Dolly Parton Song Added To Congress' National Recording Registry
May 24, 2012 at 6:11 AM (PT)
Country great DOLLY PARTON has achieved a historic milestone, her song “Coat Of Many Colors” has been added to the LIBRARY OF CONGRESS' NATIONAL RECORDING REGISTRY.
One of 25 recordings that are selected each year that are deemed “historically, culturally or aesthetically significant,” “Coat Of Many Colors” now brings the Registry’s total number of recordings to 350. The CONGRESS said “Coat Of Many Colors” "affectionately recounts an impoverished childhood in the hills of TENNESSEE that was made rich by the love of her family.”
DOLLY joins artists like PATSY MONTANA, DONNA SUMMER, THE GRATEFUL DEAD and PRINCE this year, plus historical recordings of former AMERICAN slaves (recorded in 1930), LEONARD BERNSTEIN, “A CHARLIE BROWN CHRISTMAS,” SUGARHILL GANG’s “Rapper’s Delight” and PARLIAMENT’s “Mothership Connection.”
For more information, visit www.dollypartonmusic.net.