We caught up with country music legend Dolly Parton this past summer, and she opened up about her new album, her old-time religion, and what makes “I Will Always Love You” the greatest ballad of all time
“What better person to do BUST magazine than me?” It’s the first thing Dolly Parton says when she calls from her part-time home of Nashville, TN, before letting loose with a melodic laugh, as familiar as her Southern, ... Read More
BY Emma Tilden
on Jul 30, 2014
Brand new country duo Maddie & Tae are calling out the crazy-high levels of sexism in the music genre known as “Bro Country”—the hyper-masculine, woman-objectifying trope that has come to dominate modern country music. They use their new song, “Girl in a Country Song” to point out the ridiculousness of portraying every woman as an overly sexual yet faceless being.
The lyrics are pretty great:
“I hear you over ... Read More
on Jul 14, 2014
There are tons and tons of ultra talented divas that have helped to revolutionize the music industry, from Aretha Franklin to Madonna, to Billie Holliday, to Queen Bey, but very few of these stellar vocalists are actually responsible for writing their own music or lyrics. Of course, out of hundreds of songs, a few can be attributed to the actual singer, such as Aretha Franklin’s “Think” (about whatcha tryna do to me), but like so many other great ... Read More
BY Gwen Berumen
on Jul 09, 2014
“Something Bad” by Miranda Lambert and Carrie Underwood should be on in the background as you read this piece. Something bad has been happening in country music, and as usual, it’s hurting the ladies.
It seems that booze, parking lot parties, and getting laid are what it is all about nowadays. Recently, country music has been dominated by men with a very specific agenda. Artists like Luke Bryan, Jason Aldean, Florida Georgia Line, and Lee ... Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on May 28, 2014
It's hard to be a diamond in a rhinestone world! Just ask the one and only Dolly Parton, cover woman for BUST's June/July Summer Music Issue. An idol for generations, this gal shows no sign of stopping, or even slowing down. And staying fresh? Please. Just listen to her cover of Bon Jovi's "Lay Your Hands on Me."
(Make sure you listen all the way to the end so you can hear her say, "Lord, I'm ready for America.")
Her new album, Blue Smoke, comes out May 29, ... Read More
on May 27, 2014
Can you hear that? It’s the sound of BUST’s June/July Summer Music Issue, featuring the one and only Dolly Parton on the cover! We’ve got an exclusive interview with the icon, in which she spills the beans on her inspiration, her childhood, and, of course, feminism.
And there’s plenty more hotness in this issue, including interviews with Tom Felton of Harry Potter fame, and smokin’ musical up-and-comers like Mary Lambert, Little ... Read More
BY Andrea Stopa
on May 13, 2014
To put it simply, Dolly Parton is a force of nature. She is the single most successful female country artist of all time--selling over 100 million records--and she's living up to that title at a fabulous 68 years old. She's invincible.
Apparently The Today Show loves her almost as much as we do. Here she is, strutting her stuff to promote the release of her 42nd album (!!!). Besides being a total BAMF, she is so impossibly adorable and kind ... Read More
BY Abigail Nutter
on Apr 28, 2014
Viewers of QVC had the awesome opportunity yesterday to watch a full hour of Dolly Parton, and purchase her new album 20 days before it’s official release on May 13th. Audiences soaked up some Dolly, as she answered questions, joked with the interviewer, and delighted the world with her bubbly antics and larger than life persona.
Dolly performed live in front of a Nashville audience with new songs off of “Blue Smoke,” as well as classics ... Read More
BY Amy Carlberg
on Apr 18, 2014
Get your girl band on this Saturday, April 19, for Record Store Day in New York City and across the country. The day promotes what record shops do best: provide rare goods for the hungriest fans to slobber over. You might be able to order pork soup buns online these days, but the stuff we're about to tell you about is available exclusively at independent retailers on Record Store Day. Find your participating store here and you'll go from "But it's my ... Read More
BY Eloise Giegerich
on Oct 18, 2013
We all know that Dolly Parton can do ANYTHING, but did you know that she loves to rap? In a newly released preview video for the singer’s upcoming appearance on The Queen Latifah Show today, Parton, donning a bedazzled, tight black dress, matching leggings, gold chains, and a ginormous white afro, shows off her skillz, busting out rhymes that are both frightening and amazing at the same time.
Not only does Parton incorporate a banjo-accompanied ... Read More