Dolly Parton; Photo Courtesy of NBC/Dolly Parton's Mountain Magic Christmas
Dolly Parton; Photo Courtesy of NBC/Dolly Parton's Mountain Magic Christmas

Dolly Parton Reveals A Secret Function Of Her Blonde Wigs

Dolly Parton sat down with CMT recently, and she revealed secrets that we’ve never known. The iconic country music singer shared a bit more about what’s behind her signature hair. 

“Actually, my wig cap has a little pocket on it in the back,” Parton began. “Because my clothes are so tight, my mic pack don’t fit nowhere at this point. There’s only room for me in my clothes. So I have it to where the mic fits in my hair – because I wear wigs all the time – so it goes right over it and we just work it around it and it works perfect.”

Dolly Parton has never been shy about her style. She actually revealed the origins of her look in her 202 memoir Dolly Parton: My Life in Lyrics. 

“I always wore my hair all teased up,” she said. “Whenever that style started, I was the first to get my hair all poofed up. Then as soon as I could buy those hairpieces and wigs, I wanted them. For one thing, they were so handy. Plus my hair would never do exactly what I wanted it to do. So the the wigs kind of became my trademark.”


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It’s been quite a year for the legendary country singer. All of the music community has collectively come together to give her her flowers. She was even inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame this fall, despite her reluctance to accept that inclusion as an artist known for her work in country music. That inspired her to head to the studio and record a “rock & roll” album of her own, and it promises to be fantastic. 

Among her philanthropic outpouring, she’s also decided to open a museum in Nashville, Tenn. The “Dolly Center” will arrive downtown in the next few years. 

“I’m going to have a museum here [in Nashville] pretty soon,” she said.

The museum will feature a restaurant bar and grill, too. She has one museum called Chasing Rainbows at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge. While that’s where she grew up, Nashville is home now, and she wants one closer to her.

“We have the museum at Dollywood of course,” she said. “But I would love to have something here since this is really my home.”

She also wants to add to the landscape of celebrity-themed businesses on Lower Broadway.

“And I may have a restaurant or a bar and grill [in the future as well],” she continued. “Right now, I’ve got so many things going. I can do without that for the moment. But someday, I will have a business here.”

She hasn’t completely outlined all of the plans for the new, Music City venture, but she has a vision. The museum may stand alone or she may combine everything into one space. She’s amassed an impressive collection of memorabilia from throughout her decades long career, and she’s eager to share it with fans. Whatever the final result of her plans, it’s certain to be a fixture in Nashville for years to come. 

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