Tennessee lawmakers are planning to make legendary country musician Dolly Parton‘s rendition of “Amazing Grace” the official state hymn.
A bill was introduced in the Tennessee Legislature earlier this month. State Rep. Mike Sparks and Sen. Raumesh Akbari proposed the bill because they believe that the song has historical significance for their state.
The bill recognizes the hymn, written by John Newton in 1772, as one of the “songs of historic significance that have influenced this state,” and cites it as “one of the most celebrated songs in modern history.”
The introduction of the bill comes after Parton recently rejected a move by lawmakers in her home state of Tennessee to erect a statue of her on the Capitol Grounds in Nashville.
Source: Read Full Article