Stacy McCloud talks to East Tennessee's Dolly Parton

** FILE ** Dolly Parton arrives for the 2007 Songwriters Hall of Fame gala, in this June 7, 2007 file photo in New York. A back problem has forced Parton to postpone a concert tour she planned in support of her new CD. Parton was scheduled to kick off a 13-show tour Feb. 28 in Minneapolis, two days after the release of "Backwoods Barbie," publicist Marcee Rondan said Monday Feb. 11, 2008. (AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano,File)

(WVLT) -- East Tennessee's sweetheart -- Dolly Parton -- was on media tour Tuesday morning talking about the release of her newest CD and her U.S. and European tour.

Stacy McCloud got the chance to chat with Dolly, and she asked her about everything from her music, tour, and recent injury, to her beauty regime, and of course her shoes!!!

When you see her on state, her personality is just as spunky as her attire, and that same fire is no doubt there when you chat with her one-on-one.

Her new CD is an album she says takes her back to her early days of fame.

"It has nine songs on it that I've written. Got a lot of good country songs like I used to do years ago."
As she began to take her show on the road, you may remember Dolly was delayed due to a back injury. But no worries, she says it was a very minor back injury, and a very minor setback.

"It's hard for me to jump around on stage wearing clothes as tight as I do if there is anything sore on me."

Aside from her tour, Dolly has been busy writing for the Broadway version of her hit movie "Nine-to-Five."

"They asked if I would give it a try, and I said yeah I'll give it a try. I said I've never done it before, but I'll see how I do."

All the while making time for what is important to her.

"I love my home, my family, I'm locked into that and I'm very proud of the Smoky Mountains and fond of my people."

Of course, a talk with dolly can never be serious for very long. And Stacy had to get down to some real business.

"What I really wanna know is what your shoes look like?"

"My what?"

"Your shoes"

".. Oh I got my cute shoes .. see ... look! look!"

And last but not least, Stacy had to get a little advice.

"What is one beauty secret you can tell all us ladies?"

Dolly says, "Good doctors."

After spending a few weeks in Europe, Dolly will be back in the U.S. later this summer to continue her concert tour. After that she says she has no plans to slow down. She will work on some children's projects, including writing a children's book, writing another personal biography, and even working on a musical of her own life story.




 
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