Dolly Parton Calls University Course About Her Life 'A Blessing'

The University of Tennessee is honouring Dolly Parton in a big way.

Located not far from Parton's Locust Ridge birth place in Sevier County, UT Knoxville is going to offer a new course about her life and career to history honours students.

The class, titled "Dolly's America,” will focus on Parton's 40-plus years in show business.

Parton's book, Dolly: My Life will also be required reading in the class syllabus, in addition to other books about the Appalachian way of life.

On Twitter, Parton said: “From the girl voted in High School ‘least likely to succeed’ this sure is a blessing!”

The country icon was a commencement speaker at UT Knoxville in 2009 and received an honourary degree. 

Original article by Bill Strange at iHeartRadio