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Dolly Parton Credits her Faith in “Jesus and Gravity”

Dolly Parton + Jesus and Gravity
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After decades of being a country music legend in the music scene, Dolly Parton’s great success is credited to Parton’s love for country and for God in her song “Jesus and Gravity.” Written by Betsy Ulmer and Craig Wiseman, the song blends contemporary country with a touch of gospel choir. It was first released by Dolly Parton in 2008 on the album “Backwoods Barbie.” The songs in the album delve into Dolly’s beliefs, emotions, and experiences, which is why the album is considered one of her very personal albums.

Dolly Parton said that “Jesus and Gravity” is “about spirituality and reality. I grew up in a Christian family, so anything about Jesus is good.” She openly attributes her faith to keeping her grounded and bringing her success throughout her career. 

She does not credit her success to fate or luck but to her faith. Her love for God comes through strongly in the lyrics of her song which is Dolly Parton’s best single in the 2000s.

Meaning Behind The Song

“Jesus and Gravity” shows how a young Dolly Parton sets her eyes on her dreams and stars. Despite this, however, she knows she can rely both on her faith and on gravity, which represents the forces of nature that guide her. 

Dolly’s life story is definitely inspiring. She was born into poverty in a cabin somewhere in the Smokey Mountains of Tennessee. Growing up, she had big dreams, and how she reached her status as a music icon is a testament to her talent, grit, and, as the song says, “Jesus and Gravity.” 

Throughout her career, Dolly Parton has been writing spiritual songs, attributing her faith that keeps her grounded. 

Watch Dolly Parton perform in the video “Jesus and Gravity” and be inspired by her versatile talent. 

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