Dolly Parton Plans to Walk Down The Aisle AgainBy: Daryl Nelson - December 25, 2013
Country music icon Dolly Parton says she’s ready to walk down the aisle again after 50 years of marriage to husband Carl Dean, and she plans to do it in two years.
“We’ve talked about that, we might do it all over again,” she said in a story reported by the Tennessean. But this time she plans to exchange vows in her Tennessee home instead of doing it in Georgia like the first go around. We plan to do it “at our big old plantation home [in Tennessee],” Parton noted. “We love it there.”
Although the 67-year old singer is rarely seen with her husband in public and usually tours without him, she says that’s the way they both prefer it.
“He’s happy staying home and I’m happy traveling,” Parton explains. “Once many, many years ago, he went with me to Hawaii and he enjoyed that, but he never wanted to go anywhere else. We’re both pretty much old mountain goats,” which means she’ll most likely be traveling without him for Glastonbury 2014, as she’s been selected to play on the festival’s Pyramid Stage.
One of the concert’s organizers said that Parton was the ideal choice for Glastonbury. “Dolly is perfect for the Sunday Legends slot,” said the insider. “It didn’t take any convincing. She’s always wanted to play Glastonbury.”
And the ‘I will always love you” singer plans to attend the festival by way of helicopter, as she’ll be already touring in the UK. “She’ll get a helicopter straight down on Sunday or maybe even Saturday night after the show,” the organizer said.
Besides Parton, attendees of the four day extravaganza will also see acts like the Arctic Monkeys, rapper Dizzee Rascal, The Rolling Stones, Elvis Costello, Mumford & Sons and even Parton’s old time working partner Kenny Rogers, and it’ll be held from June 25, to June 29, 2014.
Additionally, she’ll begin her Blue Smoke World Tour on Jan. 24, 2014 in Rancho Mirage, Calif. and end it on July 11 in Stockholm, Sweden.
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