She may be diminutive in height and remarkably trim, but there’s nothing else that’s small about Dolly Parton.
Among her oversized attributes, she’s got a big voice, big hair, and a personality as big as the Great Smoky Mountains. At 70 years old, the effervescent icon has been working nine to five and then some for decades but shows no signs of slowing down. Her 2015 NBC biopic, Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors, garnered huge ratings. She has a new album coming out soon and has announced a major tour that will kick off this summer. And she has big things happening at her theme park, DolIywood.
I sat down with Parton to talk about the park that bears her name.