Dolly Parton Calls College Course About Her A 'Blessing'

Posted at 7:25 AM, Apr 17, 2017
and last updated 2017-04-17 08:25:58-04

Dolly Parton has called it a "blessing" that the University of Tennessee at Knoxville is offering a class about her.

Parton tweeted this week, "From the girl voted in High School `least likely to succeed' this sure is a blessing!"

The university says the course named "Dolly's America" lets history honors students study how a "hillbilly" girl from Appalachia became an international one-word sensation.

The country singer is a Sevier County native. She was a commencement speaker at the university in 2009 and received an honorary degree. She has provided college scholarships as part of her charity work.