Dolly Parton: “I never think of myself as a star… I think of myself as a working girl, always have”

Dolly Parton opens up to Uncut in the new issue, dated July 2014 and out now.

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Dolly Parton opens up to Uncut in the new issue, dated July 2014 and out now.

The heroic, hardworking country star discusses her new album Blue Smoke, her routine for writing songs (it involves a mountain cabin, fasting and praying) and her attempts to keep grounded despite her huge success.

“I never think of myself as a star,” Parton says. “I think of myself as a working girl, always have. That’s why I never had any ego problems. I’m thankful and grateful.

“And I look at the body of work I’ve done sometimes and I’m just shocked by it. I think, ‘Lord, how in hell did I get all that done? In this many years.’ But I did it.”

The new Uncut, dated July 2014, is out now.


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