Single Review: Home by Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton's new album, Blue Smoke, is garnering her best reviews in years. Despite her success, Parton has maintained her warmth and humor, which continues to work for her on this latest project. Her new single, "Home," is a perky slice of country pop about getting back to your roots. Parton remains in great voice, taking her performance seriously while also having fun with the fast-paced verses and chorus. The track does not revolutionize the country template, but what it makes clear is that Parton had an important role in merging pop hooks and a country sensibility; without her, we may never have heard from Shania Twain, Faith Hill, or Carrie Underwood. "Home" finds Parton in her element and still a charming force in country music.


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