Director/Producer Gil Cates; Dolly Parton; Patricia Ledford, Director, Tennessee Film and Music Commission; and Director Delbert Mann.
Cates and Mann welcomed guests and introduced the Bar-Kays, Otis Redding's legendary back-up band, who performed a medley of music from the Stax Records' repertoire. Following their performance, Dolly took the stage for an exclusive acoustic set that included her hits “I Will Always Love You” and “Nine to Five,” which received an enthusiastic welcome from the crowd. Parton also sang a song written specifically for the event called “Tennessee Sounds Good To Me.”
Shown at the Tennessee Film and Music Commission reception at the W Hotel in Los Angeles are Patricia Ledford, Dolly Parton, and BMI's Linda Livingston.
“It’s a privilege to serve as the Ambassador for my home state of Tennessee for film, music and entertainment,” said Parton. “Tennessee has extraordinary film locations and a diverse musical talent � perfect for filmmakers and soundtrack production.”
photos: Lester Cohen