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There’s An Epidemic Of Pandemic Songs

But Dolly Parton’s might be in a class by themselves

Cover of “Dolly Parton, Songteller” / Credit: dollyparton.com

Here’s a music trivia question you may hear on Jeopardy! someday: Who was the first major artist to record a song about the coronavirus pandemic?

It’s a tough call.

Within a few months of the start of last year’s lockdowns, more than 40 artists had come out with…

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Janice Harayda

Janice Harayda

Critic, novelist, award-winning journalist. Former book columnist for Glamour and book editor of The Plain Dealer.