Dolly Parton is not someone you could accuse of blending in and that’s never been truer than in her new video for “Backwoods Barbie” where Ms. Parton colorfully sticks out in a world of gray. The song, which has every potential to be the “Redneck Woman” of 2009, so brace yourself to hear this ad nauseum at bars. “Barbie” will be featured in the upcoming 9 to 5: The Musical (set to hit Broadway on April 30th) and is the fourth single off her upcoming March 23rd album, which is also named Backwoods Barbie (the collector’s edition to be sold exclusively at the Cracker Barrel). The fact that the country legend actually looks like a Barbie certainly is accentuated in the video: pinks and leopard print outfits abound. And the clip certainly segues into tacky at times. But you’ve got to give Dolly credit for owning it.
What did you think of the video? Are you, yourself a Backwoods Barbie?