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Dolly Parton on ‘Pure & Simple,’ Hillary, & ‘9 to 5’ reunion

Larry King NowAug 24 '16

It’s Dolly! The legendary entertainer welcomes Larry King to her Nashville studio to discuss her new album, her enduring career, and her longtime support for the LGBTQ community. Plus, Dolly on reuniting with her ‘9 to 5’ co-stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, and the possibility of Hillary Clinton becoming the first female president of the United States.


*Posted Online on Ora.TV on Aug 24th 2016:

“Someone told me it’s 43 [albums] or something like that. I’ve been at this a long time, I’m just like you. Actually I started when I was young in local radio and television back in East Tennessee, so I’ve been at this for 60 years.” —Dolly Parton on her long career in entertainment

“I write all the time. I may be making breakfast and all of a sudden I’ll get a idea for a song or I’ll be humming a melody and I’ll run and write it down so I don’t forget it. I’m always coming up with good titles.” —Dolly Parton on her writing process

“I decided to do an album of love songs because I have been married 50 years this past year. What a good year to write love songs, I know about love. So I thought I’d just draw from all the feelings I’ve had.” —Dolly Parton on how she came up with her ‘Pure and Simple’ album

“I love my bus. I have a great tour bus. One of those you convert into a wonderful home. W’ve got everything there, and it’s just so much easier. All your things are already there, you don’t have to go back and forward into a hotel room. I just pull up to the stage, do a show, leave and I can go right to bed.” —Dolly Parton on why she sleeps on her tour bus instead of staying in hotels

“I do have to work, because I love it. I don’t have to do it for money but I still have to work for my soul and for my mind. I love it I love to work. I don’t think of my life in terms of money. I am grateful for all of it but I’m like my daddy, I need to be working for a living!” —Dolly Parton on why she still is working after 60 years in the industry

“I’m always outspoken of being accepting of others in general. I do not believe we should criticize and judge other people. I think that we should be accepting and loving. We are all God’s children. We are who we are and we should be allowed to be who we are.” —Dolly Parton on her support of the LGBT community 

“I was surprised when Whitney Houston sang ‘I Will Always Love You’ that it became such a big hit… When I first recorded it, it was a number one song for me in 1972. Then when I did ‘Best Little Whorehouse in Texas’ we did it again for the movie and it became number one again. That was the first time the same song had been number one by the same artist… Who could do it better than [Whitney]? She took it all over the world.” —Dolly Parton on Whitney Houston's cover of her song, ‘I Will Always Love You’