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Cole Swindell Wishes We All ‘Looked at Life Like Dolly Does’ after Dolly Parton Declines TN Statue

by Keeli Parkey
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You can add Cole Swindell to the very, very, very long list of people who love Dolly Parton. On Thursday (Feb. 18), the 37-year-old singer and songwriter shared his admiration for the country music legend via Twitter.

“What did we do to deserve (Dolly Parton)?!!! Imagine a world where we all looked at life like Dolly does…I’d move there yesterday,” Swindell shared on the social media platform. Along with the comment, he retweeted a message Parton had shared earlier on Thursday. You can check out Cole Swindell’s tweet below.

In Dolly Parton’s message that Swindell shared, she said that she is asking Tennessee state legislators to stop moving forward with a bill that would result in a statue of her being placed at the Tennessee State Capitol. In true Dolly Parton style, she declines the honor with grace and humility.

Cole Swindell’s Twitter followers overwhelmingly agreed with his feelings about Dolly.

“It’s difficult to think of a kinder, gentler, funnier, more humble soul than Dolly Parton. She is truly a national treasure,” one fan said in response.

One fan shared this sentiment in response to Swindell: “This is why this incredible woman is loved by all who know and idolize this woman. Dolly you are a national treasure!!”

Another fan was happy to see that fame hadn’t changed Dolly Parton and her values. “Yes she really is a good person. Celebrity status hasn’t changed her for the worse, like many other celebrities,” this fan said.

One fan believes it is possible to live in the world Cole Swindell references in his tweet. “You can. Close your eyes and throw on some classic Dolly tunes. I live there,” this fan posted.

Cole Swindell Shares Dolly Parton’s Message about Capitol Statue

In her letter declining the statue on the grounds of the Tennessee State Capitol, Dolly Parton says: “I want to thank the Tennessee legislature for their consideration of a bill to erect a statue of me on the Capitol grounds. I am honored and humbled by their intention but I have asked the leaders of the state legislature to remove the bill from any and all consideration.

“Given all that is going on in the world, I don’t think putting me on a pedestal is appropriate at this time,” Parton continues. “I hope, though, that somewhere down the road several years from now or perhaps after I’m gone if you still feel I deserve it, then I’m certain I will stand proud in our great State Capitol as a grateful Tennessean.

“In the meantime, I’ll continue to try to do good work to make this great state proud,” she concludes.

After reading her kind message you can’t help but think that Cole Swindell is right – we should all want to live in a world where people think and act like Dolly Parton.