Dolly Parton revealed that her grandfather used to physically punish her because of the way she dressed.
The 77-year-old singer was famous for styling her look as a “city tramp” – a local woman who wears high heels and pencil skirts – who she admitted her father and grandfather “hated” with.
The 9 to 5 singer said that her grandfather, Pastor Jake Owens, went so far as to physically reprimand her for her choice of clothing, and that she was “berated” and “whipped.”
Talking to Watchman The newspaper said: I was willing to pay for it. I’m very sensitive, and I didn’t like to be disciplined – it hurt my feelings badly when I got scolded or whipped or whatever.
“But sometimes, there’s that part of you that’s willing, if you want something bad enough, to go after it.”
“I’ve been in this for a long time, I’ve worn some of the weirdest things, and my hairstyles have always been there,” she continued. At the time you think you look good, and then you look back on it, like, what was I thinking?
Dolly’s signature outfits will include miniskirts, low-cut tops, and bright lipstick.
The Jolene hitmaker – who has been married to Karl Dean for 57 years – has amassed an empire worth more than £400million, but has had to work to overcome harmful ideas about her because she is a woman.
She addressed sexism in the industry, admitting that she knows how to “manoeuvre” a crowd of men and can put a man “in his place.”
The singer estimates she has written about 3,000 songs and sold more than 100 million records worldwide.
It also co-owns Dollywood, which includes an amusement park and water park.
In July, the singer said she would “rather die” than retire after six decades in the music industry.
I will never retire. “I hope to drop dead in the middle of a song on stage one day – and I hope I’ve written it – but that’s where I hope to go.” Greatest Radio Hits.
“I don’t have much of a choice but in the meantime, I’ll make hay while the sun shines.”
While the country music sensation is determined to continue performing, she admitted that she has cut back on her work schedule in some aspects.
“I’m no longer touring but I will continue to do special shows here and there every now and then like long weekend or festival shows,” she said.
‘But as far as touring goes, I think those days are pretty much behind me… You have to stay away for a long time on tour to make it fruitful and prosperous, and that’s a lot of time at my age – I don’t have years to waste.’
Dolly’s new album “Rockstar”, her 49th studio album, is scheduled for release in November 2023.
The album will feature 30 songs – nine original Parton tracks and 21 classic rock songs with collaborators like Elton John, Sting, Pink and more.
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