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    Posted on Jun 30, 2014

    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.

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    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.

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    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.

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

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    27. Like the legend that she is.

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

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    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

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    Watch Dolly at Glastonbury here:

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