“Light of a Clear Blue Morning” is one of Dolly Parton‘s most famous songs. It rings of hope, new beginnings, and the strength to carry on. In her 1994 autobiography, Dolly: My Life and Other Unfinished Business, she wrote about how she came to pen the famous tune. She wrote it all — beginning to end — in a single car ride. It came to her suddenly as she drove away from a particularly difficult conversation.
Dolly Parton on ‘The Porter Wagoner Show’
Dolly Parton’s life changed when she was cast as Porter Wagoner’s “new girl singer.” She started making more money than she’d ever seen in her life, and she gained a bigger fan base than she’d ever had, too. From 1967 to 1974, Parton was a team player. But as time went on, she and Wagoner began to butt heads. She wanted to branch out and pursue her own career….