Music: On the Rock Road with Dolly Parton

"What other star do you know who would eat at the counter with the band?" Guitarist Rod Smarr is talking about the big little blonde on the stool waving back at the truckers. She looks like something Andy Warhol might have created in homage to both Marilyn Monroe and Mae West. She is in fact Dolly Parton, the reigning queen of country music.

Dolly has been on the road since January. Touring has been a way of life for her for a decade, but this time it is different. She has split with her mentor and partner Porter Wagoner. She has replaced...

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