Dolly Parton Stuns with Dazzling Cover of Tom Petty's 'Southern Accents'

Dolly Parton Stuns with Dazzling Cover of Tom Petty's 'Southern Accents'

The legendary Dolly Parton has given a dazzling cover performance of the late Tom Petty’s song “Southern Accents.”

Dolly may be in her late 70s, but the “Jolene” singer has not shown any signs of slowing down. Instead, she has stated that she has no plans to retire and will continue performing for as long as possible. And if you’re lucky enough to find something you love doing, why not keep doing it for as long as possible?

Age seems to be nothing but a number to Dolly, as she still sounds as good as ever. She continues to perform and release new music and videos to accompany those tunes, including one for her cover of “Southern Accents.” 

The official video for her cover of Tom Petty’s “Southern Accents” was posted on YouTube. While Dolly may not have written or performed the song initially, the song’s title and lyrics sound like something that she would do, given that she is a Southern girl. 

“There’s a southern accent where I come from

The young’uns call it country

The Yankees call it dumb

I got my own way of talkin’”

In the video, Dolly sits and sings at a piano, picks up several items scattered throughout a house, and looks longingly at them. As Dolly goes through the items, various clips of the song’s original writer, Tom Petty, are played. 

Also, several of the items that Dolly picks up and others that the camera catches are related to the late Tom Petty. She looks at and feels a guitar, and there is a quick shot of a Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers record.

It’s clear that Dolly’s cover of “Southern Accents” is a tribute to Tom, remembering his life and his contribution to music. 

Once again, as she often does, Dolly knocks this song out of the park. Her voice sounds great and does not sound like it’s coming from a woman in her 70s. 

Colossians 3:16 “Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord.”

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