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As she made her way in 5-inch heels from the champagne-colored Escalade up onto the front porch, she simply asked, “Where do you want me?” Dolly Parton. Country music superstar and living legend Dolly Parton became a Grand Ole Opry Member in "I'm kind of like the goodwill ambassador of country music now. It's great to come back . "I see somebody in my family in everybody I meet. Nov 26, Meet the one and only Dolly Parton and score VIP access to Take a picture with Dolly and have her show you around Dolly's Suite, the.
When I play live, it's a lovefest with me and my audience. It's how I get my rocks off. I'm a show-off basically I learned early on that I could get a lot of attention by singing and writing little songs, so it was like throwing nuts to a monkey I just couldn't get enough. I feel fortunate that I've had a lot of songs recorded by other people, because I take my songwriting very seriously. It's only those people that have followed me over the years and really know my work that know how serious I am about all of it - including the way I look.
You can't take my high heels from me, you can't have my long fingernails, you can't take all this hair from me, because it's part of this thing that I've become.
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I wouldn't want to give any of it up. Do I have to be ugly to be a songwriter? This is the way I am, and it's what I choose to be. I'll never harden my heart, but I've toughened the muscles around it. If there's a heaven, I hope to hell I go! I always love working with children. I never had children of my own.
God has his purposes. God didn't let me have children so everybody's children could be mine. That's kind of how I'm looking at it. I figure if I keep my health, I have no intention of retiring. I love to work. I want to be like Bob Hope. I want to keep on going out and doing what I love to do.
Of course, I'm no Bob Hopebut I mean that feeling that you never are old and have things to offer and can be useful to somebody. I always want to be useful, I have no intentions of retiring unless I should get sick or something should happen to my husband. Other than that I'm going to work until I fall over. My music is so mine, it's hard to turn it over to someone else.
I have to be really involved in the production. It's like someone else taking care of your kids -- if they don't treat them well, you're going to be pissed off. I'm actually co-producing [Backwoods] with my guitar player of 20 years, Kent Wells. We make a good combination I think we're going to have a real good record. I've never been the big recording star I'd love to be some day.
I've had lots of hits off and on through the years but I've never had the success of other artists - one hit after another back-to-back-to-back and big hits, where every song is going to be number one. I'm not greedy or nothing. I just want everything.
Is there something wrong with that? It's when you treat people like freaks that you become one yourself. Sure I'm in it for the money, but also because I love music. I picture myself in the future as a happy old lady, chubby, rosy cheeks, telling stories to the little kids. When I sit back in my rocker, I want to have done it all. Whether it is your parents, or your uncles or your aunts or even the neighbor down the road, it's important that kids have someone who encourages them to chase their rainbow.
Sometimes, you see folks who have a negative view of dreamers - people who sit around all day on their hindquarters and do absolutely nothing. These folks aren't dreamers - they are just lazy. To me, dreaming is just part of being alive, inspired, and curious about the world. I feel blessed that I still have the little Dolly in my heart, I'm still the same girl that wants to squeeze every little drop out of life that I can.
To me, it's about dreaming in the day and in the night. Dreams have always helped me visualize my goals and aspirations. When I was a child, I could see me on stage singing my heart out.
I could see what I was wearing and where I was going.
I would visit that dream every single day and as I look back, my dreams kept me focused on what I wanted to do and the person I wanted to be. I have always been a firm believer in working hard for what is right and for making your own breaks if you want things to change. I'm on a seafood diet -- I see food, I eat it. I enjoy the way I look, but it's a joke.
I never, ever get involved in politics. With politics you are not allowed to be honest. I don't have time to deal with that. I would rather work with kids. They got a little bit of a head start on me, certainly Loretta, but we were all three good friends and actually ended up doing an album together.
But I think I was a little different from them. Loretta had a house full of kids and she wrote those being brought down by men songs. Hers were more about home life and all the women who had children and I totally love and respect her. Tammy could sing any number of things but she was also singing that "Stand By Your Man". I was singing songs like "Just Because I'm a Woman" I think we all did our little thing.
I just filled my spot. I saw early on that I could make a business out of this [music business] because I wanted money, I wanted to travel, I wanted clothes, I wanted to be loved, I wanted to be staying in fine hotels. It wasn't to get away from what I was because I knew that would always be me. I've never been ashamed of my people. I love my people and I love my home. When the new country came out ten to 15 years ago, people my age were almost too old.
But it never stopped me. I never stopped writing. I never stopped recording. It was never a marketing tool. People say that, but I dress this way for the same reasons I did when I first started doing it. It still comes from a serious place inside of me. I get up in the morning, and I think I just look better a certain way I do my makeup. I want to shine, I want to glitter. I'm not getting up thinking, "Oh, this'll get 'em.
I'm just doing it to look like Dolly - the Dolly that I know and the Dolly that you know. I'm a proud person. I look at it like it is. If you've got the money and you're going to be out there, you owe it to people not to look like a dog if you can help it. On writing a musical version of 9 to 5 for Broadway: It's not like this is a job that I hope I do good at. It's a joy, and it's just my nature. And I've made it into something I can make money doing. And thank God for that. Because nobody can ever make enough money for as many poor relatives as I've got.
