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My Tennessee Mountain Home was a 1973
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
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
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.
- "The Letter"
- "I Remember"
- "Old Black Kettle"
- "Daddy's Working Boots"
- "Dr. Robert F. Thomas"
- "In The Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad)"
- "My Tennessee Mountain
- "The Wrong Direction Home"
- "Back Home"
- "Better Part Of Life"
- "Down On Music Row"
Bonus track featured on 2007 reissue
- Sacred Memories
- Dolly Parton –
- Jimmy Colvard – guitar
- Jimmy Capps – guitar
- Dave Kirby – guitar
- Bobby Thompson – guitar
- Chip Young – guitar
- Pete Drake – pedal
- Don Warden – dobro
- Bobby Dyson – bass
- Jerry Carrigan – drums
- Buck Trent – banjo
- Mack Magah – fiddle
Gimble – fiddle
- Hargus "Pig" Robbins –
McCoy – harmonica
- Mary Hoephinger – harp
- Background vocals – The Nashville Edition