Dolly Parton interview: ‘I want to look like Adele’
It is 50 years since the entry of Dolly Parton’s first US charts, with happy Oriental melody cover, holiday happy baby birth.
Song enamored totaled only 108, but “dirt poor” Tennessee singer set on the road to fame.
Since then, it has sold more than 100 million albums and topped the country chart 25 times, and won eight Grammy Awards – but she did not show any signs of slowing down.
“Almost every day I came with some songs or addresses a melody sweet,” says the man, aged 70, who claims that he wrote more than 3,000 songs in her career.
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Her latest album, pure and simple, and came out on Friday, featuring new songs with stripped down arrangements to remember the early days of her career.
It has a romantic theme overwhelmingly inspired to renew her wedding vows earlier this year. And just like the graph of her career, her marriage to Carl Dean turned 50 this year.
“I thought, Well, this would be a good year to write the album of love songs,” she says. “I have not done it before. It was usually a song or the story of the gospel song, but that’s all the love stories.”
Arrested on the BBC with the star to discuss the new record, her legendary Glastonbury set, and why she admires Adele.