Dolly Parton has some good advice for aspiring musicians. The country singer certainly knows what she is talking about, having been in the business for over five decades.
She was just a teenager feuded by her desire to make music and perform when she first started in the industry. Today, Parton is using all the mistakes, lessons and tough times she has endured throughout her career to impart some wisdom on those just starting in the business.
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— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) December 1, 2019
“I think if you’ve got the talent and you’ve got the faith and you’ve got the willingness to get out there and do it, just do it. Don’t listen to people. If you feel like that’s a burning desire and you’ve got a gift, I just say develop that, motivate that, be willing to sacrifice if you have to, but never sacrifice your morals and your principals and your values,” she revealed in a recent interview with SiriusXM.
The actress celebrated 50-years of being a member at the Grand Ole Opry, with a star-studded celebration that aired on NBC last week. Parton talked about her early days at the Opry, which included a massive crush on John Cash, in an interview with Seth Meyers on Late Night with Seth Meyers.
“I became a member 50 years ago. That was my dream to be a member, but I’ve been actually doing the Opry for 60 years. I was on when I was 13. It was amazing because my uncle Bill Owens used to take me back and forth to Nashville. That was when Johnny Cash was first on the scene. He was the sexiest thing I’d ever seen. I was looking at him and I was feeling all these things that you feel. That’s the first time I really understood what sex appeal really was. And I just really fell into a burning fire! But I loved him. He introduced me,” Parton expressed.
— Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) November 22, 2019
Dolly Parton has had one of the most successful careers in country music. The 73-year-old is all about giving back. She supports several charities and has never forgotten her humble beginnings. Parton is also giving back by sharing advice to those looking to have a career in music. Don’t listen to people are her words of wisdom.
There is really is no one quite like the talented, generous, blunt, brutally honest, sweet and grateful, Dolly Parton. It is so nice to see a celebrity of her statue still so grounded.