It will be helmed by Esquire writer, Justin Kirkland.

By Perri Ormont Blumberg
December 27, 2019

Does this sound familiar?: Commute to work, listen to NPR's WNYC Radio's Dolly Parton's America podcast. Go to the gym, listen to Dolly Parton's America podcast. Get home, listen to Dolly Parton's America podcast. Talk about Dolly Parton's America podcast with coworkers, family, and friends. Repeat.

Well, fellow Queen of Country-obsessed friends, we've got some good news for you. Next year, a new Dolly Parton podcast is coming to a device near you, ready for fans like you to stream, analyze, and learn more fascinating tidbits about the country music legend.  Justin Kirkland, an East Tennessean and staff writer for Esquire will be the host. Kirkland recently took to Twitter to share the announcement, writing, "Hi, hello. Some exciting news. Starting in January, I'll be doing a Dolly Parton podcast covering her career, start to finish. Follow  @MyYearWithDolly for updates and also my every day fan boy tweets about the best East Tennessean ever."

On the @MyYearWithDolly Twitter handle, Kirkland clarified that he has not, in fact, spent a year with Parton (sigh) and she is not currently associated with the podcast, but fans should be excited for intel on Dolly's illustrious career nevertheless.

If you have a personal story about Dolly Parton you'd like to share, Kirkland urges you to share your Dolly tale via email to While you wait for the new podcast to kick off, you can tide yourself over with 17 Dolly Parton quotes on success that will inspire you.

While we so adore Dolly Parton's America and hearing from Parton herself on the NPR show, we're looking forward to diving further into Parton's career and learn more about her fascinating life. See y'all in the Great Streaming Mountains.