Dolly Parton Gets COVID Vaccine — All is Well in the Universe Now

Dolly Parton Gets COVID Vaccine — All is Well in the Universe Now

Last April news broke that Dolly Parton donated $1 million to Vanderbilt University’s coronavirus research.

Dolly posted the following message at the time…


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In response to the donation Vanderbilt University Medical Center released the statement “We are incredibly grateful to Dolly for believing in our doctors and researchers as we work hard to fight COVID-19.” 

Well, now that fight has paid off…as a vaccine has been produced, and the distribution of it has been rolling out over the last couple of months.

Now nearly a year after her financial pledge, Dolly is getting to benefit from it as she received the vaccine.

Dolly captured the moment she received the Moderna shot from Dr. Naji Abumrad. She even joked about changing the lyrics of her classic “Jolene” to “Vaccine” to fit the occasion.

Watch it here…

Feel free to sing Dolly’s new lyrics to her classic hit right here…

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”


Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell