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Dolly Parton Charms Alpharetta Crowd On Her Better Day World Tour

Dolly Parton performed Wednesday evening at Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre in Alpharetta on her Better Day World Tour. Known as the “Queen of Country Music”, Dolly Rebecca Parton was born in Sevierville, TN on January 19, 1946. She is a talented singer-songwriter, author, multi-instrumentalist, actress and philanthropist, best known for her work in country music and films. Dolly is one of the most successful female country artists with 25 number-one singles. and a record forty-one top-10 country albums. She has the distinction of having performed on a top-five country hit in each of the last five decades and is, along with Reba McEntire, one of the only two country artists having had No. 1 singles in each of four consecutive decades.

AJC photographer Robb Cohen covered the event with his camera. Check out the photo gallery. What did you think of  the concert?  What were your favorite songs from the show? What are Dolly’s best qualities as a performer?

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(Photo Credit: Robb D. Cohen/ www.robbsphotos.com)  For other concert photography linked to Access Atlanta, please visit  Atlanta ConcertPhotography Galleries.)

10 comments Add your comment

Leigh Ann

August 4th, 2011
10:24 am

My nine-year-old daughter attended and had a great time. I wasn’t aware that Dolly played all those instruments, she continues to amaze me. My daughter was fighting sleep toward the end but perked up and enjoyed the sing-along.

Mary

August 4th, 2011
10:38 am

great photos!!! : )

Leigh Ann

August 4th, 2011
10:43 am

That should be be “my nine year old daughter and I” attended. No, she didn’t go by herself!

Leigh

August 4th, 2011
10:44 am

GREAT SHOW! We had a blast (even if it was a million degrees). Verizon is a great venue to see anyone perform, but Dolly was 100% on her game. I loved “9 to 5″ and “Islands in the Stream” and I even enjoyed some of her new songs, but when she sang “Precious Memories” and told her stories of growing up, those were my favorite moments!

Penny Bee

August 4th, 2011
10:49 am

Dolly puts all 20-something pop singers today to shame. She was awesome last night, and energetically and deftly demonstrated her professionalism, personality, talent, and vision. She is the total package of artist and businesswoman.

Natasha

August 4th, 2011
12:51 pm

WOW! What a great show. I love the picture of Dolly playing the violin.

dtanner

August 4th, 2011
2:22 pm

you mean this old bag is still alive?how old is she,about 90?

CJ

August 4th, 2011
2:32 pm

Me and 4 other friends attended. It was awesome! She sang for 2 hours in 100 degree heat with only a 20 minute intermission. She really does put the 20-something pop singers to shame! Dolly played no less than a dozen instruments herself. Her voice is real, not digitized. Her songs are uplifting and positive. If you missed this show, be sure to catch her in October in Valdosta! Well worth the trip!

WP

August 4th, 2011
2:51 pm

Went to see Dolly! Absolutely the best ocncert I’ve ever been too…she is so versatile…so talented…and humorous in a very genuine and sweet way. I know of no other artist who intentionally tries to reach out to the crowd and make them feel better for an evening. She has so many types of fans. She is the bomb-diggity!

kp

August 4th, 2011
3:57 pm

what a GREAT show… she was pure entertainment… from all the funny stories and jokes to playing at least 10 diffferent instruments and she even danced and rapped… who knew. she is the cutest energetic old young looking woman i know!