Dolly Parton is returning to the CMA Music Festival for the first time since the mid 1970s. She will sign autographs on Saturday, June 11, at noon for a limited number of winners in the Fan Fair Exhibit Hall. Her return to country music’s biggest festival is her way of celebrating the 40th anniversary of Fan Fair. She will also appear at Marty Stuart’s Late Night Jam at 10 p.m. on June 8 at the Ryman Auditorium.
CMA Music Festival isn’t the only thing Dolly is returning to after a long absence. She is set to make her first trip to Australia in more than 30 years in November, reports Pedestrian TV. Her visit Down Under will be one of the highlights of the summer concerts scheduled to trek through the country.
Dolly has fans all over the world, including the UK. The UK’s music magazine The Q recently asked Dolly who she thought should play her in a biopic. She had an answer – but she also had a couple of exceptions.
“There were rumors about Reese Witherspoon being up for the role, but we’d have to get her a big old boob job or a big old bra,” Dolly told the magazine. “I’m actually writing my life story as a musical and I want Kristin Chenoweth to play me. People have asked, ‘What about Taylor Swift?,’ but she’s too tall, too slim and has no boobs. She’s like a supermodel. You’d have to saw her legs off at the knee.”