Dolly Parton smiling

Why Dolly Parton has no retirement plans

The country music legend doesn’t care that she is almost hitting her 75th birthday. In fact, now she is busier than ever, having just launched a Christmas record, starred in a Netflix musical, written a memoir and even helped fund research into Covid-19 vaccine. Keep reading as we reveal the secret that keeps her going strong!  

  • Dolly Rebecca Parton was born on 19 January 1946 in Locust Ridge, Tennessee.
  • On May 30, 1966, Parton married her husband Carl Dean. The couple celebrated their 50th anniversary in 2016 by renewing their vows.
  • The music legend is the godmother of pop singer Miley Cyrus. She has been a friend with her father, Billy Ray Cyrus, since the 90s.
  • Parton’s fortune in 2020 is estimated at $600 million. The generous star donated $1 million to fund Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccine research.
Dolly Parton performing live on stage.

Dolly Parton revealed that she never wants to retire. The 74-year-old music icon has been in the spotlight for decades since the 60s, but confessed she has no interest in slowing down or taking a break, because she loves writing songs and playing music too much to quit.

Parton's Imagination Library brings free books to children

“Jolene” singer said that she doesn’t want to stop, especially after you get older, you need things to do.I’d rather wear out than rust out. You only have one life. No, I won’t retire. I might pull back if my husband’s not well or if I’m physically not well. But I’d never do it for any other reason.”

Dolly is really busy this holiday season!

Surprisingly the hit maker doesn’t feel exhausted by having too much on her plate. Despite being busy with her music career, running a charity called Imagination Library, she also owns a theme park named Dollywood (which is the biggest tourist attraction in Tennessee). She reckons that’s her way of life.

"Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square" Netflix poster

Now she is promoting her latest album, new book “Dolly Parton: Songteller, My Life In Lyrics” and “Christmas On The Square” a Netflix movie musical, so she may be a little frustrated because there’re so many products to promote. 

However, the “9 to 5” songwriter just pulls back and reflects that is what she wants, this is her dream come true, and then she goes back to business.

Corey Robertson

Corey Robertson is an American journalist and writer. She has over 20 years experience in the movie industry. A pretzels fan who loves Hollywood romantic comedies and a walk in the park. + info

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