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    32 Reasons To Worship Dolly Parton

    All bow down to the country queen. We will forever be in your shadow.

    1. Dolly Parton.

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    2. The icon.

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    3. The legend.


    4. The sassy blonde bombshell.

    5. Who started singing at the tender age of 7.

    6. Not only is she a true beauty.

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    7. And a phenomenally talented singer and songwriter.

    8. But she gets points for simply introducing "Jolene" into our lives.

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    9. As well as "9 to 5". <3 <3 <3

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    10. Not to mention the 100 million albums she's sold over the last 40 years.

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    11. She's a glamorous country goddess.

    12. With the best one liners in the business.

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    13. From health advice.

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    14. To her image.

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    15. She's frank.

    16. And beautifully honest.

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    17. She even has her own frigging theme park.

    18. Because she is Dolly Parton. Our queen.

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    19. She's godmother to Miley Cyrus.

    20. So we guess we have her to thank for this as well.

    21. But she's also a true romantic.

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    She met husband Carl Thomas Dean in a laundromat in 1964 – 50 years later and the pair are still together.

    22. An espouser of family values.

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    Dolly comes from a huge family – she is the fourth of twelve children.

    23. A staunch supporter of gay marriage and equal rights.

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    24. Who is full of sass, even turning down Elvis Presley.

    Before Whitney Houston covered Dolly's iconic song "I Will Always Love You", Elvis asked to record it – but he wanted half of the publishing rights, so she turned him down. Go, Dolly.

    25. She's like a beaming ray of light. Despite being 68. SIXTY EIGHT.

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    26. Yet, she still rocked Glastonbury this weekend.

    Got my @GlastoFest ticket at the ready UK! See y&#x2019A;ll on Sunday! :) #DollyGlasto

    Dolly Parton@DollyParton

    Got my @GlastoFest ticket at the ready UK! See y𠆚ll on Sunday! :) #DollyGlasto

    3:13 PM - 25 Jun 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

    27. Like the legend that she is.


    28. And blew us away with her rendition of the "Benny Hill" soundtrack on her saxophone. Yes, really.


    29. She is fabulous.

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    30. A true inspiration.

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    31. Long may she reign.

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    32. Don't ever change <3


    Watch Dolly at Glastonbury here:

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