Happy Birthday Dolly Parton!

Zianna Weston
3 min readJan 19, 2022

I will always love you.

Dolly Parton in a pink satin suit dress.
Dolly Parton wished herself a happy birthday on Instagram with the caption “Just hangin’ out in my birthday suit”. Image courtesy of Instagram.

How old is Dolly Parton?

The queen of country music turned just 76 years old. But the number of candles on the cake isn’t something that concerns Dolly Parton because she says that she “ain’t got time to be old”.

“I don’t think about my life in terms of numbers. First of all, I ain’t never gonna be old because I ain’t got time to be old. I can’t stop long enough to grow old.”

Dolly sees youth as a state of mind, and not a number on a driver's license.

“I think more than anything, it’s about what comes from inside you. It’s an attitude and you gotta shine from within. Sometimes, that can make you feel young and make you seem young to other people.”

Dolly’s got a point! There is nothing “old” about releasing new music, having 4.7 million followers on Instagram, or landing the cover of People Magazine’s People of the Year 2021.

Dolly Parton with a guitar in a field
Dolly Parton announced her new single in an Instagram post saying “My song Big Dreams and Faded Jeans is out now everywhere you can stream your favorite music! Hope y’all love it as much as I do.” Image courtesy of Instagram.

Dolly has been a household name for over 50 years, but she has arguably never been more famous than she is today. The only thing more impressive than Dolly’s career is her philanthropy. Last year Dolly raised more…

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Zianna Weston

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