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Songwriter Session: Janelle Arthur and Ryan Larkins


12-12:45 pm

45 Min

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Janelle Arthur began performing at age eight, portraying young Dolly Parton in a theatrical production at Dollywood, and in 2021 released a song featuring Parton, “Hand Me Downs.” Her most recent holiday single, “One Night on Earth,” which Arthur wrote, features vocals from the Isaacs. Arthur was a Top Five finalist on American Idol in 2013, played a lead role in and placed five original songs on the soundtrack for the 2018 film Runnin’ From My Roots, and frequently performs at the Grand Ole Opry. Ryan Larkins wrote “Someday It’ll All Make Sense,” recorded and released by Bill Anderson and Dolly Parton in 2022. Earlier this year, he signed his first recording contract, with the Red Street Country record label. Larkins finished third on the CMT show Can You Duet in 2009 and won the WSM Road Show Talent Competition in 2017. Ford Theater. Included with Museum admission. Program ticket required. Free to Museum members.



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