Dolly Parton knows what it takes to become the queen of country music. And in some ways, the songstress believes it requires defying what everyone else advises! As a result, Dolly has listened to herself rather than obey.
Find out Parton’s three secrets to turning songs like “Backwoods Barbie” into a success. And see why her hair symbolizes one of her biggest secrets. Get the latest Dolly Parton news below.
Dolly Parton Loves Her ‘Backwoods Barbie’ Style!
Big hair, big voice, big presence! Dolly Parton credits her over-sized style for much of her success. And one of her secrets is linked to that sky-high hairdo, reported Celeb Bitchy.
But Dolly shared that to achieve her style, she had to ignore all the advice she received. “The main advice that people wanted to give me was to change my look – to go simpler with my hair and the way that I dress. Not to look so cheap, nobody was ever going to take me seriously, they would say,” recalled Parton.
However, as the country music songstress described in her “Backwoods Barbie” song, she believed that she could succeed without surrendering her background. “The way I look and the way I looked then was a country girl’s idea of glam, just like I wrote in my ‘Backwoods Barbie’ song. People wanted me to change, they thought I looked cheap. But I patterned my look after the town tramp.”
And although Dolly knows that so-called town tramp got dubbed trashy, she just ignored the slander. As a result, Parton took that look and made it her own. Because she vowed to stay true to herself, the country music queen has created an appearance that helped make her a star!
Dolly Parton Spills Her Secrets
But although Dolly views her appearance as her top secret, Parton also has learned two more ways to hold onto her fame. First, the country music queen believes that getting up early helps her creativity. And at 76, she has no plans to slow down!
“I’ve got so many irons in the fire that sometimes I’m burning my own butt. I have to get up earlier, I have to work longer, and I have to have a bigger cup of ambition in the morning to get it all done,” gushed Dolly. And as a creative woman, Parton believes that taking on new challenges helps her create. “Energy begets energy and creativity begets creativity, so I just really have to stay with it because I want to see things happen, I want to make things happen,” she summed up.
And her last but not least important secret involves keeping it simple. Because Dolly has become such a powerhouse, she has learned to relax at the end of the day. For instance, Parton enjoys cooking, reading, and chatting with her husband Carl Thomas Dean. But the country music songstress also combines prayer with people.
“I always say when things are bad I pray, when they get worse, I pray harder,” she shared. And Dolly also appreciates her friends. “I like to enjoy my work, I like to have it be fun, and I like the people around me to have fun doing it.” As for regrets? “My biggest regret is I have no regrets,” joked Parton.
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