Dolly Parton http://wunc.org en Backwoods Barbie http://wunc.org/post/backwoods-barbie <p></p><p>Dolly Parton is an American icon. Her skills as a singer, songwriter, musician, actress, performer and businesswoman are legendary. She brings her rhinestone-studded road show to The <a href="http://www.dpacnc.com" target="_blank">Durham Performing Arts Center</a> tonight, so we're taking some time today to sing her praises. Host Frank Stasio is joined by Cecelia Tichi, the William R. Kenan Jr. Professor of English at Vanderbilt University. She’s the author of the books “Reading Country Music: Steel Guitars, Opry Stars, and Honky-Tonk Bars" (Duke University Press, 1998) and “High Lonesome: The American Culture of Country Music,” (The University of North Carolina Press,1994.); Also joining us will be Daniel Boner, Director of Bluegrass, Old Time, and Country Music Studies at East Tennessee State University. Tue, 02 Aug 2011 16:39:00 +0000 Frank Stasio & Susan Davis 8118 at http://wunc.org Backwoods Barbie