Dolly Parton’s Brother Performs Alabama Hit Before It Ever Went Big

Dolly Parton’s Brother Performs Alabama Hit Before It Ever Went Big | Country Music Videos

ricola2727 Youtube


It seems that country music legend Dolly Parton wasn’t the only family member with a musical gift, as her brother Randy Parton formerly showcased his vocal talent by singing a song that would later become a country classic! However, the song wasn’t brought to success by Randy, as the hit was snagged by country music band Alabama.

Taking to the television series Pop Goes The Country, Randy sang the upbeat tune “Roll On”, entertaining the crowd with his southern twang and happy-go-lucky attitude. Sporting a light blue coat and a killer hairdo, Randy sweetly sang the lyrics, “Roll on highway, roll on along/ Roll on daddy till you get back home/ Roll on family, roll on crew/ Roll on momma like I asked you to do/ And roll on eighteen-wheeler roll on.” 

While Randy’s performance took place in 1982, it was in 1984 that Alabama released their version of the song on their same titled album, scoring instant success and praise for the tune that went straight to no. 1. 

You can still experience Randy’s fantastic performance of the hit below! 

Country Rebel on Spotify

Now On Spotify!



Trending Artists

Premium Partners

Country Rebel partner Society of Rock
Country Rebel partner World War Wings
Country Rebel partner Country Music Nation
Country Rebel partner Country Road TV
Country Rebel partner Stoney's Rockin' Country
Country Rebel partner The Bluestone

Interested in becoming a partner?

Contact us for more info.