Dolly Parton profiled on “CBS Sunday Morning” show: “I love being able to create something.”
Dolly Parton, the poor girl from the Great Smoky Mountains who became the glitzy queen of country glamour, is 73 and still writing her legacy one song at a time, without a thought of retirement.
CBS Sunday Morning correspondent Tony Dokoupil talked with the entertainer, who has sold more than 100 million albums, and who is the Grammys’ 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year for her charity work.
The writer of some 3,000 songs, Dolly says she knew early on that stardom and country music were her destiny.
“I thought, ‘Oh, I’m gettin’ a whole lot of attention now,’” she said. “So, I think that kind of encouraged it. But also, I love the sound of that music, I love the sound of the instruments, I love being able to create something. And it gave me a little space and a little world of my own that I could just live in and be creative in.”