Check out www.gavelandgrand.com/auction/chandelier to bid on this print tonight, all proceeds going to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, which promotes early childhood literacy. Thank you to Chandelier Creative for organizing such a great event for a great cause!