Dolly Parton talks her career, sexual harassment, #metoo, and making it in country music

Fans of country music legend Dolly Parton just got a huge surprise when she revealed her plans to preserve her musical legacy for generations to come by releasing pre-recorded songs after she passes away.

Dolly Recorded Music To Be Released After Her Death

Rolling Stone reported that Dolly made this revelation on WNYC’s podcast Dolly Parton’s America. During the episode, co-producer Jad Abumrad was able to get Dolly in a reflective mood about her life.

“I’ve got hundreds, hundreds, even thousands of songs — a big part of them have never even been recorded,” the singer told Abumrad at around the 21:45 mark in the episode.

“There’s enough stuff to go on forever with my music, to do compilation albums, to do new and original stuff. I am purposely trying to put songs down for that very purpose, to have a click track and my vocals where any arrangement could be done.”

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The country music icon went on to say that she would like future performers and music producers to have the opportunity to take her vocal tracks and overlay them with whatever kind of song they’re recording.

“Any producer anywhere in the world, when I’m gone, they could take my songs just the click track and my vocal and build a complete arrangement around that, any style. That will go on forever,” Dolly said.

Dolly Parton Is Known For Being A Planner

Dolly is renowned for her work ethic and her planning abilities. She explained that she wants to be prepared for what will happen to her music after she dies. The last thing the talented singer and songwriter wanted was to see her music tied up in legal limbo.

“I’m one of those people that believe in being prepared,” she said. “I don’t want to ever leave my stuff in the same shape like Prince or Aretha or anybody that don’t plan ahead.”

This particular podcast – Dolly Parton’s America – has been a huge hit since it premiered back in October. The ninth and final episode, titled “She’s Alive!,” delved into Dolly’s views on the afterlife.

Parton Opens Up About Her Views On The Afterlife

“You don’t really know, you just hope, and you have faith. That’s what faith is,” Parton said. “I think it’s not the end of me. I don’t think it’s the end of any of us. I think we’re recycled and if nothing else we just go back into that great flow of divine energy and hopefully we spread ourselves around in other wonderful ways.”

You can listen to the full final episode ‘She’s Alive’ of Dolly Parton’s America podcast for free by clicking here.

Dolly will indeed leave quite a legacy. What a beautiful and thoughtful gift from Dolly to the world.

Now fans will be able to enjoy new music from her for generations to come!

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