Nashville-based country duo The Dryes have released the music video for their latest single, “Dolly Would.”
A Vintage Dolly Parton-Inspired Music Video
Derek and Katelyn Drye set the scene — directed by Sean Hagwell — with a backyard cookout, rhinestones, and fringe as they pay homage to Dolly Parton. “We wanted to create a visual representation of the fun we feel when we think about Dolly,” says Katelyn. “All types of people, home, country livin’, and sparkles.” Derek adds, “There may even be a surprise wig appearance!”
Co-written with Shane Stevens [Walker Hayes, Carrie Underwood, Lady A] and Mia Fieldes, “Dolly Would” is an anthem for women who feel misunderstood in the entertainment industry and look up to Dolly as a trailblazer who tore down barriers and stereotypes. The Boot’s Tricia Despres raved, “the song is the ultimate good time.”
“Stylist Stephanie Carswell, Shane at Starstruck Vintage, and Aubrey Hyde absolutely made our ‘70s aesthetic come to life to mimic some of my favorite Dolly looks,” shares Katelyn. “Every outfit was custom altered and we even added fringe to Derek’s pearl snap. One day that yellow jumpsuit will be my Opry debut outfit.”
Get to Know The Dryes!
The Dryes began writing with some of the country’s finest writers shortly after moving to Nashville in 2014; finding ways to put their soul on paper and make it look effortless. In 2018, The Dryes found success with the ultra-powerful song “War,” sparking a growing legion of fans that found a refuge of sorts within this couple that refused to shy away from their truth. And they did it all independently, playing by their own rules. Today, “War” has gone on to amass over five million streams on Spotify alone.
The two remain grounded within the ideals they have lived their lives by. “I want people to hear what we’ve gone through when we sing,” Derek explains. “All the joy and all the heartache and all our faith that helps bind it together. That’s what we want them to hear in our music.”