Dolly Parton (@dollyparton) is the most honored and revered female Country singer-songwriter of all time and was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Not too long ago, she released a touching music video for her “What’s Up? (feat. Linda Perry)” single, a stirring rendition of 4 Non-Blondes’ hit, “What’s Up?” which features the song’s writer and lead singer, Linda Perry.
The touching video was filmed at Eakin Elementary School in downtown Nashville on one of 2023’s hottest days of the year. It was directed by Steve Summers and produced by NOZ Entertainment.
Dolly Parton – “What’s Up? (feat. Linda Perry)” video
“How is one supposed to react when the greatest and most prolific songwriter in the world wants to cover a song YOU wrote? Her version of ‘What’s Up?’ is so good. Her spin on it made me feel like it was her song. No surprise there. Being on set making the video was a comfortable easy experience. The vibe on set was chill and Dolly and I got to catch up and laugh a lot. I could go on and on, obviously, I’m a fan!” – Linda Perry of 4 Non-Blondes stated
“What’s Up? (feat. Linda Perry)” is a heartfelt song about the at-times, overwhelming pressures of the world around us and the need for release. Dolly’s angelic and hopeful voice ushers in a sense of promise for a better tomorrow.
Furthermore, “What’s Up? (feat. Linda Perry)” is the latest track off her upcoming Rock n’ Roll album, “Rockstar,” available on November 17th via Butterfly Records. Fans can pre-order an array of “Rockstar” vinyl and CD box sets via Dolly Parton’s website.
Dolly Parton and Linda Perry
“First of all, I love Linda Perry. Second of all, I love this song written by Linda. Third of all, I love being a part of this video to try to make people think about what’s going on in this world today. Shout out to the little children that helped with the video! If our children don’t make it, then what will? Again, I ask ‘What’s Up?’ Enjoy.” – Dolly Parton stated
To date, Dolly Parton has achieved 27 RIAA-certified gold, platinum, and multi-PLATINUM awards. She has had 26 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. Also, Parton is the first artist to have topped Billboard’s Adult Contemporary, Christian AC Songs, Hot Country Songs, Christian Airplay, Country Airplay, and Dance/Mix Show Airplay radio charts.
Parton became the first Country artist honored as GRAMMY® MusiCares Person of the Year given out by NARAS. She has 48 career Top 10 Country albums, a record for any artist, and 110 career-charted singles over the past 50+ years.
In 2014 the RIAA recognized her impact on recorded music with a plaque commemorating more than 100 million units sold worldwide. She has garnered 11 Grammy Awards and 51 nominations, including the Lifetime Achievement Award, 10 Country Music Association Awards, including Entertainer of the Year; five Academy of Country Music Awards, including a nod for Entertainer of the Year; four People’s Choice Awards; and three American Music Awards. In 1999, Parton was inducted as a member of the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame.