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Dolly Parton Vows Never To Quit Her Music Career, Would Rather 'Drop Dead' On Stage

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By Favour Adegoke on July 15, 2023 at 5:45 PM EDT

For Dolly Parton, there is no leaving the spotlight.

The singer, who is set to release her 49th studio album titled "Rockstar," recently revealed that she plans on pushing on with her music career till she "drops dead" on stage.

However, she admitted that she cut back on touring and wants to spend more time investing in other ventures, including acting and getting her own makeup line.

It comes after Parton scored an Emmy Nomination for her NBC special "Dolly Parton's Mountain Magic Christmas."

Keep on reading to learn more.

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'I Would Never Retire'

Dolly Parton arrives at the 57th ACM Awards in Las Vegas

In a recent interview on Greatest Hits Radio, Parton revealed that she "would never retire" from music despite her advancing age.

The "Jolene" singer, who has spent nearly six decades as a presence on both the country and pop music charts, noted that rather than retiring from music, she "would hopefully drop dead in the middle of a song on stage someday."

After expressing her desire never to leave the music spotlight, Parton acknowledged that the physical constraints that come with getting older have made her cut back on touring.

"I'm not touring anymore, but I will continue to do special shows here and there now and then, like a long weekend or festival shows," the "I Will Always Love You" crooner revealed, per Daily Mail.

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She added, "You have to stay gone so long on a tour to make it productive and prosperous, and that's a lot of time at my age – I aint' got no years to waste."

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Dolly Parton Shares Plans For The Future

Dolly Parton at the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards

Parton also shared that she hopes to invest more of her time in the film industry and is interested in putting her story on the silver screen in the near future.

"I want to have my own story called The Life of Many Colours where I have a whole TV series of my life," she revealed

As for what fans should expect from the prospective project, she revealed that it would center on the never before seen parts of her rise to fame.

"Stuff that people haven't seen or heard about me and where I come from and how I got to be how and who I am. The bad, the good and the ugly," she continued.

Additionally, Parton plans on making a move into the fashion industry, with regard to owning a "line of makeup, wigs and clothes," and hinted that she has already received offers to make such projects a reality."

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Dolly Parton Speaks On AI Being Used To Preserve Her Legacy

Behind-the-scenes of Dolly Parton s T-Mobile Super Bowl commercial

Earlier in the month, Parton gave her opinion with regard to AI technology being used as a means to preserve her legacy during a press conference in London, per CNN.

At the time, she noted that she had done enough to have "left a great body of work behind" and would "have to decide on how much of that high-tech stuff I want to be involved in because I don't want to leave my soul here on this Earth."

Although she hasn't reached a final verdict on utilizing AI, the singer wants albums like her upcoming project "Rockstar" to serve as a lasting testament to her legacy.

Scheduled for release in November 2023, "Rockstar" will be Parton's 49th studio album. It will showcase a total of 30 songs, including exciting collaborations with renowned artists such as Elton John, Sting, and Pink.

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Dolly Paton Scores Another Emmy Nomination

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Parton recently added a third Emmy nomination to her burgeoning list of accolades following the success of her NBC special "Dolly Parton's Mountain Magic Christmas."

The musical, which featured guest performances from Willie Nelson and Miley Cyrus, portrayed Parton as a fictionalized version of herself and followed her adventures to "uplift an exhausted world's spirits by sharing the unique mountain magic," per IMDB.

It was nominated in the category of Best TV Movie, alongside "Hocus Pocus 2" and "Fire Island," "Weird: The Al Yankovic Story," "Prey," and "Disenchanted."

The nomination makes it the fourth television film from the iconic singer to get a nod in this category after "Christmas on the Square," "Heartstrings," and "Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love."

Fans are relieved they'll get to hear a lot more from Dolly Parton in the years to come!

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