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Dolly Parton Talks Touring, Doggy Parton and Movies

Dolly talks about her overseas tour and shares the latest about "Doggy Parton."

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Dolly Parton was her usual engaging self as she took part in a conference call with members of the media, including Country Weekly, Thursday morning (July 10).

Dolly was calling all the way from Stockholm, Sweden, one of the stops on her current Blue Smoke World Tour. The tour was one of the topics discussed during the call.

Asked what she perceived as the main difference between American and overseas audiences, Dolly began by noting that she loves all of her fans, regardless of where they reside.

“I think the main difference is that in America, they know they’re going to get to see you because you’re here all the time,” Dolly said. “When we’re overseas, they know we don’t get to come that often and they really go out of their way to let you know how much they love you and how happy they are to see you. There is an excitement that you can hardly describe. And that’s how I respond to them as well,” she added. "I try to give them everything I possibly can.”

Dolly also addressed a subject on everyone’s minds, namely, the status of the abandoned dog discovered during her appearance at the Glastonbury Festival in England. The European media called the dog “Doggy Parton,” and Dolly vowed that she would adopt the dog if the owners could not be located.

But Dolly did have some updated news to share about the lost pup.

“We got a call from the main people with the government and they told us that the true owners did come forward,” she said. “There was a language barrier—I think they were from another country. They got the dog back [so] I don’t get to take her home. I was looking forward to it.”

She quipped that she was going to rename the dog “Glassie,” for the Glastonbury Festival, so she could beckon the dog with, “Glassie, come home!”

Dolly told the reporters that after this current overseas tour, she plans to concentrate more on the business and music portions of her career.

“I do hope to do some more movies,” she responded to one question, adding that she would eagerly agree to a film if the right script came along. For now, she’s reveling in the European leg of the Blue Smoke World Tour, which wraps in Switzerland.

As she summed up in her typically upbeat tone, “We’ve had an absolutely wonderful tour.”


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