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My Tennessee Mountain Home
Studio album by Dolly Parton
Released March 1973
Recorded RCA Studios, Nashville
Genre Country
Length 31:31
Label RCA
Producer Bob Ferguson
Professional reviews
Dolly Parton chronology
My Favorite Songwriter: Porter Wagoner
My Tennessee Mountain Home
Bubbling Over
Singles from My Tennessee Mountain Home
  1. "My Tennessee Mountain Home"
    Released: January 6, 1973

My Tennessee Mountain Home was a 1973 Dolly Parton album, the title track of which became one of her better known compositions. Largely a concept album about her childhood in rural Tennessee, the album began with a recitation of the first letter Parton wrote to her parents, shortly after moving from her hometown of Sevierville, Tennessee to Nashville in 1964. Most of the songs were fond reminiscences of her youth and family, though in one song, "In the Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)", Parton candidly admits that though she is grateful for the lessons the poverty of her childhood taught her, she is no hurry to repeat the experience. The final cut on the album, "Down on Music Row", recounts her first days on Nashville's Music Row, scrambling to get a record deal, and thanking those who helped her along the way (making specific mention of Chet Atkins and RCA's Bob Ferguson).

Though neither the album nor the title single were huge commercial hits for Parton — neither cracked the top ten on the U.S. country singles or albums charts — they remain fondly remembered by her fans; the My Tennessee Mountain Home album is among the most critically praised albums in Parton's catalogue.

In later years, Parton has used the song "My Tennessee Mountain Home" as something of a theme song for her Dollywood theme park.

The house pictured on the album cover was the house the Parton family lived in during late 1940s and early 1950s.


Track listing

  1. "The Letter"
  2. "I Remember"
  3. "Old Black Kettle"
  4. "Daddy's Working Boots"
  5. "Dr. Robert F. Thomas"
  6. "In The Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)"
  7. "My Tennessee Mountain Home"
  8. "The Wrong Direction Home"
  9. "Back Home"
  10. "Better Part Of Life"
  11. "Down On Music Row"

Reissue Tracks

Bonus track featured on 2007 reissue

  1. Sacred Memories


  • Dolly Parton – vocals, guitar
  • Jimmy Colvard – guitar
  • Jimmy Capps – guitar
  • Dave Kirby – guitar
  • Bobby Thompson – guitar
  • Chip Young – guitar
  • Pete Drake – pedal steel guitar
  • Don Warden – dobro
  • Bobby Dyson – bass
  • Jerry Carrigan – drums
  • Buck Trent – banjo
  • Mack Magah – fiddle
  • Johnny Gimble – fiddle
  • Hargus "Pig" Robbins – piano
  • Charlie McCoy – harmonica
  • Mary Hoephinger – harp
  • Background vocals – The Nashville Edition

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