I had the privilege of meeting country music legend Dolly Parton this week. She’s teeny tiny and has the greatest aura going when you’re with her. She’s a wise lady too. She had some choice words of advice for the likes of Britney Spears and Lindsay Lohan. Dolly told me: “My advice for Lindsay and Britney and them girls is don’t take it seriously. It’s just a way of life for me – never saw myself as being a star or a celebrity. I think of myself as a working girl and this is my job and that’s it. You gotta learn how to pace your life…and don’t do anything you don’t want to do. When you know it’s going to be crazy don’t go to those places don’t get photographed. When I do go to those places I know what to expect – I love the fans and don’t forget they’re who are paying my bills! Also try to be yourself because if you get away from that then you’ll really get lost!”
Dolly is also hoping to get a call from Lady Gaga to do a duet – and she thinks it would be an awesome collaboration. Dolly said: “She hasn’t asked me to do anything yet but I would certainly do it because I love her to death. It would be fun because we’re both very gaudy! I was very outrageous and gaudy ever since the early days and she is too – so we sure could have some fun.
“I love Britney and Gaga and all the new girls – I love their music, I love watching people grow and seeing things change with the times, every generation has it’s own music and it’s own fashion and I love being around to see all of that.”
Make sure you get tickets to see Dolly tour in the summer – go to www.livenation.co.uk for more information on dates!