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Dolly Parton plans to slow down work in 2021 after becoming ‘sick of herself’

The Independent logo The Independent 30/11/2020 Adam White

Dolly Parton has announced her intention to slow down work in 2021, after becoming “sick of Dolly Parton”.

The country icon is the star of a new Netflix Christmas film and has just released a new Christmas album, while she is the face of a number of different brands. But such saturation has led Parton to decide to retreat from the spotlight next year.

“I’m sick of Dolly, ain’t you?” Parton told T Magazine. “With all the stuff coming out, it’s like, if I hear one more product, one more story, one more thing about Dolly Parton…

“I think, ‘Well, maybe I better hang it up for a while next year.’”

The report indicates that Parton’s manager Danny Mozell confirmed the singer-songwriter’s words, with Parton planning on “pulling back” in 2021 “to avoid oversaturating the market”.


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Despite her plans, Parton told T Magazine that she has no intention of slowing down all together. “It starts with a song, and I hope it’ll end with a song,” she explained, adding that she will still release music even if she gets to a point where she can no longer tour.

“[I can] do my a cappella album: ‘From the Bedside With Dolly’! ‘Dolly’s Deathbed Songs’! … That paints a picture, don’t it?”

Dolly Parton holding a sign posing for the camera: Dolly Parton at an awards show in 2019Jason Kempin/Getty Images © Provided by The Independent Dolly Parton at an awards show in 2019Jason Kempin/Getty Images

Parton, who recently opened up about helping fund a Covid-19 vaccine, also revealed that she prays and works on a handful of side projects between the hours of 3am and 7am – all before her actual work day begins.

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