Dolly Parton Reacts To Elle King Opry Performance
Dolly Parton responded to Elle King’s drunk Opry performance on January 19 when King was criticized at Dolly’s Opry birthday Bash when Elle forgot the words to Parton’s song and told the crowd she was “hammered.”
The country icon spoke with Extra T.V. and commented on the incident, which forced King to postpone upcoming shows until fans calmed down. As we all knew she would be, Dolly was kind and forgiving. She told Extra, “Elle is really a great artist. She’s a great girl, and she’s been going through a lot of hard things lately, and she just had a little too much to drink. So, let’s just forgive that and forget and move on because she felt worse than anybody ever could.”
In the same interview, Parton said she worked for most of the day on her January 19 birthday, and when asked what her husband Carl gave her, she joked that he really surprised her by “giving me nothing.” She added that he always does something special for her and gives her something he thinks she may be able to use, although she didn’t specify what it was. Dolly also revealed that every spring, her sweet husband gives her a mason jar full of yellow flowers, and now and then, he writes her a poem. She noted that she and her hubby live “pretty simple” lives behind the scenes.
Parton is not a fan of A.I. and told The Hollywood Reporter that it “scares me to death.” When asked in a recent interview if she would ever use it, she said, “I think that is a weapon and a tool that can be scary. I think it’s going to be great for a lot of things, like science and medicine and many, many things, but not to replace human beings.”
Dolly also said it’s “like the mark of the beast.” She noted that you can’t “remake a person,” and she doesn’t want that, adding that she wants to “leave a body of work behind.” Parton said that if used correctly, it can “be great,” but not to replace voices and writings and not to replace a “human being that belongs to God.”