This year Dolly Parton is headlining a 60-city tour, developing a TV series based on her life and launching two albums, including Pure & Simple. No mean feat for a young performer, but at 70, the Backwoods Barbie shows no sign of slowing down.
In a wide-ranging interview with the New York Times, Parton expressed how much joy she gets from seeing fans at concerts—even when they’re dressed like her.
“I think it’s fun! You know, we usually have boys all dressed like me, and so when I do ’Jolene’ and I see a bunch of drag queens out there, I start singing [to the tune of the “Jolene” chorus] “drag queen, drag queen, drag queen! Please don’t take my man!” [Laughing]”
Dolly says she’s proud of her big gay following, teasing “sometimes some of them look more like me than I do.”
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