Dolly Parton tickets are now available for her forthcoming concert at the O2 Arena. Dolly Parton has made dozens of albums, sold millions of records, sung with countless stars, even has her own theme park – and now she’s coming to London.
With her trademark platinum-blonde hair, luminous smile and sweet songs, she could melt the coldest and most cynical of hearts.
Dolly Parton is a smart and fierce businesswoman. She decided to become a solo artist in the early ’70s when country music was a primarily male-driven industry. She’s made no apologies for being a woman, and writes songs that bravely share her feelings on love, insecurities, family, and hope. She’s one of many fearless steamrollers who helped paved the way for women in the music industry.
Dolly’s written some of the most touching and powerful ballads in music history. Her most famous, “I Will Always Love You,” is pretty good at tearing your heart out, throwing it in a blender, and serving you an emo-smoothie. However, she also wrote one of the most complex and unorthodox love songs, “Jolene.” The lyrics were written to another woman whose guile has bewitched her man. It’s been covered by many artists spanning different genres, such as The White Stripes, Mumford and Sons, and Ellie Goulding
She’s unabashedly genuine. Her courage to be vulnerable is her strength. She’s brutally honest about herself, but doesn’t take the critics too seriously. She’s an eternal optimist who isn’t afraid to love deeply and share it with others. Plus, I love her Dolly-isms. They’re marked with her raucous sense of humor and wisdom.
“Don’t get so busy making a living that you forget to make a life.”
“I was the first woman to burn my bra – it took the fire department four days to put it out.”
“We cannot direct the wind, but we can adjust the sails.”
How could you not love this woman?Be there!