Can we take a moment to appreciate that Better Day is Dolly Parton’s freaking 41st studio album? Much respect, Dolly, much respect. What makes Dolly tunes so amazing is that they can take lyrics that would normally make me roll my eyes—for example, “Together you and I can stop the rain/ and make the sun shine”—but with her voice and the sheer power of her optimism, it makes me think, Yes, we can make the sun shine! This album is the perfect thing to play at your Fourth of July BBQ over the long weekend or to put on the stereo for that road trip to Dollywood.
“If you think I’m going to sit here and pass judgment on Miley, you’re wrong. I think she’s beautiful. I love her. She’s trying to grow up, you know, I remember when I was horny and young. … She’s got the legs that go forever. It’ll take people a while to get over her being Hannah Montana. The girl’s talented. The girl’s beautiful and, you know, it’s shocking just like [she’s] your own daughter. Everybody looks at her like [she’s] your own kid… I’m not passing judgment. So, we can just leave that at that.”
— Dolly Parton, the voice of reason in the moral panic over Miley Cyrus‘ sexuality, on “Access Hollywood.” [Bumpshack] Keep reading »
If you are a fan of all things Dolly Parton, we know what you’ll be doing on July 3 at 8 p.m. Clear your schedule because the Hallmark Channel is airing a musical tribute to Dolly called “Dolly Celebrates 25 Years of Dollywood.” Miley Cyrus, Billy Ray Cyrus ,and Kenny Rogers are all set to perform and Reba McEntire, Brad Paisley, and Kenny Chesney will be making guest appearances. More importantly, however, the show will explore the Dollywood theme park, which is awesomely amazing. Seriously, we want to go. Now. Here’s why. [Hallmark Channel] Keep reading »
“I usually get up at 3 am. I don’t require a lot of sleep and if I get tired, I’ll take a power nap during the day. When my [husband] Carl is awake, I’ll put on my makeup and roll my hair a little, because I don’t want to look bad for him, do I?”
— Dolly Parton, who makes the rest of us lazy girls look more sane [Contact Music] Keep reading »