The famous 76-year-old country music star Dolly Parton is well-known in both pop culture and the music business.
Even though she has spent most of her life acting and singing, this Tennessee native has become a true legend, making her many fans happy along the way.
But now is the time for the legendary superstar to say that she will no longer be touring, but she will still be putting out new songs.
Dolly Parton made it clear in a recent interview that she will no longer be going on trips. What she said:
“Every once in a while, I’ll put on short shows. You could do a long weekend of shows or just a few at a fair. I don’t want to go on a full-on tour anymore, though.”
It’s clear that Dolly Parton, who had a hard childhood in the Appalachians but went on to become one of the biggest stars in show business, will be sorely missed on stage.
At 76 years old, the famous country music star has chosen to focus on recording music and spending time with her husband, Carl Thomas Dean, instead of going on tours.
In 1964, they met in front of the Wishy Washy Laundromat in Nashville, Tennessee. Carl was 21 years old, and Dolly was only 18. During that moment, Carl felt like there was something truly unique about her.
He later talked about the event, saying, “My first thought was, ‘I’m going to marry that girl.'” My second thought was, ‘Lord, she’s good lookin’.’ That was the start of my life. “The last fifty years have been the best of my life.”
In an interview with the New York Times in 1976, Dolly said that Carl saw her from his pickup truck and “hollered” at her.
In the beginning, she turned down his date offer. A few days later, though, she asked him over while she was taking care of her nephew. And that was the start of a love story that would last a lifetime.
Dolly and Carl chose to get married in Ringgold, Georgia, in May 1966. It was a small, private wedding. Dolly and Carl were excited to start their life together, even though her record label wanted them to put off the wedding because of her rising stardom. So that the event would be less public, they picked Georgia over Tennessee. Dolly, Carl, and her mother were the only ones there.
Dolly and Carl’s love has grown stronger since that important day. They celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary with joy by redoing their vows, which shows how committed they are to each other.
Their time together will be even more valuable now that Dolly has decided to stop travel. In an honest conversation with Pollstar, Dolly told them why she did what she did:
“I’ve spent my whole life on the road, which takes a lot of time and energy.” I’d rather spend time with my husband at home. “Being away for weeks at a time doesn’t work for me right now,” Dolly said. “Something could happen,” she said. Not being there when someone needs me would make me feel bad. Or I’d feel bad if I had to miss a tour because I had to help someone at home, which would make the fans sad.
Dolly also said that her most recent musical projects are focused on rock ‘n’ roll, which is a style of music that her husband likes. Dolly was even nominated for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in May of this year.
“I thought, ‘Well, there’s no better time to do it.'” — Rock & Roll Hall of Fame nominee This is something I’ve always wished to do. For years, I’ve thought, “One of these days, I’d like to put together an album mainly for him, just as a little something special.” My husband really loves hard rock ‘n’ roll.
Dolly has been busy with her new NBC show, “Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas,” which went on air on December 1. Aside from that, she’s been working on her new record.
“There’s a show inside a show.” We are paying attention to the emotional side. It shows everything that goes on behind the scenes while a show is being put together. All the arguments with directors, the problems with artists, the accidents where scenery falls, and everything else that happens behind the scenes. There’s no way I could call it acting because I’m being myself here. Dolly is the only one playing a part.
Dolly is also working on a movie with Reese Witherspoon, who used to be an actor and is now a director. The movie is called “Run, Rose, Run,” and it’s based on a book with the same name that Witherspoon and James Patterson wrote together.
Health of Dolly Parton: For many of us, Dolly Parton has always been a symbol of power and resilience. But as we’ve seen, she has her own reasons for not going on as many long trips. It all makes sense when you think about what she’s been through.
It’s important to listen to your body, and Dolly knows that. While she was sick in the 1980s, she decided to keep going for the sake of her career.
She got very sick when she was 35 and even passed out on stage during a show in Indianapolis. At the height of her fame, this famous country singer was told she had endometriosis, a disease that causes pain, heavy periods, tiredness, and the growth of the lining of the uterus on other organs.
Dolly, on the other hand, brushed it off, calling her pain “feminine difficulties.” In Indianapolis, her doctor told her to take a break before the show, but she decided to go anyway. When she passed out on stage, she was flown to New York to see an expert. The last 30 dates of her 35-city U.S. and Canadian tour had to be pushed back because of health worries.
Not long after that, she had a partial hysterectomy.
“I got away with murder.” I wasn’t paying attention to what I ate, I wasn’t thinking about my health, and I wasn’t taking care of myself. I worked hard, but I had a lot of mental and emotional problems going on underneath.
Dolly, now live your life to the fullest. We love you always.