Tennessee Homesick Blues

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"Tennessee Homesick Blues"
Single by Dolly Parton
from the album Rhinestone (film soundtrack)
ReleasedJune 1984
Songwriter(s)Dolly Parton
Producer(s)Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton singles chronology
"Tennessee Homesick Blues"
"God Won't Get You"

"Tennessee Homesick Blues" is a song written and recorded by Dolly Parton that was featured in the soundtrack of the 1984 movie Rhinestone. Released in June 1984 as a single from the film's soundtrack, it topped the U.S. country singles charts on September 8, 1984.[1]


A reminiscence of Parton's rural Tennessee upbringing, the song was similar in theme to some of her earlier compositions, including "My Tennessee Mountain Home", though in this case, the song found its protagonist (like the character Parton played in the film) stranded in New York City and reminiscing about the Great Smoky Mountains in rural Tennessee.[2]

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1984) Peak
US Hot Country Songs (Billboard)[3] 1
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 1


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2004). The Billboard Book Of Top 40 Country Hits: 1944-2006, Second edition. Record Research. p. 262.
  2. ^ "Top 10 Dolly Parton Songs". Taste of Country. 10 March 2012. Retrieved 25 May 2018.
  3. ^ "Dolly Parton Chart History (Hot Country Songs)". Billboard.

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