Watch Dolly Parton Give a Fan With Down Syndrome Ultimate Bragging Rights


Gage Blackwell, 12, from Lynnville,Tennessee, loves county music. He even has his own YouTube Channel where you can check out him singing some country tunes.

Recently, Blackwell, who has Down syndrome, got the opportunity of a lifetime — he met Dolly Parton and got to sing a duet with the legendary country star.

“Gage has been on cloud nine since meeting Dolly,” Gage’s Mom, Lynnae Blackwell, told the Mighty via email. “He is such a country music fan and Dolly is one of his favorites! He hasn’t stopped talking about them singing ‘duets’ since then.”

Check out the wonderful encounter in the video below: 

This was the best!” Blackwell wrote with the video he posted to his Facebook page. “I love Dolly, and I want to marry her!”

To see more videos of Parton’s visit, visit Gage Blackwell’s Facebook page.

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