My Tennessee Mountain Home (song)
|"My Tennessee Mountain Home"|
|Single by Dolly Parton|
|from the album My Tennessee Mountain Home|
|B-side||"The Better Part of Life"|
|Released||February 6, 1973|
|Recorded||RCA Studio B, Nashville; September 1972|
|Dolly Parton singles chronology|
"My Tennessee Mountain Home" is a song written and recorded by American country music artist Dolly Parton. Using imagery from her rural childhood in Tennessee (holding hands on a porch swing, enjoying nature, walking home from church), the song served as the centerpiece of her 1973 concept album My Tennessee Mountain Home. It was released as a single in early 1973, and reached number 15 on the U.S. country singles chart. The song has become one of Parton's best known compositions, and was later covered by Maria Muldaur on her 1973 eponymous solo album, and by Elisabeth Andreassen on the 2005 album Short Stories. Dolly Parton herself re-recorded the song on her 1994 live album Heartsongs.
A cover version named "Ett bättre liv" (A Better Life) was recorded in Swedish by Lasse Stefanz and a children's choir. The song appears on the 1986 album Den lilla klockan, with lyrics by the pseudonym "Mackan".
|US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)||15|
|Canadian RPM Country Tracks||10|