Wildflowers (Dolly Parton song)

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Single by Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris
from the album Trio
B-side "Hobo's Meditation"
Released March, 1988
Recorded 1986
Genre Country
Length 3:34
Label Warner Bros.
Writer(s) Dolly Parton
Producer(s) George Massenberg
Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris singles chronology
"Those Memories of You"
"After the Goldrush"

"Wildflowers" is a song written by Dolly Parton, which was included on the Grammy-winning, multi-Patinum 1987 album Trio with Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt. In the song, Parton talks about being restless and wanting to branch out, using wildflowers as a metaphor, concluding that "wildflowers don't care where they grow". The original recording featured an autoharp, acoustic guitar (played by Harris) and fiddle, and was arranged to sound like an old fashioned country waltz. It was the fourth single released from the Trio album, and reached #6 on the Billboard Hot Country Singles & Tracks chart in July 1988.[1]

In 2008, the recording was played at a reception by the Texas State Democratic Party, honoring former First Lady Ladybird Johnson. Johnson's love of wild flowers was well known, and she had long championed the planting of them along the U.S. highways.

Chart positions[edit]

Chart (1988) Peak
U.S. Billboard Hot Country Singles 6
Canadian RPM Country Tracks 8


  1. ^ Whitburn, Joel (2013). Hot Country Songs: 1944-2012, Eighth edition. Record Research. p. 147. 

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