Gage Blackwell, a tremendous traditional country fan and Dolly Parton lover, received the gift of a lifetime when he came face-to-face with the music and film icon. Having risen to YouTube fame due to his covers of classic country tunes, Gage was more than ready, willing, and able to meet one of his idols and prove to her that he has what it takes to partner with Parton.
Putting their special touches on several classic songs, including, but not limited to, “Jolene,” “9 to 5,” and Johnny Cash’s “Ring of Fire,” the two appeared to have a wonderful time, exchanging stories between tunes. When Gage joined Dolly for a rendition of “Islands in the Stream,” a duet made famous by Dolly and Kenny Rogers, the legendary entertainer exclaimed “That’s better than Kenny!”
The experience truly made Gage’s life a bit more spectacular, giving the boy with Down Syndrome memories that will last him forever. In fact, Gage took to social media to express his eagerness to legalize his love for Dolly, sharing that he wants to marry her!