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Mural highlights Dolly Parton's Black Lives Matter quote

Brandon Vandenburg
Brandon Vandenburg
Posted at 1:49 PM, Aug 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-22 13:56:16-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. -- Tourists are flocking to Nashville to see a new mural of Dolly Parton that celebrates her position on Black Lives Matter.

Mural artist Kim Radford said Dolly fans from around the world have contacted her about the colorful mural she painted last week.

Radford had already decided to paint the mural when she read a quote from Parton in a recent Billboard magazine story in which she showed her support for the movement.

“I looked at her quote in particular and it was so sassy and a sensitive comment about something’s that got a lot of friction in the air right now,” Radford said. “And she just treated it just like Dolly does: lovingly. And it was just perfect.”

Radford said she's had Dolly fans from as far away as Dubai reach out to her about the mural.

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