Dolly Parton – Dolly Parton – “Dumb Blonde”
Dolly Parton is an American singer, multi-instrumentalist, record producer, actress, and humanitarian. Her hit song “Dumb Blonde” was written by Curly Putman and released as a single on November 7, 1966. “Dumb Blonde” became Parton’s first top forty hit, reaching number 24 and spending 14 weeks on the chart.
Parton’s sly sense of humor hasn’t been lost with time. The country singer has had over 100 million books delivered to children and has sponsored scholarships for high school students from the region she grew up. She also continues to call Tennessee home, with a theme park and home outside of Nashville.
In addition to her music, Parton has also used wigs to enhance her looks. She often wears blonde wigs to cover up a damaged hairline. She is not afraid to use a wig because it makes her look younger. She has been open about her reasons for using wigs throughout her career, and she says it makes her life easier.
In 1978, Dolly Parton made her first appearance on the Grand Ole Opry, where she was introduced by Johnny Cash. She sang a song by George Jones called “You Gotta Be My Baby.” Parton’s songwriting style was heavily influenced by the traditions of Appalachian bluegrass. Her early songs often dealt with serious topics such as abortion, stillbirth, and suicide. She later made millions of dollars with her hit “I Will Always Love You.”
“Dumb” is another classic of the Dolly Parton catalogue. The song’s clever turns of phrase hint at a bubbly persona lurking under the surface. However, she lacks confidence and her singing voice is slightly higher than normal. It’s a song that exemplifies the country music legend.