Her knack for bringing heartfelt country stories to life has given us hits like “I Will Always Love You” and “Jolene.” Acting in cinema and on stage, she brings energy and humor to her loyal audience. In 2003, she added another artistic feather to her hat when she recorded a patriotic song.
It included a touching salute before her performance in which she expressed her gratitude to the Special Forces, who are taking so many risks to carry out their duty towards their country. The tribute will:
Special Forces guys are usually the first in the war and often the last to get out. Imagine you’re going into a hostile country, armed with light weapons and only a few men,” Dolly explains in the video. What they do is so secretive, they never get the recognition they deserve, and that’s just as soon as I want them to know they are appreciated.
What song could have such a touching introduction?
In 1966, Sergeant Barry Sadler wrote “The Ballad of the Green Berets” with Robin Moore. He performed it and reached the top of the Billboard Hot 100 chart in 1966. Since then, it has served as a national song and more.
It’s a kind of thank you from America to our best soldiers who protect our nation. In 2003, Dolly chose a song for her album “For God And Country”.
Dolly Parton continued the national tradition of singing this poem that lasted nearly forty years. The song gives new life to a grateful new generation.
Considering that she debuted with her 1967 album “Hello, I’m Dolly,” it seems fitting that her reunion with the song will eventually take place. If you haven’t heard Dolly Parton sing “The Ballad of the Green Berets” you need to tune in right away and listen to it for yourself.
Watch Dolly’s cover of “The Ballad of the Green Berets” in the video below.