Dolly Parton was candid in a recent interview with NPR podcast Dolly Parton’s America. Throughout the nearly 30-minute episode, the country legend discussed her faith and regrets as well as plans to release music after her death.
In the interview, the 73-year-old admits that she doesn’t want to leave her music in the same shape as Prince or Aretha Franklin’s untimely deaths. As a result, Parton has hundreds of unrecorded songs ready for release. When asked how she feels about being called "Saint Dolly" and what happens when she’s no longer here, she detailed her hopes for new producers to reinterpret her music long after she's gone and to release those creations in the future.
“First of all, I’m no saint," she says with a laugh. “Trust me. But, for me, as far as what I hope my music will be left behind, I hope that it will always live. I think a lot of that other stuff may fall away. I would like to think that I’ve left some good pieces of music. And I think as long as time lasts, people will be doing music all kinds of different ways.”