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Dolly On “Larry King Now”

Published September 13, 2016 / Last Updated September 13, 2016
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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Dolly welcomes Larry King to her Nashville Studio to talk about her new album, songwriting, her 50-year marriage and much more!

In promoting her new “Pure & Simple” album, Dolly Parton sat down with award-winning television and radio host, Larry King.

Watch to see what Dolly says about accepting people as they are, the possibility of a woman president, the newly released “Trio” project, reuniting with her “9 to 5” co-stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, the strangest fan experience she has ever had and more. Near the end, Dolly and Larry also play a revealing game of  “If You Only Knew.”

When asked about her career and the possibility of slowing down, Dolly explained her work as a “lifestyle.” Dolly said,

“I’m like my Daddy, I still feel like I need to be workin’ for a living. I can’t just lay around.”

Larry got a big laugh out of Dolly when he pitched her a song lyric that he thinks can be the next big hit. Larry sang,

“I would rather be homeless than be home with you.”

The episode is filled with Dolly’s classic one-liners including her response to a question about exercise from a fan on social media. Dolly said,

“Oh yeah! I’m big on exercise. Every day I do my diddly squats.”

Watch Dolly’s interview with Becky Quick on CNBC’s “On The Money

Preview “Pure & Simple”

See Dolly’s Pure & Simple Tour Schedule

“Larry King Now” airs on Hulu and RT America.

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Dolly writes children’s book, ‘I Am a Rainbow’

Published January 1, 2009 / Last Updated August 23, 2015
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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
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A book that uses the colors of the rainbow to teach children about expressing their emotions

Dolly wrote her second book for children, “I Am a Rainbow,” with illustrator Heather Sheffield, in 2009 on the Putnam imprint. The book teaches children to connect their emotions with colors so they can better express their feelings and emotions. In a Time magazine interview about the project, Dolly said,

“I wanted to write a book that talked about the emotions of children, which is the rainbow. We all have moods. We talk about being blue when we’re sad, and being yellow when we’re cowards, and when we’re mad, we’re red. It’s really about us all having these colors, and it’s O.K. to have them, but it’s learning how to deal with them and what to do with them. It’s a sweet little book done in rhyme. I hope to write lots and lots of children’s books through the years.”

Dolly sees the writing as part of her goal to get children reading, a project she started in 1996 with her Imagination Library. On “Larry King Live” she discussed the book,

“Well, actually, this is catered to little children. We have the Imagination Library, you know, where I give a book a month to every child from the time it’s born until it starts kindergarten through my Imagination Library at the Dollywood — through the Dollywood Foundation at Dollywood. So this little book is called ‘I Am a Rainbow’ and it is about all the different moods of children.”

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‘Travelin’ Thru’ receives Oscar nomination

Published January 25, 2005 / Last Updated August 23, 2015
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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
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Dolly’s song ‘Travelin’ Thru’ from the 2005 movie ‘Transamerica’ receives an Oscar nomination

The song was one of three songs nominated for an Oscar the same year. The song “It’s Hard Out Here for a Pimp” from the movie “Hustle & Flow” won the Academy Award.

Dolly spoke to legendary interviewer Larry King about the process that created the song.

“Well Duncan Tucker, who is the writer/director of the film, I understood he was a fan of mine and he called me and asked if I would write this song. And so I said, I’ll give it a try. I was actually on tour, and I was out promoting a new CD of my own, the CD that you know about, ‘Those Were The Days.’ And so I said, I don’t know if I’m going to have time to work on it, but I’ll see. He said, ‘Oh please, give it a try.’ So he sent me a rough cut of the film, and he gave me some great direction, gave me some great input and I kicked around with it for a little while and one morning I woke up and it just all come together and now here I am, nominated and I was really shocked and surprised it all happened so quick.

The Oscars, “reward the previous year’s greatest cinema achievements as determined by some of the world’s most accomplished motion picture artists and professionals. The Academy’s roughly 6,000 members vote for the Oscars using secret ballots, which are tabulated by the international auditing firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers. The auditors maintain absolute secrecy until the moment the show’s presenters open the envelopes and reveal the winners on live television.”

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