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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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𠆚ll on Sunday! :) #DollyGlasto

— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton)

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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Kimberley Dadds is the UK celebrity editor for BuzzFeed and is based in London.
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