Dolly Parton

Parton's iconic stature as an artist for all occasions, along with Golden Globe and Oscar nominations, reinforces this backwoods ramble's affable impression. Yet despite Dolly's knack for straddling both sides of the good-ol'-gal divide, her attempt to bind religious rebirth to transgender transfiguration still seems a stretch. Culled from the Transamerica soundtrack, this ain't no tale of the moon in June. Fortunately the loping rhythm and her typically earnest delivery ought to remind even the most narrow-minded that Dolly stands for the real deal.

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