2014 has been a great year for music, given we’ve had Ed Sheeran’s ‘X’, Sam Smith’s ‘In The Lonely Hour’ and a packed summer full of memorable festival performances.
The latter particularly applies to country music legend Dolly Parton, who made an appearance at Glastonbury back in June and drew one of the biggest crowds we think we’ve ever seen for any artist.
Not only that, but the ‘Jolene’ songstress also managed to score her highest charting album in the UK charts with her latest release ‘Blue Smoke’.
Speaking during an interview with The Guardian newspaper in the UK, Dolly and her manager Danny Nozell spoke about the year she’s had, and what’s next.
Her manager revealed that the events of this year have all been part of a plan to: “Try and put her back on top in the tail-end of her career.”
And we’d have to say, it’s worked.
Parton also went on to speak about her continuing success and said: “I’ve been around a long time. Long enough for people to realise that there’s more to me than the big hair and the phoney stuff.”
The songstress, who has also been touring this year, went on to say: “The magic with me is that I look completely false when I’m completely real.”
Dolly, who is now 68-years-old, went on to described the drive she has to continue to be the best she can be…
She said: “Ever since I was little, I’ve been like a horse with blinders. I didn’t hear a voice, but it was a knowing that came to me, and it said, ‘Run. Run until I tell you to stop.’
“And that’s what it’s been, I’ve kept on keeping on. And I never let a person, nor a thing, nor a sickness, nor a heartache, nor anything keep me from keeping on.”
If you didn’t get to see Dolly Parton performing at Glastonbury, then check out her incredible performance below.