Dolly Parton Reveals When She Plans To Retire

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Shawn Lealos

Dolly Parton has been one of the top stars in the world of country music for decades now, and she finally revealed when she plans to retire. Parton took part in an interview on the Greatest Hits Radio show and she said exactly when fans should prepare for her to start winding down her career.

Here is what the country music legend said about her possible retirement.

Dolly Parton talks about retirement

In an appearance on the Greatest Hits Radio show, the idea of retirement came up. That is when Dolly Parton announced when she might retire from the music industry. The good news is that there are no plans for her retirement. Instead, Dolly said she never ever plans to retire. “I would never retire. I’ll just hopefully drop dead in the middle of a song onstage someday,” Dolly said.

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Hopefully, that isn’t what will happen, but the 77-year-old Hall of Fame musician has big plans to keep making music and performing for her fans for years to come. Dolly, who has been married to Carl Thomas Dean for almost 60 years, said she will keep performing concerts as long as her body allows her to.

According to Dolly, all that matters to her is that her health is good and Carl is also okay. Those are the only instances that she said she would ever consider slowing down in her career. Since releasing her first album in 1967, Dolly Parton released 65 studio albums, the Guinness World Record for a female country singer. She also said she has plans for more businesses, including makeup, wigs, and clothes, as well as a new network show in the works.

Dolly Parton starting a new phase in her career

Dolly Parton got a surprise honor when she entered the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. The singer-songwriter initially declined the invitation, saying she didn’t deserve it because she wasn’t a rock and roll singer. However, those close to her convinced her to take the honor because the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame isn’t just about rock stars, with several genres included.

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Despite this, Dolly wanted to do something to prove that she deserved the spot. While she understood there were other non-rock stars in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Dolly wanted to at least have something in her career that could be defined as rock and roll if she would enter as an honoree.

Dolly released the album titled Rockstar, which had her cover several rock songs and even added a few originals. It was Dolly’s first rock album. She covered songs by Journey, The Police, Bob Seger, Blondie, Lynard Skynard, The Beetles, Queen, Elton John, and the Rolling Stones, among others.

What are your thoughts about Dolly Parton’s vision of how she will end her career? Let us know in the comments below.

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