Growing up in the seventies in Texas, Dolly Parton was a household name. I don’t care what anyone says. I Love Her! This video below made me well up. Eat your heart out Whitney Houston! Let Dolly show you how it’s really done. And HELLO not to mention Burt Reynolds, Lookin’ fine!
One of my favorite movies growing up was 9 to 5. If you haven’t seen it- YOU BETTER! Dolly was so-ooo cute in this movie, I can’t stand it! Here is clip of Dolly,
Here are some interesting facts about Dolly you should know:
She is one of 12 children; grew up in a 1-room cabin in Tennessee.
Reportedly has her breasts insured for $600,000.
The world’s first cloned mammal, Dolly the sheep, was named after Parton.
She and her husband, Carl Dean, raised five of her younger brothers and sisters.
She was unable to have children of her own because of an allergic reaction she experienced to birth control pills when she was younger.
Wears size 5 1/2 shoes.
Created her song Nine to Five, whilst on set of the film of the same name by tapping her nails.
Her duet, Islands in the Stream, with fellow country singer Kenny Rogers was ranked the #1 duet of all time on CMT 100 greatest country duets of all time.
Here is the video below. You have got to watch this! Check out Dolly’s outfit. OMG!!!!!
I have to share with you , when I was little my parents went to Kenny Rogers concert and my mom caught a signed tambourine he threw to the audience. She was offered $100 cash that night, which she quickly declined. She still has it.
Back to the fun facts:
Dolly has her own theme park ‘Dollywood’ in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee . It is the most popular tourist attraction in the state according to the Tennessee Department of Tourist Development.
She apparently lost a Dolly Parton Look-Alike Contest.
Godmother of Miley Cyrus.
Met her future husband, Carl Dean, at a laundromat.
Direct quotes from Dolly herself:
I’m not offended by dumb blonde jokes because I know that I’m not dumb. I also know I’m not blonde.
I describe my look as a blend of mother goose, cinderella, and the local hooker!
It takes a lot of money to make a person look this cheap!
I like to buy clothes that are two sizes too small and then take them in a little.
I had to get rich so I could afford to sing like I was poor again.
(on the topic of her bust size) People always ask me if they’re mine. Yes, they are…all bought and paid for.
(alluding to her famous bust) If I build another park, it will probably be in Silicon Valley.
“I do have big tits. Always had ‘em – pushed ‘em up, whacked ‘em around. Why not make fun of ‘em? I’ve made a fortune with ‘em.” (Source: as quoted in the book “The Humour of Sex” by Robert Hale)
If I see something saggin’, baggin’ or dragin’, I’m gonna have it nipped, tucked or sucked. (Referring to Plastic Surgery)
I hope to die right in the middle of a song and right on the stage doing what I love to do. I hope to be about 120 when that happens. (Source: The Mountain Press)
“I wake up with new dreams every day. So the more I can do to channel that into things that I love to create is healthier for me and probably for everybody around me. And the older I get, the earlier I get up. The second my feet hit the floor, I’m awake. I’m like hurry, hurry. I just love life. And I feel like we ain’t got but a certain amount of time anyway. I want to make the most of all of it.” (Source: Reader’s Digest – January 2006)
I’m like a cartoon! I’ll look this way when I’m eighty. I can see it now, people will be rolling me around in a wheelchair and I’ll still have my big hair, nails, my high heels and my boobs stuck out!
I’m not like a real person. I love being artificial. I think there’s a little magic in the fact that I’m so totally real, but look so artificial at the same time.
I’m just a singer/songwriter and entertainer and I miss people and the energy of the crowd. When I play live it’s a lovefest with me and my audience. It’s how I get my rocks off.
If there’s a heaven, I hope to hell I go!
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 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.
If I have one more face-lift I’ll have a beard.
Dolly, You are just about the cutest person I’ve ever seen. I heart u!
Ms. Spitfire Girl