Dolly Parton Claims She Will Not Perform On Tour Anymore To Spend More Time With Her Husband Carl Dean

Dolly Parton is an icon who has been in the spotlight for decades as one of the best female country singers and musicians of all time. Known for her vibrant, bubbly personality, unique vocal tone, and beautiful songwriting skills, Parton has gone on to become a legend in the entertainment industry. Even more beautiful than her voice and lyricism is the fact that Parton uses her platform for the betterment of others through donations and charity work.

Her humble beginnings could be one of the reasons for her kind heart. The “Jolene” singer grew up as one of 12 children in a poor Tennessee family, and her journey to stardom is one that draws an outpouring of love and admiration.

Parton’s musical talents became known early on, and before long, she began writing her own songs. After graduating high school in 1964, Parton moved to Nashville, Tennessee, to become a star. Incidentally, not only did she kick off what would be a legendary career that year, but she also met the love of her life – her future husband, Carl Dean.

According to a post shared on her official website to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary, Parton and Dean tied the knot on May 30, 1966. The couple, along with the country musician’s mother, went to Ringgold, Georgia, where they had a small ceremony.

They went on to have a very happy romance for the next few decades, but they never had any children. As of 2023, Parton and Dean have been married for 57 years.

Although Dolly Parton and Carl Dean have been married for a long time, the musician had maintained her romance with her husband completely private as he almost never showed up to public events or talked to the press for interviews.

In 2022, the singer spoke in an episode of “The Kelleigh Bannen Show” on Apple Music Country, as reported by the Independent, where she shared her thoughts about keeping her relationship away from the public eye.

She noted that early on in her career, her mom told her that she should “always keep something back for you,” and she shouldn’t “give it all the way.”

The wise words of her mother stuck with her, and she applied them in her married life.

“I’ve known how to keep my husband private… It’s just natural to me to protect the things and the people I love and to protect my own privacy,” she said.

Many people would think the couple is a great example of a loving marriage, and Parton finally revealed the secret to a long romance in an interview with E! News’ Daily Pop in 2022. It included dressing her best for her husband.

“I like to dress up for Carl… Every day, I put on some makeup and fix my hair because I think, ‘Well, the whole world, I’m out here and everybody else sees me all dressed up, and I’m not going to just kind of go home and just flop on him,’” she said, as reported by the Independent.

She added that it’s important to look as good as she can because, for her, it “kind of helps keep things spicy.”

For the first time in her career, Dolly Parton released her first-ever rock album titled “Rockstar” as fans have been used to her singing country music throughout her life.

The album was massive as it featured over 30 tracks and numerous collaborations with artists like Miley Cyrus, Pink, Elton John, Lizzo, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Sting, and many more.

The reason why the musician decided to release an album under the rock music genre was because she was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2022. Initially, she declined the honor because she’s a country singer, not a rockstar, but she later revealed that she would record an album full of rock covers with other artists.

Since she released a new album, many would assume that she would go on tour to promote her tracks, but it appears that fans won’t see her traveling to major cities for concerts as she revealed in an interview with Good Housekeeping in 2023 that she needed to take care of her husband.

“I don’t tour anymore… I’ve got so many business things I’m doing. And my husband and I are getting older—he’s a little older than I am—and I kind of need to be with him,” Parton said, as reported by Marie Claire.

Even though she won’t be touring in different venues or arenas, the singer clarified that it didn’t mean she would retire soon, and there are only two reasons for her to decide if she’d ever stop performing.

“I might take off of you know, a month instead of a week, but no, I don’t plan to ever retire unless my husband was sick and really needed me, or I was sick, that’d be the only two reasons I would ever quit,” she explained.


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