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 1972
Genre Country
Label RCA Nashville
Writer(s) Dolly Parton
Producer(s) Bob Ferguson
Dolly Parton singles chronology
"When I Sing for Him"
"My Tennessee Mountain Home"
"Traveling Man"

"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] 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. 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".[2]

Chart performance[edit]

Chart (1973) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 15
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 10