Post by Deamonic Angel on Sept 16, 2008 16:16:08 GMT
Dolly Parton didn't have to go to China to pick up a gold medal of her own. She just had to make a stop close to her East Tennessee hometown. Still, the journey took her nearly three years!
Country music's beloved renaissance woman was in Chattanooga, Tenn., last week, for the first day of the National Assembly of State Arts Agencies annual convention. That's where she picked up the National Medal of Arts, an award she actually won in 2005. Parton's busy schedule as a performing artist is not only what kept her from being able to attend at the time, it's also one of the reasons she won the award in the first place.