I don’t know about you, but I’ve never met anyone who dislikes Dolly Parton. At this point, she’s so much more than a country music icon and skillful songwriter. Dolly is a philanthropist, an actress, an author, a style icon, and so much more. Her fashion sense, almost as much as her music, has set her apart for decades. Dolly’s style is big, bright, and eye-catching. American Pickers fans already know that Danielle Colby can get on board with that. So, they weren’t surprised to see Dani share one of Dolly’s posts on her Instagram stories.
Yesterday, Dolly Parton posted a throwback photo in an outfit that shows why she’s still a style icon. In the snap, Parton is sporting some massive patchwork bell-bottoms, a flowing crocheted top, and a glowing smile. In the caption, she wrote, “I like my outfits with a little sparkle and a whole lot of flare.” Danielle Colby shared the post with a perfect one-word response, “Same.”
Fans of American Pickers know that Danielle Colby isn’t exaggerating. Even when she’s dressed in something low-key her unique fashion sense shines through. Additionally, Dani is a longtime burlesque performer. She builds elaborate and eye-catching costumes for those performances. So, it only seems natural that she and Dolly Parton agree on fashion.
Danielle Colby Met Dolly Parton on American Pickers
Being on American Pickers gives Danielle Colby and the rest of the crew the chance to see and do things they wouldn’t otherwise experience. For instance, in the show’s 11th season, Dani met Dolly Parton while the guys were picking for Dollywood, Parton’s Tennessee-based theme park.
Mike and Frank were looking for vintage fire equipment to decorate Dollywood’s FireChaser Express rollercoaster. While the guys were out hunting for rusty gold, Danielle Colby and Lauren Wray were at the park. That’s when they happened upon Dolly.
They were talking to their guide at the park when Danielle Colby spotted the legend herself. Their guide asked if they’d like to meet her. Dani stumbled over her words before she could finally say yes. However, she was worried that Dolly would be too busy and that they would be interrupting. Their guide waved off her concerns and soldiered on to make the introductions.
In a cutaway, Danielle Colby said that the American Pickers team has worked for some interesting clients before. In particular, she named William Shatner and Jack White. But, Dolly was a whole new level. “There’s something about Dolly. She is the epitome… I don’t know she just takes the cake.”
Check out the video below to see how excited Dani was to meet Dolly Parton face-to-face. Then, hear Parton talk briefly about why Dollywood is so important to her.