“Wildflowers” mural unveiled in Philadelphia

Published: Aug. 26, 2023 at 10:26 PM CDT
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PHILADELPHIA, Miss. (WTOK) - Dolly Parton fans rejoiced as she took to the podium outside of the Ellis Theater, in between her first and second concerts of the day.

This was an opportunity for many fans to see the singer-songwriter up close for the very first time.

The crowd of fans, young and old, watched and counted down with the artist as they unveiled a new mural inspired by one of Dolly’s songs, “Wildflowers”.

The mural features a colorful display of wildflowers with the lyrics to Parton’s famous song “Wildflowers” to the right of it. It was a moment many fans in attendance won’t soon forget.

The painting is a part of Marty Stuart’s Congress of County Music in Philadelphia that will celebrate country music and the rich culture and heritage behind it.

It’s the first of a collection of floral paintings, all inspired by country music and country artists.