By Helen Morales
In Pilgrimage to Dollywood, Morales units out to find Parton’s Tennessee. Her travels start on the most sensible superstar pilgrimage website of Elvis Presley’s Graceland, then take her to Loretta Lynn’s ranch in typhoon generators; the rustic song corridor of reputation and the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville; to Sevierville, Gatlinburg, and the nice Smoky Mountains nationwide Park; and eventually to Pigeon Forge, domestic of the “Dolly Homecoming Parade,” that includes the celebrity herself as grand marshall. Morales’s event permits her to match the imaginary Tennessee of Parton’s lyrics with the genuine Tennessee the place the singer grew up, crucial connections among kingdom track, the land, and a life-style. It’s additionally a private pilgrimage for Morales. observed through her accomplice, Tony, and their nine-year-old daughter, Athena (who respectively favor Mozart and Miley Cyrus), Morales, a contemporary transplant from England, seeks to appreciate the United States and American values during the famous person websites and sights of Tennessee.
This occasion of Dolly and Americana is for someone with an outdated nation soul who is dependent upon track to aid comprehend the realm, and it really is bound to make a Dolly Parton fan of a person who has no longer but fallen for her song or charisma.
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Pilgrimage to Dollywood: A Country Music Road Trip through Tennessee (Culture Trails: Adventures in Travel) by Helen Morales