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Dolly's Jukebox: A BBC Radio 2 Special

17 Apr 2014
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Ahead of Dolly Parton's Blue Smoke world tour, which comes to Phones 4u Arena on 21 June, Paul Sexton meets her in Nashville for a two-hour Radio 2 special in which they play and discuss her favourite tracks and artists, both in country music and far beyond.

"When I get a chance to sit down and listen to music, I just love to pick out some of those old albums," she says in the programme. "Music is still No. 1 with me. I love that I can make a living, but it's not the money. I love to work."

Tune in to BBC Radio 2 on Monday 21 April at 8pm to hear Dolly talk about the heroes and heroines that inspired her own extraordinary journey to superstardom, such as George Jones and Kitty Wells. Along the way, she'll tell us what she makes of her goddaughter Miley Cyrus and how she writes songs herself ("I wouldn't know a hit if it jumped up and bit me in the butt, I just know what I like").

The show will feature exclusive previews of tracks from the Blue Smoke album, as well as songs by her favourite new British artist; the 1960s soul legend she loves; a favourite UK singer-songwriter of the '70s; and the current country star that reminds Dolly of herself.

Find out more at www.bbc.co.uk

Tickets for Dolly Parton's Manchester show on Saturday 21 June are on sale now. To book call 0844 847 8000 or book online via eventim.co.uk