As the world continues the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge, country legend Dolly Parton gets in on the fun for a good cause — hair and all.
During a press conference last week, Parton spoke of her connection with the gay community and how she plans to celebrate them in the future with a dance album.
Mary Sarah got her start with kidz, and is now working with legends like Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson and Merle Haggard on her album ‘Bridges.’ She talks to us about connecting with her elders, the sage advice she was given, and what songs not to listen to in the car (because they will make you weep).
“I’m working on some new music. I’m doing my life story as a musical. I’m also doing my life story as a movie, which also has a lot of music in it,” Dolly Parton told journalists today (July 10).
Dolly Parton made headlines for her electrifying performance at this year’s Glastonbury Festival — so much so that when a fluffy white dog was found days after during cleanup the festival workers decided to name it Dolly.
Dolly Parton reached two milestones this past weekend. Not only did the country legend appear for the first time at England’s famed Glastonbury Music Festival (a rock festival where country artists are not normally headline acts) — she also surpassed the astounding figure of 100 million in worldwide record sales.
From the pain of a George Jones classic and the simple joys of the Judds, on up to the determination of Dierks Bentley to move ahead even as he ‘holds on,’ these ten songs show different shades of nostalgia in contemporary country music.
Randy Travis continues to show positive signs that he’s recovering from the surgery and life-threatening health issues he suffered last year. This past Saturday, the singer appeared at a Dolly Parton concert in Oklahoma. He even dropped by backstage to visit with Parton. He was joined by fellow 1980s country star Janie Fricke.
There’s a poem written by Jenny Joseph that everyone’s heard that starts out, “When I am an old woman I shall wear purple,” that goes on to say how she will spend her pension on “brandy and summer gloves,” “pick flowers in other people’s gardens” and learn to spit. In “Home,” Dolly Parton is at maximum Dolly Parton — and figuratively wearing purple.
Just because an artist is considered legendary doesn’t mean they always top the charts or sell a ton of records (and, of course, vice-versa). But it’s still surprising to learn that an artist of Dolly Parton’s stature hasn’t always reached the Top Ten during her long and successful career.