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Dolly Parton talks love songs, rhinestones and No. 1 hits with Katie Couric

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Yahoo Global News Anchor Katie Couric sat down with beloved country music legend and business maven Dolly Parton in Nashville. Parton discussed her 43rd studio album, her 60-city tour (the biggest in 20+ years), her iconic look, incredible career and more. There’s nothing more real than Dolly… even if she admits there’s not a lot that’s naturally hers.

I felt more outgoing inside than my look because I’m not a natural beauty. So I just decided I’d paint it on, powder it up and let it shine… I always say good lighting, good makeup, good doctors and a good attitude. I say if I see it sagging, bagging or dragging then I’ll have it plucked, tucked and sucked.”

Not many women, hell, not that many men for that matter can say they’ve had a career that has spanned the decades like Dolly. And the fact that her current album, Pure and Simple, is number one in the world proves that she’s still got it.

“People feel like they know me. Their parents have grown up with me and then their kids they kind of introduce them. Then I did shows like “Hannah Montana” as Aunt Dolly and a lot of the younger people have found my songs. And a lot of my songs are easy to sing and do with these garage type bands like Jolene and just different so it’s for different reasons. I’ve done the movies and I’ve done lots of TV. Yea, I’ve been around a long time.”

You can watch the full interview here.

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