Dolly Parton: ‘I’ve Always Been A Little Outcast Myself’

Dolly Parton has never been embarrassed or bashful about the fact that her good looks aren’t completely natural. She has admitted a number of times that doctors and makeup artists have given her what God didn’t, and she has no problem with that.

The amazing thing about Dolly Parton is her depth of character and kind personality in the face of some serious adversity. Parton spoke to the media about the fact that she knows just what it’s like to be an outcast and revealed that she was taunted in school for wanting to become a singer.

Parton also shared the fact that she was raised under serious conditions of poverty which she alluded to in her hit Coat of Many Colors.

She said about that song: “It’s more than a song, it’s an attitude. It’s about a good mother, good parents. It’s about showing you that you don’t have to have money to be rich. You can be rich in spirit, kindness, love and all those things that you can’t put a dollar sign on.”

Even though Parton is now independently wealthy and controls a multimillion dollar international empire, the vulnerability she once felt is still with her sometimes.

As she continued to explain: “I’ve always kinda been a little outcast myself, a little oddball, doin’ my thing, my own way. And it’s been hard for me to, to be accepted, certainly in the early years of my life. I’m accepted now, for the most part. But I think that they, they relate to the fact that I’m just open, and accepting.”

As Parton now tours and promotes her new album, Blue Smoke, she is connecting with her fans more than ever and hopes to increase her record sales, which already stand at 100 million worldwide.

Dolly Parton shows no signs of slowing down as she continues to promote herself and release more music. We think it’s a good thing. and hope she continues her wonderful work for many years to come.