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  • -We have so much to get into, so much to talk about.

  • I want to talk about both the specials.

  • But I want to talk about your Instagram,

  • because you've been crushing it.

  • If you don't follow Dolly on Instagram,

  • there's something wrong with you.

  • You really should. It's really great.

  • Your throwbacks have been amazing.

  • Your Throwback Thursdays. Here's one of you.

  • It says, "Squad goals."

  • It's you, Oprah, Carol Burnett, and Julie Andrews.

  • -Oh, look at us. That was a long time ago.

  • -Oprah is throwing the horns.

  • -Well, I don't -- I'm still horny.

  • I don't know if they are. -Yeah.

  • You are still -- Yeah, you're still horny.

  • I love it. -That's a great picture.

  • -You're unbelievable. You're awesome.

  • Do you remember where this was and what this was?

  • -You know, I really don't remember exactly

  • what that was for, but it must have been

  • some special we were doing with the greats.

  • We must have -- I don't know for sure.

  • They showed that to me. I remember all them, of course.

  • We've worked at different times and different places.

  • But I just cannot remember when we took that picture.

  • And I didn't know they were doing that

  • behind our backs either.

  • -They're very funny. -Yeah.

  • -You're coming out with your own line of perfume,

  • I know, and, like, different products and stuff.

  • -Oh, yeah. Actually, we are.

  • We're going to do wigs and we're going to do skin care

  • and all that kind of stuff.

  • But I'm really excited about the perfume.

  • -So we can smell like Dolly Parton.

  • -Well, they can, 'cause people kind of follow me

  • down the street, you know,

  • wanting to know what I'm wearing,

  • 'cause they love the smell.

  • So I've kind of -- I'm going to develop my own scent.

  • I don't know what I'm going to call it.

  • Maybe just Dolly. I don't know yet.

  • -What does Dolly Parton smell like?

  • -Well, why don't you come over here and see.

  • [ Cheers and applause ]

  • Come on. Get over here. ♪♪

  • [ Laughs ] How did you like it?

  • You was all over me the last time.

  • -Tell me more. Tell me more. I got to buy this.

  • Yeah, yeah, yeah. I want it for me.

  • -I got a buzz off of that.

  • Let me tell you, girls, you never get too old

  • to dream or fantasize.

  • I felt that one. I felt that one.

  • -You did feel that one? -He was blowing in my ear.

  • -Well, I got to talk to you about this NBC special.

  • It's "50 Years at Grand Ole Opry."

  • -Yeah. -That is unbelievable.

  • It's been 50 years. -I know, It's amazing.

  • And I'll never forget, you know, when I got to be a member.

  • That was always my dream when I was kid

  • was to be on the Grand Ole Opry.

  • And when they said, "You got to celebrate 50 years,"

  • I thought, "I'm not even 50 years old."

  • -Exactly. Exactly.

  • -No, but it's like -- It was just amazing to think

  • that I have been a member of the Grand Ole Opry for 50 years.

  • And so, of course, we had to do a special.

  • We have a lot of wonderful artists that performed.

  • -How do you even choose the songs?

  • I mean, you have, like -- You've written like over 3,000 songs.

  • -Well, I only chose my main ones.

  • I did like a 30-minute segment.

  • But we had other artists featured --

  • not just on my songs, but their songs, as well.

  • So, they did it at the new auditorium,

  • the new Opry.

  • But I went back to the old Ryman and did a lot of narration,

  • narration to kind of go back and forth to the things.

  • I sing a Hank Williams Sr. song, "I'm So Lonesome I Could Cry,"

  • a cappella, at the old Opry.

  • Yeah. So I kind of tell stories about the old --

  • of the old days when I started.

  • And they show a lot of footage

  • and pictures of the old days.

  • And then we go back to the new Opry.

  • -And you do the hits. You do, like, "9 to 5"?

  • -Yeah, actually, I started out with "9 to 5."

  • -You got to do "9 to 5," yeah.

  • I mean, I love -- That's a classic.

  • -I know. I love that, too.

  • -You've got to give them the hits, right?

  • -I know, 'cause that's the one we have to --

  • you know, we started out with a bang.

  • You guys know "9 to 5"? [ Cheers and applause ]

  • You know "9 to 5"?

  • You want to sing a little bit of that with me, "9 to 5"?

  • -I'd love to sing a little bit, yeah.

  • -Okay. ♪♪

  • Well, I tumble outta bed and stumble to the kitchen

  • Pour myself a cup of ambition

  • Yawn and stretch and try to come to life

  • Well, I jump in the shower,

  • and the blood starts pumpin' ♪

  • Out on the streets, the traffic starts jumpin' ♪

  • With folks like me on the job from 9:00 to 5:00 ♪

  • -You'll know this part now.

  • Workin' 9:00 to 5:00 ♪

  • What a way to make a living

  • Barely gettin --♪

  • -What is this part, though? What was this?

  • Hey, hold on, Roots. -Hold on.

  • -What was this part?

  • -When I actually wrote this song, I actually had --

  • I used my acrylic nails on the set when I was writing it.

  • I did, because they make noise,

  • and it sounded like a typewriter to me.

  • And can you hear here? I can play it in one of these.

  • -Yeah, that's perfect. Oh, my God.

  • I've never heard anyone play their nails before.

  • -And I actually played it -- I played it on the actual record,

  • and it says, "Nails by Dolly" on the album.

  • But, anyway, thank you guys. You know that one.

  • It was fun.

  • -If you open with that, what do you close with?

  • -Well, I actually do a little bit of "I Will Always Love You."

  • -Oh, you have to do that.

  • -That's the way I close all my shows

  • and have for many, many years.

  • And I say to my fans, "This is a song about love,

  • and, you know, it's very important to me."

  • -It's, like, the greatest love song in the world.

  • -It's one of them.

  • -It actually wasn't even about love, really,

  • when you first wrote it.

  • -Well, no, it was about love, but when I wrote it --

  • I worked with a man named Porter Wagoner for years,

  • and I started out on his TV show.

  • And, so, I had said, when I started,

  • that I'd stay for five years,

  • but I wanted to have my own career.

  • And, so, when the time came, we were very successful.

  • And I wanted to go, and he didn't want me to go.

  • And we fought a lot, anyway, 'cause I was stubborn,

  • and he was stubborn.

  • And it was one of those love/hate relationships.

  • -Sure.

  • -So, anyway, he wasn't hearing of it,

  • and it was just breaking my heart.

  • So, I went home and I wrote this song.

  • So, the next morning, I went down and I said,

  • "Porter, sit down.

  • I want to sing you a song."

  • So I started singing it. He started crying.

  • He said, "Well, you can go if I can produce that song."

  • So he did, and the rest was history.

  • -Oh, my gosh.

  • -But I always close my shows with it.

  • -I think -- But you were -- Before you were Dolly Parton,

  • we all know you, I think you were always

  • a famous local celebrity, weren't you?

  • -Yeah, I actually started singing on

  • local radio and television before we even owned a TV.

  • But from the time I was 10 till I was like 13, you know, 14,

  • you know, I was doing that.

  • So I was like a little local celebrity then.

  • -Really? -Yeah.

  • -And what would you do? What was it like being --

  • -Well, it was fun 'cause everybody knew me.

  • We were still poor, but, you know, being on TV,

  • people just think you're rich.

  • They paid me like about $15. $12, $15 a week.

  • And, so, I would always take my mom and my sisters