Dolly Parton is a household name that really needs no introduction. Not only is she a wonderful Singer/Songwriter, but she is an actress, philanthropist, entrepreneur and just an all around beautiful person. Musically, she is best known for, “Jolene,” “I Will Always Love You,” “Here You Come Again,” “9 to 5” and “Islands in the Stream,” among many others.
At age 74, she doesn’t show any signs of letting up. Recently, she has even helped out in the fight for a vaccine for the Covid-19 virus, by giving a generous gift to the Vanderbilt University Medical Center in hopes of finding a cure. You can read Vanderbilt’s statement on this amazing gift here. She is also still active with Dollywood and Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library as well.
After receiving a Grammy Award earlier in the year for “God Only Knows,” with King and Country, she is back with a powerful new single, “When Life is Good Again.” This is a song that everyone should hear during this time. During a time when everything seems dark and gloomy, leave it to Dolly to brighten everything up. She says it best with the lyrics, “Lets open up our hearts and let the love shine in.”
Her voice just has a way of making you happy. Vocals are super strong in this song and goes perfectly with the instrumentals. The choir in the background is a nice touch as well. This is a big song with a huge message. I believe that everyone needs to hear this song. Not only hear the song, but listen to the lyrics and story of the song. Dolly has always been an inspirational storyteller. She has a way of relating to everyone. This is one of the reasons of why she is such a icon.
“When Life is Good Again,” proves that Dolly has still got it and isn’t going anywhere. This release couldn’t have come at a better time. This is the message that we all need right now. We can’t give up or let life get us down. In Dolly’s own words, “It’ll be good again.”
Jerrett Franklin grew up in a small town, he moved to Nashville to pursue a music career. After writing for a few different artists in the area, he decided to branch out and give local music the spotlight. That is where the idea for Music On The Rox originated from. We are dedicated to shining a light on local music and giving a voice to those who aren’t being heard.