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Photos: American icon Dolly Parton plays Cedar Rapids

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On Tuesday, July 19, country music legend Dolly Parton brought her 60-city tour in support of her upcoming album Pure & Simple With Dolly’s Biggest Hits (out Aug. 19) to a packed U.S. Cellular Center in Cedar Rapids.

The revue (which spanned two and a half hours) was a very polished (and glittery) survey of Dolly’s career, packed with all of her hits interspersed with funny self-deprecating one-liners and funny, folksy, backwoods stories punctuated by her infectious giggle. She was gracious for the warm reception from the crowd that sang along and danced in the aisles.

Photos by Mike Roeder

First Set

Intro: Hello Dolly
Train, Train – Blackfoot cover
Pure & Simple – from new album due out August
Why’d You Come in Here Lookin’ Like That
Jolene
Precious Memories (John Wright cover)
My Tennessee Mountain Home
Coat of Many Colors
Smoky Mountain Memories
Applejack
Rocky Top/Yakety Sax
Banks of the Ohio ([traditional])
American Pie / If I Had a Hammer / Blowin’ in the Wind / Dust in the Wind / The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down
The Seeker
I’ll Fly Away

Second Set

Baby, I’m Burnin’
Outside Your Door – from new album
The Grass Is Blue – “slower version” based on Norah Jones’ cover on the Dolly Parton tribute from 2003
Those Memories of You (Alan O’Bryant cover)
Do I Ever Cross Your Mind – acapella
Little Sparrow
Here You Come Again
Two Doors Down
Islands in the Stream
9 to 5

Encore:

I Will Always Love You


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Michael Roeder

Michael Roeder is a self-proclaimed “music savant.” When he’s not writing for Little Village he blogs at playbsides.com.

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