During the Thanksgiving Day game between the Dallas Cowboys and the Washington Commanders, Dolly Parton surprised football fans everywhere by performing a halftime show.
A replica Dallas Cowboys cheerleader dress caused a stir as the 77-year-old music star hit the stage in center field.
Despite her set malfunctioning during rehearsals, Parton controlled the stage while singing her best hits.
Dolly’s stunning appearance and incredible voice astounded the audience.
The comments section exploded with people gushing over the performer.
“I hope I look like Dolly when I’m older,” one person commented. “She looks better at 77 than I do at 31 lol,” another quipped.
“I think she looks incredibly amazing, regardless of her age! She’s an icon, period!”
Your thoughts on Dolly Parton’s show?
Dolly Parton is always producing new music, and she never fails to astound us.
With the release of her new book Behind the Seams: My Life in Rhinestones on October 17 and her first-ever rock album Rockstar on November 17, the 77-year-old is gearing up to have a spectacular close to 2023. Dolly Parton time is here, y’all!
In an interview with The Guardian on Monday, October 9, Parton discussed her personal style and how she has always remained true to herself while also promoting her new book and CD.
She went against the grain even when her loved ones disapproved of her fashion choices.
She credits the ‘town tramp,’ a local woman she describes as ‘flamboyant’ with ‘bright red lipstick, long red fingernails,’ as an influence on her personal style.
She idolized this woman for her appearance, her sense of style, and her magnetic presence, and she would seek her out whenever the family went into town.
“She had high-heeled shoes, little floating plastic goldfish in the heels of them, short skirts, low-cut tops, and I just thought she was beautiful,” Dolly Parton said of the infamous ‘town tramp.’ “When people would say, ‘She ain’t nothing but trash,’ I would always say, ‘Well, that’s what I’m gonna be when I grow up.’”
When she was younger, her sense of style and wardrobe selections made headlines for all the wrong reasons.
Her sharecropper father and her preacher grandfather both disapproved of the way she dressed, but she never let their disapproval stop her from being herself.
“I was willing to pay for it. I’m very sensitive, I didn’t like being disciplined – it hurt my feelings so bad to be scolded or whipped or whatever. But sometimes there’s just that part of you that’s willing, if you want something bad enough, to go for it,” she told The Guardian. She desired it intensely and made the effort to have it.
Not only did her loved ones disapprove of her aesthetic, but so did the executives of her record label. Despite this, she was never deterred. She acknowledges that she has cared (and does care) about what others think of her, but she has never let that concern prevent her from being authentic or following her own path.
“That was what my mama always used to say: to thine own self be true. I put a lot of stock in that,” she said in her interview. “Everything I do, whether it’s my personality, how I conduct myself and business, or whatever, if I do it my way, according to what I understand and believe, there’s a strength in that.”
Dolly Parton on style, stardom and sexists: ‘I know how to push men off and get the hell away’ https://t.co/1Y0KlWVQg7— The Guardian (@guardian) October 9, 2023
Dolly Parton Gives Credit for Her Success to Her Parents
Dolly Parton is one of the best-selling music performers of all time, with a career spanning 67 years.
If you ask her, she owes a lot of her success to her parents, who she claims gave her all the tools she needed: her mother’s creativity and spirituality, and her father’s work ethic and business sense.
“I like to think that I got the best of my dad and my mom. It’s kept me as a businesswoman, knowing what I need to do, not just to get out and sing,” she says of her parents’ influence.
Those resources allowed her to amass a fortune of over $500 million and a song repertoire of over 3,000 tracks.
She started writing songs when she was 7 years old, and although she has retired from performing, she says she still writes music whenever she has free time.
She has a strict practice of jotting down musical inspirations as soon as they strike so that she doesn’t lose them.
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“I’ve always got something around to write on—cheeking gum papers, napkins in a restaurant—I never know when an idea is going to hit me, and I do not like to lose them because usually they don’t come back. I’m sure I’ve lost so many great ideas because I didn’t have pen and paper,” she told The Guardian.
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