05:22 PM EDT 01/19/2015
Originally posted 05/28/2014 12:00PM
Dolly Parton never had children, but she's always had a special bond with kids.
"I grew up in a big old family with eight kids younger than me and several of my brothers and sisters came to live with me early on in my life," she tells PEOPLE Country. "I've loved their kids just like they're my grandkids, and now I've got great-grand-kids!"
Her husband Carl Dean is "Uncle PeePaw" to their nieces and nephews, "and they call me 'Aunt Granny,' " says Parton, 68, who just released her 42nd studio album Blue Smoke. "Now I'm GeeGee, which is great-granny. I often think, it just wasn't meant for me to have kids so everybody's kids can be mine."
Originally posted 05/14/2014 10:45AM
Dolly Parton is one of music's true legends, and a being of pure light created to bring joy and love to the world.
So when Jimmy Fallon tried on one of her wigs, we were expecting more. He does look rather fetching, though.
Originally posted 05/12/2014 02:00PM
Think Dolly Parton and you think dolled up: big hair, long nails, sparkles and curves that are the stuff of punch lines and legends. But the singer says she'd love the chance to shed her "town tramp" look (as she's called it) for the sake of a serious film role.
"I really would love to do something that would be something special enough for me to be willing not to wear the high heels and the fingernails and all that," the star tells PEOPLE Country. "In the same way that Billy Bob Thornton did Sling Blade, I'd love to have a character where I could really, really be an actress and not just Dolly Parton, the personality, the boobs and the hair and all that."
Originally posted 03/26/2014 03:00PM
The Academy of Country Music awards are just a banjo solo away, broadcasting on Sunday, April 6th on CBS.
Originally posted 12/10/2013 01:00PM
Rare is the friendship that lasts 30 years, and rarer still is the one that earns three Grammy nominations.
But that's just what country's greatest pair of BFFs, Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers, have got going on.
"You Can't Make Old Friends," the duo's latest collaboration, was nominated for the Best Country Group/Duo Performance Grammy Friday night, their third nomination in as many decades performing together.
Originally posted 11/10/2013 08:00PM
It's dark out already?
If you were too busy making the best of what's left after daylight savings time, here's what you missed this weekend:
Originally posted 11/10/2013 11:05AM
The appreciation between Miley Cyrus and godmother Dolly Parton is mutual.
Just a week after the country legend publicly supported her controversial goddaughter, the pop singer told a German television show that Parton "has always been my role model."
"She's a legend and unlike anyone I've ever seen before," Cyrus, 20, told Wetten ... Dass? during an appearance Saturday, which also included a performance of her hit, "Wrecking Ball" while dressed in an ensemble even she likened to a strawberry.
Originally posted 11/06/2013 11:55PM
Good cop, bad cop is a strategy we've seen employed many times by celebrity duos, but no two performers have perfected it quite like Country Music Awards co-hosts Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley, who reteamed to emcee the show for the sixth straight year on Wednesday.
Originally posted 11/05/2013 08:00AM
Not everyone was a fan of Miley Cyrus's twerk-fest at the MTV Video Music Awards, nor her risqué "Wrecking Ball" video.
But despite her recent over-the-top antics, the 20-year-old pop star has one strong supporter: her godmother, Dolly Parton.
In an interview published Friday, the legendary country singer told the London Evening Standard that Cyrus is "just trying to find her own place and wings and learn to fly."
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