Dolly Parton Offers Message Of Hope In New Song, ‘When Life Is Good Again’

Dolly Parton looks ahead to brighter days in her brand new song, “When Life Is Good Again,” inspired by the…


Lauren Jo Black

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May 28, 2020


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Dolly Parton looks ahead to brighter days in her brand new song, “When Life Is Good Again,” inspired by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The just-released tune finds Parton looking forward to life after the global health crisis. Throughout the song, the Tennessee native promises to live life to the fullest and take the opportunity to embrace the little things when all of this passes. The heartfelt track also encourages listeners to be better people.

“I’ll sell my boat and fly my kite/Walk in the park, go out at night/And hold my loved ones extra tight/When everything is on the mend/I’ll even drink with my old friends/Sing and play my mandolin,” she sings.

“When Life Is Good Again” also serves as a reminder that this we’re all in this together, and that even though times may be tough, it will someday be a distant memory.

“We’ll make it through this long dark night/ Darkness fades when faced with light/ And everything’s gonna be alright/ When life is good again,” she promises.

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Dolly Parton has done an exceptional job of bringing a bit of positivity to her fans throughout quarantine. She recently penned a hilarious poem about coronavirus, has been reading bedtime stories to her young fans on YouTube each week and even donated $1 million to help fund coronavirus research at Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Click above to listen to Dolly Parton’s “When Life Is Good Again.”

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for and her work being featured on She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.