The country legend talks about the dog she helped rescue after her set at Glastonbury
This summer marks five decades since Dolly Parton hopped on a bus and headed to Music City. The Country Music Hall of Famer is still at it--and on one of the biggest hot streaks of her career. Her recent release, "Blue Smoke," became her highest-charting solo album ever on the Billboard 200, and she's been racking up acclaim and huge crowds during her world tour. In a teleconference last week from Stockholm, Sweden, Parton discussed the secret to her boundless energy and the fate of "Doggie Parton."
In case you missed it, Doggie Parton was found separated from her owners after Parton played to 100,000 people at Glastonbury Festival. Parton considered adopting the dog, but now she happily reports the dog will soon return home. "We just got a call from the main people from the government, and they said that the true owners had come forward." Parton says the family had reported the dog missing, but there was a language barrier which slowed the return process. "But they got the dog back, and everyone feels good about it."
Though she's happy "Doggie Parton" is back with her owners, she admits to getting attached. "I was looking forward to taking her home. I have been very instrumental in making sure she's been taken care of all the way through with her needs and the research. They thought she was seven, but she's actually 15-years-old. So the Happy Landing Shelter has a happy ending now," she says, referring to the shelter that was taking care of Doggie Parton.