Dolly Parton is an icon, a legend, and one of the few celebrities that everyone loves. Seriously, have you ever heard anyone say anything bad about Dolly? No! Of course not because she’s an amazing woman. The country music superstar has had a long lasting industry career. Seriously, you have to salute a woman who can be universally beloved after decades.
In a recent interview, however, Dolly Parton was more than happy to share that she still embraces some Playboy fun. Parton appeared in 1978 as the cover model for the nude magazine. Apparently, she had re-did the cover for her husband for his birthday, which, you know, is pretty sweet. If we’re being 100% honest because you should feel sexy at any age.
Why did Dolly Parton recreate the cover? What else has the icon done recently? Let’s dive in to see everything and anything about the country music superstar.
On Tuesday, July 20, which is the birthday for Dolly Parton’s husband Carl, the singer posted a video on social media showing her in a Playboy bunny outfit. This look was definitely a recreation of the 1978 cover where she also pledged to pose again when she turned 75. Parton turned 75 on January 19 of this year. So, well, hello Dolly! She looks pretty fierce.
Parton captioned the image with, “It’s always #HotGirlSummer for my husband, Carl 💝 Happy birthday my love!” You go, Dolly. She also used the video that she posted to explain the history behind the look that she was rocking. Because it’s always a learning opportunity from the master. We’re very certain that the faux Playboy shoot was something her husband enjoyed.
She said, “Remember some time back I said I was going to pose for Playboy magazine when I was 75? Well, I’m 75 and they don’t have a magazine anymore but my husband always loved the original cover of Playboy, so I was trying to think of something to do to make him happy. He still thinks I’m a hot chick after 57 years — and I’m not going to try to talk him out of that.”
What has Dolly Parton been up to?
While the rest of us have been hidden away in our caves during the pandemic, forgetting social etiquette like not walking in front of a computer screen nude or whatever, Dolly Parton has been the busiest of bees throughout 2020 & 2021. She made a million dollar donation for the development of the Moderna COVID-19 vaccine because, well, she’s a queen and wants everyone to get vaccinated.
Parton also made a song about getting vaccinated based on the lyrics of “Jolene”. The lyrics went: “Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine / I’m begging of you, please, don’t hesitate / Vaccine, vaccine, vaccine, vaccine / ‘Cause once you’re dead, then that’s a bit too late.” She started the video by saying, I just want to say to all of you cowards out there: Don’t be such a chicken squat, get out there and get your shot.”
On top of all that because, well, Dolly doesn’t stop for anyone. The Netflix musical Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square, which she wrote 14 songs for, has snagged Emmy nominations. On the production, Parton said, “I had the chance to write 14 original new songs, and hearing all these wonderful artists sing them was a real joy for me.” So, well, Dolly has been way busier than all of us.