Dolly Parton Dishes on Her Admiration for Adele, the Secrets to a 50-Year Marriage & the Making of Her New Album, “Pure & Simple”

Dolly Parton Dishes on Her Admiration for Adele, the Secrets to a 50-Year Marriage & the Making of Her New Album, “Pure & Simple”

With the camera rolling, Dolly Parton sat down with Nash Country Daily to talk about all of the wonderful things going on in her life, including:

  • Her admiration for Adele: “I love her style, I love her voice, I love her songs, I just love the way she is . . . Someday I would love to write something will her, sing something, do something, because I like her.”
  • The secrets to 50 years of happy marriage: “I really think you have to have a respect for each other. You have to have a trust. You have to have a willingness to be patient and kind.”
  • Why her new album, Pure & Simple, is so special to her: “It’s my Love of Many Colors album.”

Check out the entire video clip below, and be sure to pick up a copy of Pure & Simple, which is out now.

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Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

Michael Ray Honors His Grandma Penny with a Tattoo

When you’re getting a permanent addition to you body, you want to make sure it means something, right?

Michael Ray has several tattoos, but each one has a personal connection to his life, “All my tattoos are either family based, religious based, or music based.”

He shares the story of one of his tattoos that honors his late grandmother, “So, my grandma, Penny, she passed away a couple of years ago, and I have a tattoo memory of my grandfather, and I wanted a tattoo for her. Her nickname was Penny, and I got a penny with my Grandmother’s birth year, 1942, on the date, on the inside of my arm.”

If he could change one thing about the tattoo…it would just be WHEN he got it. Turns out Michael got it on a show day, and it being on his arm, well, Michael admits “I started playing guitar that night…for the show, and it hurt like hell.”

But even with that night of pain Michael proudly says “it’s probably my favorite tattoo.”

 

Photo Credit: Sean Hagwell