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Country music legend Dolly Parton recently took the stage at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas, for The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle Kickoff Halftime Show during the Dallas Cowboys Thanksgiving Day game, and “she was aptly dressed for the occasion in a white vest with blue stars, blue crop top and white shorts,” according to People.

“It turned out pretty cool and my husband liked it. He said, ‘Those shorts were a little too short.’ I said, ‘Jealous?’” Parton recalls with a laugh.

‘They Weren’t as Short as the Other Girls!’

People added, “And I said, ‘They weren’t as short as the other girls!’ He was just being funny. I think he thought — because everybody’s making a to-do over it — he thought, well, maybe you shouldn’t be showing your butt at that age. But anyway, he got a kick out of it too,’ she adds.”

The story continued:

Parton and her husband have been married since 1966 — more than half of Parton’s life — and she just celebrated her 78th birthday last Friday. Her favorite gift was actually a very thoughtful, if belated, one she just received, she tells PEOPLE.

“It was a glass heart of Carl and I when we were younger, and it was carved into the glass inside. You put it on a little light or a little podium and then it has a battery, and you can turn it on,” she says. “We go around and around and around. I think those very personal gifts like that are always so sweet.” 

Parton at 77 is having the time of her life.

And she doesn’t seem done yet.

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