Dolly Parton turns 77!

Dolly Parton Celebrates 77th Birthday With New Inspirational Song, Check It Out!

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By Fiyin Olowokandi on January 22, 2023 at 5:00 AM EST

Dolly Parton is gifting the world a new song on her 77th birthday. 

The legendary singer, with her over three decades of career in country music, is the gift that keeps giving. She thrilled her fans with a new song which is the first single since the release of "Bets On Us" with the band Cheat Codes earlier in the month. 

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Dolly Parton Celebrates Her 77th Birthday With A New Song 

The “Coat Of Many Colors” singer wished herself a happy birthday in a heartwarming video shared on her Instagram, singing a cute birthday song for herself. After singing, she noted that she wanted to give to the world instead of receiving gifts. 

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Parton told her fans, “Somebody said, 'What are you gonna get on your birthday?' I said, 'I'm not gonna get. I'm gonna give.' I've got a song that I'm dropping today on my birthday.” The songwriter further shared her revelation about the song, “It's a song that came to me in a dream, and I felt like it was worth putting out there. Something special — well, it's special to me."

"I had a dream about God standing on a mountain, looking down on us, saying, 'Don't make me have to come down there,'" she said.

"And then it woke me up. I got up. I started writing this song over a period of weeks, months. I finished it as things would come to me, and I just felt like I should drop it on my birthday. So, I hope you enjoy it."

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Several fans and other celebrities wished the icon a happy birthday. A follower raved, “You’re the best Dolly! Just like you to share your heart and music with us on your birthday. Joy and light to you ❤️. Jerry Saltz penned, “Thank you for changing the world ??”

The new single titled “Don’t Make Me Have To Come Down There,” was created in Parton’s usual fusion of acoustic guitar, and the lyrics were written from the perspective of God. "Don't make me have to come down there," Parton sang. "My children, you had best beware / If you don't pay attention consequences will be dire / Don't make me have to come down there.”

The song’s cover art showed an open sky with light from it illuminating several tall buildings, which presumably signifies God looking down on the earth. 

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Fans would recall that the “Jolene” singer’s career started at an early age, having been born to musically talented parents. Per reports, Parton professionally recorded her first song, “Puppy Love,” in 1957. 

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However, the 77-year-old’s career fully started ten years after, when her songs began to gain recognition on the Billboard country chart thanks to her two singles for Monument Records: "Dumb Blonde" (No. 24) and "Something Fishy" (No. 17).

Subsequently, her single “Joshua” earned her the No.1 spot on the Billboard chart.  Also, Parton’s 13th studio album “Jolene” topped the charts in 1974. Three years later, another album from the singer, “Here You Come Again,” earned her a Grammy award. 

The well-recognized singer took a turn into acting and starred in “9 to 5,” which featured her hit song of the same name, and her performance earned her several awards. Ever since, she has been on a roll, blessing fans with her impressive vocals and her big heart! 

Dolly Parton Paired Up With Dionne Warwick For A New Song, Fans Get Excited

In addition to “Don’t Make Me Have To Come Down There,” Parton is set to drop a new song in collaboration with her good friend, Dionne Warwick.

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The Blast updated that the “Heartbreaker” singer took to Instagram to break the news to her fans. “We’re very excited that I’ll have a date for release very, very soon.” Warwick announced. “So, keep your eyes and ears open. Me and Dolly are just over the moon about it.”

Fans were also over the moon with this announcement and expressed it in the comments. An excited fan wrote, “Oh you 2 absolute legends, what joyous and beautiful news that you’re collaborating ?,” and another follower gushed, “You and Dolly.OMG — in the best way–this is going to be so powerful and amazing.I know it because I love you xx.”

An avid fan added, “OMG!!! 2 of my favorite people together on a duet is everything I need for 2023! Love you Ms Warwick?”

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