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Lady-Songwriter Video Cover Challenge! - Dolly Parton


Lady-Songwriter Video Cover Challenge! - Dolly Parton

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Calling all you roots-performin' women - it's a cover challenge! Every three months we will pick a prolific female songwriter in the bluegrass / old time / country / americana genres, and call on all of you to submit videos of yourself covering one of your favorite songs by the selected artist. After the end of the cycle, we will feature all of your awesome video covers in a post, and get it out there into the world.

So, here's challenge #1 - an artist I think we can all agree is prolific and super badass (having written hundreds of songs and a several major hits). It's Dolly!

Go for it. There are only a couple of guidelines:

1. Do your research, take it as an invitation to go deep and find some more obscure tunes, and most importantly: try to make sure the song was actually written by Dolly Parton. It may take a little bit of digging, but that info is out there.

2. Title your YouTube video thusly: "Your Name - Song Title (Dolly Parton cover)". example: 

Pistol Annies - Jolene (Dolly Parton cover)

3. Make it, do it, share it. This is simply meant to inspire us all to learn more about our favorite female songwriters, and to celebrate them by continuing to play their music. You own your own videos completely. We just want to aggregate them here for our mutual enjoyment. :) 

ProTip: consider collaborating - this could be a great excuse to make a video backstage with a buddy! 

And yes: previously made videos are fine, just send along the link! If you can re-label it for uniformity's sake, that's great, but if not, don't sweat it. The more the merrier! 

So go, get your Dolly on!


♥  Here's a YouTube playlist of 86 Dolly songs to give you some inspiration!