See New Dolly Parton Mural at the Grand Ole Opry Painted in Time Lapse
The Grand Ole Opry and Dolly Parton go together like just about any two famous pairings you can think of (burgers and fries? Peanut butter and jelly?). The iconic superstar first sang on the Opry when she was a mere 10 years old, and became a member back in the '60s, so of course, it only stands to reason that the Opry should see fit to honor her with a big tribute.
That they did, by unveiling a new, beautiful—and big—mural of the singer on March 26. It's located on the Opry plaza, looks just like the singer in her younger years, and you can see a mesmerizing time-lapse video of it being created on the Opry's Instagram account.
The mural was executed by Nashville artist Scott Guion, who has painted a variety of musical legends in such large-scale form. As he explained on his own Instagram account: "I finished another panel out at The Grand Ole Opry! 8’x8’ paint on plywood. Like everyone on the planet, I have loved Dolly my whole life."
Guion explains on his social media that he's been commissioned to create a series of these murals for the Opry, with the first one completed being that of Little Jimmy Dickens. He has many of his works displayed on Instagram, including portrayals of non-country artists such as Bob Marley, Janis Joplin, Django Reinhardt, Amy Winehouse, Prince and others.
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