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We tend to think of Country Music as one thing, but it's always been many things, country Music omnivorously wants to grab cowboy music and western swing, and the Bakersfield sound and the Nashville sound, countrypolitan and all the various permutations of string bands up and down Appalachia, one of which branches off into a whole new genre called bluegrass. Country Music's never ending and Country Music's omnivorous and Country Music's not Country Music. Country Music's always been connected. There's no border. No passports required, that allows you to go into RB or allows you to go into jazz or allows you to go into folk or rock. It is, in fact, one of the parents of rock with RB.
Other music genres are separated and isolated by celebrity, by bold faced names, they're going through that same stuff, and People Magazine's going to discover them and ferret People Magazine out and tell you, or the tabloids will. But with country it's right in your face. You know what's going on when somebody miscarries. You know when this person's marriage is over or when somebody falls in love. That's a particularly intimate thing.
I'd put her on the Mount Rushmore right away, dolly Parton voice is one of the greatest gifts from God any singer has ever been bestowed with. Dolly Parton is a phenomenal song writer... Dolly Parton's Dolly Parton and Dolly Parton's funny and Dolly Parton's self-effacing. Dolly Parton's a good human being. Dolly Parton makes fun of Dolly Parton. So Dolly Parton's the total package, as somebody says in the film.
We're in an age when everybody wants to suggest that we should separate and go back to some pure, singular American thing, it never existed. We've always been a mutt. We've always been a mongrel. And if you try to say that country music is identified more with that, you're already in trouble because it's just not true.