Dolly Parton lifts her legendary voice with support for Black lives.
In an interview with Billboard the country music icon says, “Of course black lives matter, Do we think our little white a**** are the only ones that matter? No!”
Parton has always been an advocate for inclusiveness, and admitted when she suffered from “innocent ignorance” as she changed the name of her dinner theater attractions ‘Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede’ to remove the word ‘Dixie.’
“…As soon as you realize that [something] is a problem, you should fix it. Don’t be a dumbass. That’s where my heart is. I would never dream of hurting anybody on purpose,” Parton tells Billboard.
Parton also made reference to Christian people who judge others saying, “God is the judge, not us.”
Here’s more from Dolly:
Quote, “There’s such a thing as innocent ignorance, and so many of us are guilty of that. When they said ‘Dixie’ was an offensive word, I thought, ‘Well, I don’t want to offend anybody.
“‘This is a business. We’ll just call it The Stampede.’ As soon as you realize that [something] is a problem, you should fix it. Don’t be a dumbass. That’s where my heart is. I would never dream of hurting anybody on purpose.”
And if you think THAT was a good business move, wait till you hear THIS.
Back in the ’70s Elvis wanted to do a cover of a little song she wrote called “I Will Always Love You.” That would’ve been a no-brainer, except for one detail.
He insisted on splitting the publishing rights. So, Elvis would’ve owned one-half of the song that Whitney Houston turned into a global hit some 20 years later. But Dolly said no.
Dolly said, quote, “That was one of the hardest things I ever had to do because I loved Elvis.”
She will release a new album, for the holidays, this year: “A Holly Dolly Christmas.”