She has nine CMA Awards, seven Grammys, two Oscar nominations and a Lifetime Achievement Award from the Recording Academy. She has sold more than 100 million albums worldwide and has been a member of the Grand Ole Opry since January 1969. We want to wish Dolly Parton and very happy 70th birthday!!
Miranda Lambert says she’s obsessed with Dolly Parton’s style. “The absolute shininess of her clothing, and her just how captivating her…everything was. Just the boots and the corsets and everything she wore was like, ‘Oh my gosh! That’s crazy to see!’”
RaeLynn says Dolly Parton and Miranda Lambert are among her favorite women on Earth. “I’m so glad God made Miranda Lambert and I’m so glad God made Dolly Parton. I’m really glad that God made Shania Twain. Those are definitely a few of my favorites. I love Reba. I think she’s an absolute doll. But my two favorites are Dolly Parton and Miranda.”
Kellie Pickler says Dolly Parton has always been cool. “Dolly is such a remarkable woman and person in general and she has this consistency about her. You know, she’s not going to compromise who she is for anyone. She also handles herself with so much grace. I think Dolly has always been cool.”
Kacey Musgraves aspires to have a long career like Dolly Parton. “I look at people like Dolly Parton, songwriters who were sassy and beautiful and also intelligent and humorous. They inspired me and if I can be at all any part of that in carrying that on, that’s just the icing on the cake for me and I feel like I’ve done my job.”
Sam Hunt his first performance in public was “Islands in the Stream” in a school talent show. “The song I did in this little talent deal was ‘Islands in the Stream,’ it was Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers. I was Kenny Rogers. My buddy that I played football with, he was a character and he dressed up and sang the Dolly Parton part. He was obviously not Dolly Parton when he stepped onstage.”
Dolly Parton explains the difference between dreams and wishes. “Dreams are special things but dreams are of no value if they’re not equipped with wings and feet and hands and all that. So, if you’re going to make a dream come true, you gotta work it. You can’t just sit around. That’s a wish. That’s not a dream.”