I was never a huge fan of Dolly's music but she is inescapable if you live in East Tennessee. She has done so much for her native area. Before tonight, she was best known for bribing students to graduate from the local high school. The graduation rate rose 30%. They were encouraged to find a study buddy in middle school and if they graduated high school, Dolly stood at the end of the stage and handed them a $500 check. Today, she announced her Dollywood foundation would pay $1000 a month for 6 months to anyone who lost every thing in the recent wild fires.
I remember her addressing my son's graduating class at UT when she received her honorary PHD. She was as classy that day as she was today.
We had 1 1/2 inches of rain today which helped.