It was good to see Dolly Parton receive such an enthusiastic reception from the 150,000-strong crowd at the muddy Glastonbury festival last weekend. I am not a huge fan of country music, but have always appreciated Dolly as an entertainer and songwriter. I much preferred her own low-key version of I Will Always Love You, which she wrote, to Whitney Houston’s massive hit.
It takes a brave woman at the age of 68 with assorted facelifts, boob-lifts and bottom-lifts, to dress up in a rhinestone-studded trouser suit and strut about in front of a huge crowd, most of whom weren’t even born when she was already making hit records.
Dolly has handled her fame well, particularly the jokes about her generous bosom. And it still happens. This week the Daily Star couldn’t resist the headline “Dolly Gets Her Big Hits Out”.
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