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Dolly Parton’s classic tune “9 To 5” is getting a refresh. Dolly has teamed with Kelly Clarkson to record an updated version of the song for “Still Working 9 to 5,” a documentary on the film, and the current state of workplace equality, that’s premiering at SXSW in March. The new version, produced by Shane McAnally, is described as having a different tone than the original. “The first iteration, Dolly’s original version was very upbeat. There was a lot of hope I would say in the song,” co-director/producer Camille Hardman shares. “And this version is just a little bit melancholic,” noting it goes with the theme of the movie, “that women are still trying to get equality and it hasn’t happened yet, 42 years after this song was created.” The film’s co-director/producer Gary Lane tells “Variety” that Dolly wanted to call it “‘9 to 5: The Slow Version’,” adding, “It’s definitely slowed down and more haunting. Kelly — you can’t believe how she changes it, too. It’s really mind blowing.” Check out a trailer for the film below.
While Swifties probably know everything there is to know about Taylor Swift, a new college course is teaching others about the country-turned-pop superstar. New York University’s Clive Davis Institute launched their first course on Taylor last week, with classes running through March 9th. The class, taught by "Rolling Stone’s” Brittany Spanos, touches on a variety of subjects including “her evolution as a creative music entrepreneur, the legacy of pop and country songwriters, discourses of youth and girlhood, and the politics of race in contemporary popular music.” As for whether Taylor will have any involvement in the class, that’s still up I the air. She has been invited to speak at it, but so far she hasn’t indicated whether she’ll do so.
Faith Hill had the honor of singing the national anthem at the Super Bowl in 2000 when the Tennesee Titans took on the Los Angeles Rams. She says it was one of the most terrifying moments of her career. Mickey Guyton will have the honor of singing at Super Bowl 56 on February 13th. Check out the clip below.