Kansas Author Sarah Smarsh Explores The 'Unifying Figure' Of Dolly Parton
Smarsh's new book, "She Come By It Natural," looks at how Dolly Parton's music gave a voice to working class women.
As a fifth-generation Kansas farm girl, Sarah Smarsh grew up listening to a lot of old country music. In her family, the music served as a language for women to talk about their feelings.
- Sarah Smarsh, journalist and author of "She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton and the Women Who Lived Her Songs"