Today in Music: 5/30/19

TODAY IN MUSIC: On May 30, 1966, country superstar Dolly Parton married Carl Dean at a small church in Ringgold, Georgia, attended by Parton’s mother, the preacher who performed the ceremony and his wife. Parton’s mother made the bride’s dress and bouquet. The couple met two years earlier outside the Wishy Washy laudromat in Nashville where Parton had recently moved for her career. She was 18 and Dean was 21. Dolly Parton’s successful rise was just beginning and her record label was against the marriage as they felt it would negatively impact her burgeoning career. In typical Dolly fashion, she was hearing none of it and proceeded with the marriage. Over the course of their enduring relationship, the fiercely private Dean has only appeared in public with Dolly a handful of times. The have both cited their respective independence as one of the secrets to their longevity. For their 50th anniversary in 2016, the couple renewed their wedding vows at their home in Nashville. Carl Dean is a retired businessman. #dollyparton #carldean #marriedbliss #ringgold #georgia #wishywashylaudromat #nashville #country #weddings #goldenanniversary #absencemakestheheartgrowfonder #50years #tonyatlarge #eclectimaniacradioshow #todayinmusic #musichistory

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