Somebody's got a sick kid, or somebody needs an operation, somebody ain't got this, somebody ain't got that. Or to give the kids all a car when they graduate. Let them shine, let them do what they want to. And not just family - it's for a lot of other people to have their dreams, too. Going into a new business, you make a certain amount of money, build your name, build your brand, and it's prestigious, but it gives other people opportunities, too, even if it's not something I particularly want to do myself.
I'm like Barack Obama! I want to be like one of those little fainting goats that get scared and then just fall over. I want to go and go and then drop dead in the middle of something I'm loving to do. And if that doesn't happen, if I wind up sitting in a wheelchair, at least I'll have my high heels on.
If I have one more face-lift I'll have a beard. I'm a poor candidate for espionage. I used to dream, when I would go to other people's shows and the artist had songs that people sang along with, "How cool must that be? I've been working this "9 to 5" job for 30 years, so God only knows how many times on the road I've sung it. Thousands of times, for sure. But I don't get tired of it, really.
I think in a way, my music has been almost like my ministry. Hopefully, it's healing in some ways, just having a good sense of humor to be able to lift people up, to have songs that people can relate to.
It's not a crusade for me, I just think everybody should stand up and I think it's really sad when people get crucified for standing up for what they believe in. All these fine Christian-type people that seem to think they know what God wants for all of us, that's certainly more of a sin then anything they would claim about us.
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To judge people is one of the greatest sins. People say how down-home I seem to be. I think of myself as a working girl, not a star or celebrity.
I love my life, I would not bitch about it now. A lot of people do, but they don't deserve it, the fame or the money they make, when they are running away from their fans like that. There are some people who just absolutely hate fans.
I just think they're not happy in their own lives. I'm one of those people that if its something to eat I'm going to eat the whole thing, If I'm going to be in love I'm going to love you all the way and if my heart's broken, it's just shattered all to pieces. I think my life actually changed at That's when you realize you can't ride the fence anymore. You either have to get on one side or the other. I think some of my best years were between 40 and I got my priorities straight and life is good to me now.
It's only other people who say, "God, she's 50 years old! I feel like I just started. I always pattern my look after the town tramp. I swear to God that's true, but I can't give her name. Mine is only one of millions of hearts broken over the death of Whitney Houston.
I will always be grateful and in awe of the wonderful performance she did on my song and I can truly say from the bottom of my heart - Whitney, I will always love you.
You will be missed. Sometimes, my mouth is a little too big and a little too open and sounds too much like a sailor. I've never tried to be like anybody but myself. As a singer, I've never wanted to sound like anybody else. God knows, I couldn't, anyway. I just always felt I was responsible for my own personality and gifts.
I don't give advice, I might give you some information. I often want to say, "Hell, I don't know what you should do. I've got stuff to figure out in my own life. I don't want to be responsible for any boobs in the future! I had to get that off my chest. I just write all the time. In my whole life I've never had what I've heard people talk about writer's block. I've never had that. Life is like a song to me. I just hear everything in music, so I have never once thought "Well, I'm never gonna be able to write again.
I tend to over-think, because I like to write and I like to rhyme. And I like to go for really deep lines. Sometimes with my melody I'll get too many words and it's hard for anyone else to sing besides me.
You want to write songs that other people can sing, too. That's what I always loved about Merle Haggard's writing.
Same thing with Willie Nelson. They can write so simple, but still so deep and say so much. That's the kind of stuff you long for.
I do have large boobs. I've pushed them up, whacked them around. Why not make fun of them? I've made a fortune with them. In the country field, we're brought up in spiritual homes, we're taught to "judge not lest you be judged", and it's always been a mystery to me how people jump all over things just to criticize, condemn and judge other people when that is so un-Christian - and they claim to be good Christians!
We're supposed to love one another. She continued performing at every chance she got and the moment that she graduated from high school, she moved out and relocated to her native state's capital Nashville to pursue a genuine career in music. Even when she was at such a young age, her first major success came as a songwriter, after she signed a deal Combine Publishing and wrote a number of hits for artists like Hank Williams Jr, and Skeeter Davis with her uncle Bill Owens.
However, behind the scenes was never going to be enough for Parton. In she signed a record deal proper with Monument records, the problem was the she was pitched to the label as a bubblegum pop singer when she really wanted to make country music.
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As a result of this, Parton's label relented and allowed her to make country records from then on. Most notably attracting the attention of country veteran Porter Wagoner, who gave her an enormous leg up by featuring her regularly on his TV show and securing her a record deal with his label RCA. Ever since then, Parton has become arguably the most iconic country musician since Johnny Cash, with a back catalogue to rival any iconic artist from any era and the name recognition to draw a crowd of over a hundred thousand people to her concert at the Glastonbury festival, half a century after beginning her journey in music.
She remains at the top of her game, and she comes highly recommended. Live reviews Dolly Parton Many living legends have found their way onto the stage at the Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Morrison, Colorado, but very few have been able to compete with the natural spectacle of the venue.
Dolly Parton proved to be an exception to the rule on Wednesday night. At 70 years old, the woman best known for her contribution to country and western music, took one look at the grand monoliths towering above her and laughed like a little girl.