Dolly Parton Passionately Explained Why She Loves Touring, How She Isn’t ‘Faking’ On-Stage Energy

by Katie Maloney

Dedicated Dolly Parton fans know that Dolly is all in when it comes to her live concerts. Fans will walk away from the show having experienced the show of a lifetime. And when you give it your all every single night for countless shows a year, things may start to feel monotonous. At a certain point, many performers have to fake enthusiasm while performing. But not Dolly Parton.

During an interview in 2008, Dolly Parton made it very clear that she doesn’t have to fake her feelings when it comes to performing live.

“You know what, I’ve loved it from day one. It’s always what I’ve wanted to do, and I’m a gypsy at heart — I’ve always loved one-nighters. In fact, I much prefer doing one night or just a couple of days in a row,” said Parton. “Even when I was making big money, spending two to three weeks at a time in Vegas, I’d just get so bored being in the same spot. But I love being on stage … I’m not faking that!”

There you have it! As long as Dolly Parton can visit different cities, she’s happy. And that makes things even better for her fans because she’s likely to perform in a lot more places than other artists.

Here’s Dolly Parton’s Key to Success in Movies

Dolly Parton may love to explore new places. But when it comes to acting, she likes to stick with what she knows. During a recent interview, Parton shared the key to her success in movies. She said that she only ever accepts roles that she feels are believable for her to portray.

“When I read that part for 9 to 5, you know, it was a girl from Texas, and she was so much like me anyway, so that was not that far-fetched,” said Parton. “If I hadn’t made it in the music business, I would have been a beautician. So I understood that.”

Dolly Parton also shared that the role was close to home because she grew up styling her and her family’s hair.

“I’ve always done my own hair. I used to do my mama’s hair and my sister’s hair,” said Parton. “So every part I take, I have to be able to do that.”

She added that she also felt comfortable in her role in The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas.

“… Even The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas. Although I made a better whore than I did a secretary,” said with a laugh. “But it was still parts of my personality that I could relate to: all that gaud, showing my boobs and all that. So I always take things that I think I can pull off.”