Like we needed the federal government to make it official: Dolly Parton is a living legend. The 58-year-old country icon will be awarded official ”Living Legend” status on Wednesday by the Library of Congress. She’ll receive the citation at a Washington, D.C., ceremony, where she’ll also perform for a TV special that will air in may on cable’s Great American Country channel. She follows in the path of such Library of Congress-designated Living Legends as the late Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Martin Scorsese, and baseball iron man Cal Ripken Jr. Parton fans who can’t wait until the May telecast can see her next Wednesday as the host of Country Music Television’s Flameworthy Awards.
(Dolly Parton: EFE/Newscom)
Posted January 17 2015 — 4:48 AM EST
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