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Blue Valley Songbird -- Blue Valley Songbird - Dolly Parton stars as an up-and-coming country singer (a role that obviously stirred up some memories for her) in this made-for-TV drama. Leanna Taylor (Parton) ran away from home when she was a teenager to escape her abusive family, hoping to find a career in Nashville as a singer. Years later, Leanna still finds herself struggling along the margins of the music business,


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Writers (WGA):
Dolly Parton (song)
Ken Carter (written by) ...
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Release Date:
1 November 1999 (USA) See more »
From heartbreak to happiness, she lived through her music. See more »
A popular Nashville performer wants national recognition, but is hampered by her controlling boy friend - manager and events from her past... See more » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order)

Dolly Parton ... Leanna Taylor

John Terry ... Hank

Billy Dean ... Bobby

Beth Grant ... Ruby

Kimberley Kates ... Thelma Russell

Peggy Walton-Walker (as Peggy Walton Walker)
Christopher Strand
Ed Bruce
Teegan Eley ... Young Leanna Taylor (as Teagan Eley)
Mary Donnelly-Haskell (as Mary Donnelly Haskell)
Bob Morrison ... Leanna's Father
Joe Keenan ... Rev. Joseph Taft
Charlie Monk ... Peter McNally
Brian Mathis ... John Conroy

Joe Tinoco ... Birthday Stripper
Daniel Butler ... Trooper Dixon
Deric Ruttan ... Trooper Brag
William Barry Scott ... Ruby's Bartender
Kyle Hudgens ... Billy
John E. Cowan ... Duane Randolph

Arita Trahan ... McNally's Assistant
Sam Bush ... Fiddler #1

Randall Franks ... Fiddler #2

Cooper Thornton ... Knoxville Club Owner (as Ray Thornton)
Rob Wilds ... Event Organizer
Mac Pirkle ... Mr. Dobson
Rachel Tenpenny ... Dobson Girl
Brett Tenpenny ... Dobson Boy
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ron Krasinski ... Bishop
David Polk ... Bouncer

Tommy Barnes ... Bar Patron (uncredited)

Jim O'Rear ... Bar Musician (uncredited)
Gordon Woodlee ... Bar patron (uncredited)

Directed by
Richard A. Colla 
Writing credits
Dolly Parton (song "Blue Valley Songbird")

Ken Carter (written by) &
Annette Haywood-Carter (written by)

Produced by
Art Levinson .... line producer
Dolly Parton .... executive producer
Freyda Rothstein .... executive producer
Deborah Wolsh .... associate producer
Original Music by
Velton Ray Bunch 
Cinematography by
Robert Draper (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Martin Nicholson 
Production Design by
Peter Wooley 
Set Decoration by
Adele Plauche 
Costume Design by
Ronald Leamon  (as Ron Leamon)
Makeup Department
Gloria Belz .... makeup artist
Sandy Jo Johnston .... assistant makeup artist
Taylor Knight .... hair stylist
Cheryl Riddle .... hair stylist: Dolly Parton
Adruitha Lee .... wig colorist: Dolly Parton (uncredited)
Tony Ward .... assistant wig colorist: Dolly Parton (uncredited)
Beka Wilson .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Mel A. Bishop .... executive in charge of production
Wes Irwin .... post-production supervisor
Art Levinson .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pam Satterfield .... second assistant director
Jerram A. Swartz .... first assistant director (as Jerram Swartz)
Art Department
Edward G. Fitzgerald .... property master (as Ed Fitzgerald)
Margaret A. Thigpen .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
Sound Department
Gary Alexander .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert L. Harman .... sound re-recording mixer
Thomas J. Huth .... sound re-recording mixer
Glen Trew .... sound mixer
Burton Weinstein .... supervising sound editor (as Burt M. Weinstein)
Shawn Ian Kerkhoff .... assistant sound editor (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Steve Anderson .... dolly grip
Chris Hill .... 24 frame playback
Jerry D. Knight .... set electrician
Tully McCulloch .... gaffer (as Joseph 'Tully' McCulloch)
Darryl Wilson .... key grip
Jeff Wolf .... camera operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Jo Doster .... casting: Nashville
Abra Edelman .... casting: Los Angeles
Elisa Goodman .... casting: Los Angeles
Amanda D. Mahoney .... casting assistant: Los Angeles
Kim McCray .... extras casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Judy Ogle .... dresser: Dolly Parton
Editorial Department
Ryan D. Adams .... post-production coordinator
Laja Holland .... assistant editor
Location Management
Bob Higgins .... location manager
Music Department
Robb Boyd .... music editor (as Rob Boyd)
Randall Franks .... composer: additional music
John McCullough .... music supervisor
Joe Mulherin .... music supervisor
Dolly Parton .... original songs
Allan K. Rosen .... music editor
Eric Hester .... assistant to composer (uncredited)
Greg Townley .... scoring mixer (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Jay Kennedy .... transportation coordinator
Don Warden .... driver: Dolly Parton
Dan O. Wiseman .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Tamera Brooks .... production coordinator
Robin Forsman .... assistant: Freyda Rothstein
Scott Gregory .... film transfer
Victoria Grove .... production associate
Stephanie Hammond .... script supervisor
Wendy Price .... production accountant
Joe May .... production assistant (uncredited)

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92 min
Aspect Ratio:
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2 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Excellent story, cast and music, 10 May 2001
Author: maryhemus ( from North Carolina

I am a fan of Joe's and his performance in this movie was great. I am sure Dolly knew something was very special about him when she picked him for this movie - she knows how difficult this business is and the movie reflects the life of someone 'paying their dues'. Joe has talent and I do believe with his continued hard work and don't give up attitude he will become a bigger "star". No matter what, he is a superstar now - we all know that for sure. Really great plot on movie and I look forward to seeing it again. critic in North Carolina

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