IN DOLLY WE TRUST...
Written by Taylor Frearson
Dolly’s journey started from humble beginnings in the Great Smoky Mountains of rural Tennessee. From writing her first song at age 5, she propelled into Hollywood with a long list of hits that could make even the most reluctant country-music fan call for ‘Joleeeene’. Her talent is undeniable, she’s got a look that’s pretty hard to miss and she's committed herself to giving back to those who need it most.
Dolly’s timeline of philanthropy spans across a broad spectrum of good deeds. From establishing the Imagination Library in support of children’s literacy and education, using her voice to stand behind LGBTQ+ rights, to her extensive list of contributions to medical funding which most recently includes donating $1 million to the research of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine.
Cowboys and Indians Magazine 2017
At 75 years young, Dolly continues to give back to her hometown of Sevierville, particularly its youth, providing several scholarships and monetary incentives to high school kids as a way to support students sticking it out until their last day. In fact, when she heard there was a 30% dropout rate amongst Sevier County school students, she told 7th and 8th graders to choose a buddy, and told them she would personally deliver $500 to each student who graduated- as long as their buddy did too.
We could go on all day about all of Dolly’s achievements in making the world a better place. Last year in an interview with A Current Affair, she said, “Well, I don’t plan to retire, I just turned 74!” and boy oh boy, we sure hope she doesn’t.
At Lovestar, we adore all that Dolly embodies. A true Icon in her own right, our latest portrait vase is a tribute to all that she is and all that she does. So, here’s to you, Queen Dolly, you angelic superwoman!