In a recent interview with Pollstar magazine, Dolly Parton, the 10-time Grammy Award-winning superstar of country music, announced the end of her touring career.
“I do not think I will ever tour again, but I do know I’ll do special shows here and there, now and then,” said Parton. Maybe do a long weekend of shows, or just a few shows at a festival. But I have no intention of going on a full-blown tour anymore.”
The last time Parton performed live was in 2016 to promote her Pure & Simple album, performing 60 performances across the US and Canada. Parton continues to keep herself occupied with a variety of different business ventures. On November 5, the star of Best Little Whorehouse in Texas will join Carly Simon, Eminem, Lionel Richie, and other musicians in being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
The US premiere of Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas was confirmed by NBC on October 28. The two-hour show, dubbed a “modern-day movie musical,” will feature Miley Cyrus, who is Dolly Parton’s goddaughter, as well as Jimmy Fallon, Willie Nelson, Billy Ray Cyrus, Jimmie Allen, Zach Williams, and Zach Williams.
On the subject of brand-new music, Parton disclosed that a rock album she’s working on will include a new recording of the Led Zeppelin classic Stairway to Heaven.