Ruthie Collins has a new music video out for her single “Dear Dolly!”
The song, originally written by Ruthie, Natalie Stovall and Jessica Roadcap is self-described as “an open letter to Dolly Parton.” The song’s inspiration was formed during the writing session as several discussed the daily struggles of pursuing their dreams.
“When we wrote this song, one of us was having a challenging day of being a female vocalist in this town, and one of us had gotten some information about the release of our record that we weren’t too excited about,” admitted Collins, saying that “The excuse was the gender. That got us a little fired up, and we were a little bit frustrated. We didn’t know where to turn. This was about three or four years ago, and it just seemed like the state of Nashville at the time. There was nobody that we could reach out to for inspiration. One of us said, ‘I wish we could write a letter to Dolly Parton. She’s seen it all.”
“No matter life’s circumstances, Collins believes any woman can find something in the song that resonates. “The inspirational message is to guide all girls of any age to pursue your dreams regardless of obstacles,” said Collins.
Watch the music video for “Dear Dolly” below.