My Tennessee Mountain Home (song)

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"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
Format 7" single
Recorded RCA Studio B, Nashville; September 1 and December 12, 1972
Genre Country
Label RCA
Songwriter(s) Dolly Parton
Producer(s) Bob Ferguson
Dolly Parton singles chronology
"When I Sing for Him"
(1972)
"My Tennessee Mountain Home"
(1973)
"Traveling Man"
(1973)

"When I Sing for Him"
(1972)
"My Tennessee Mountain Home"
(1973)
"Traveling Man"
(1973)

"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.[1]

Personnel[edit]

Other versions[edit]

The song has become one of Parton's best known compositions,[citation needed] and was later covered by Maria Muldaur on her 1973 eponymous solo album, and by Elisabeth Andreassen on the 2005 album Short Stories.[3] 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".[4]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1973) Peak
position
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[5] 15
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 10

References[edit]

  1. ^ RCA/Legacy Celebrates Dolly Parton's Spectacular Career With 4CD 'Dolly' Box Set[permanent dead link]
  2. ^ Dolly (Media notes). Dolly Parton. New York, New York: Sony Music Entertainmnent. 2009. p. 40. 88697 48086 2. 
  3. ^ "Short Stories". Swedish mediadatabse. 2005. Retrieved 19 March 2017. 
  4. ^ "Den lilla klockan". Swedish mediadatabse. 1986. Retrieved 6 April 2008. 
  5. ^ "Dolly Parton Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.