If approved, the statue will be paid for by the Dolly Parton Fund, which will include gifts, grants and other donations. The public will also have a say in the design of the statue, according to Windell’s bill. CNN contacted Windle for comment and is waiting to respond.
Parton’s sculpture will definitely be a less controversial addition to the Tennessee Capitol, which houses Confederate monuments.
Parton did not comment publicly on the proposal. CNN contacted its representatives and is waiting to respond.
But to feel Parton’s love for his home state, we only need to listen to her 1973 classic about her rural upbringing, My Mountain Tennessee Mountain.
“In my mountain home in Tennessee
Life is as calm as a baby’s sigh
At my mountain home in Tennessee
Crickets sing in nearby fields. “