Dolly Parton, 75 years old, says that she doesn’t wish to be idolized.


She is beloved across the nation as an American icon. But Dolly Parton – who is one of the 2021 People Of The Year – insisted: 'I don't want to be worshiped, because there's a scripture in my Bible that talks about idol worship.' The 75-year-old was also modest about her extensive charity work, saying: 'I'm glad that I stand for enough stuff to where I'm not the worst person in the world.'

As an American icon, she is loved by the entire nation. But Dolly Parton – who is one of the 2021 People Of The Year – insisted: ‘I don’t want to be worshiped, because there’s a scripture in my Bible that talks about idol worship.’ Dolly Parton, 75 years old, was humble regarding her charitable work. She said: “I’m glad I stand for enough stuff so that I’m still not the most evil person in the universe.”

Dolly is leery of the way she is occasionally deified and pointed out that 'I see that happening all the time with movie stars and these celebrities.' Dolly added: 'People literally worship them more than they worship God. And I just - I cringe at it sometimes. But if I can set an example, then that's great.'

Dolly expressed concern about Dolly being deified in public and stated that it is something she observes all the while with Hollywood stars and celebrities. Dolly stated that people worship these celebrities more than God. Sometimes it makes me cringe. If I can be an example for others, that would be great.

The country icon's charity ventures include the Imagination Library which provides free books to small children. Three years ago Imagination Library marked 100 million books donated since the outfit first began all the way back in 1995.

The charity initiatives of this country icon include the Imagination Library that provides books for children as young as three years old. Three years ago, Imagination Library had 100 million books donated by children since 1995 when it was founded. 

She told Good Morning America that she founded the charity as a tribute to her father who 'couldn't read and write and that always troubled him and bothered him.' Her father was part of the Imagination Library effort and lived until 2000 - 'long enough to hear the kids call me "the book lady," seeing it do good.'

Good Morning America told her that the charity was a memorial to her father, who couldn’t read or write. This always bothered and troubled him. She was a part of the Imagination Library project and lived to 2000. It is said that she heard the children call her “the book lady” because it did good.

More recently she raised $700,000 for flood victims in Middle Tennessee a couple of months ago, and last year, she gave the Vanderbilt University Medical Center $1 million, which the college used in its work with Moderna on the COVID-19 vaccine.

Recently, she has raised $700,000.000 to help flood victims in Middle Tennessee. Also, last year, Vanderbilt University Medical Center received $1 million from her. The college also used the money in Moderna’s COVID-19 vaccination project.

However, she wears her generosity lightly and is 'skeptical' of her People Of The Year title as 'that's a lot of pressure. But, yeah, it's like, I am not all that. I'm glad that I stand for enough stuff to where I'm not the worst person in the world.' Dolly dished: 'I'm kind of addicted to the feeling of giving. Knowing that I'm doing something good for someone else.'

She doesn’t take her generousity lightly, and she is skeptical of the People Of The Year title because it’s too much pressure. However, she admits that it isn’t all bad. “I’m happy that I believe enough to be able to do good in this world. Dolly said: “I feel a bit addicted to the idea of giving.” The satisfaction of doing good work for others.

On top of her massively successful songwriting career, she has branched out into various business ventures including her Dollywood theme park. The Jolene singer, who has put out clothing and launched a production company among other endeavors, revealed what sort of boss she feels she is. 'I'm a good boss, I think. I try to rule with love and compassion. But also, there's a fine line that says: "She's not a pushover,"' she clarified. Pictured: Dolly in a throwback photo with her longtime husband, Carl Dean, which she posted on Instagram to celebrate Thanksgiving.

In addition to her hugely successful songwriting career she also has other business ventures, including Dollywood’s theme park. Jolene, who among many other ventures has launched clothing lines and a production business, shared her thoughts on what kind of boss she was. “I consider myself a great boss. My goal is to be a leader who is compassionate and loves her. She clarified, however: “She is not a pushover.” Pictured is Dolly and Carl Dean in a throwback shot that she shared on Instagram as a way to mark Thanksgiving.

Dolly continued: 'I'm a fair and honest person. I like to be as friendly as I can and love the people that work with me and I like to have them love me.' When it comes to business affairs she is aware 'that we're using each other and that when it's time for them to go on, they can. But I want to be the kind of person, if they need to come talk to me, they can almost like as a friend and then we'll get to the business. I don't want anybody to be afraid to come to me.' Dolly dished while chuckling: 'Some people I have to kick their... up one side and down the other because some people will just not listen. And then you do have your creative vampires. You do have your energy vampires and you've got some people that just going to eat you up alive.'

Dolly said, “I am fair and honest.” I try to be friendly and to love my coworkers as much as possible. I also like it when they love me. She is conscious that we are all using one another in business matters and can move on when they’re ready. However, I would like to make it easy for people to talk to me if they have questions. Then we can get on to the business. It’s not okay for anyone to fear coming to me. Dolly laughed while exchanging a joke: “Some people, I have to kick them up and down because some people just won’t listen.” You also have creative vampires. Your energy vampires are there, and then you have some that will just eat your face off.

The music dynamo, who famously declined to let Elvis Presley cover her song I Will Always Love You because it would involve her giving up the rights, explained that 'a creative vampire is someone who takes your ideas and they claim them as their own, they take them and then they scatter them out.' Paraphrasing a Ronald Reagan maxim she said: 'There's that old saying: "There's no limit to what can be done if it doesn't matter who gets the credit," and there's truth in that. But that's the hardest part if someone takes your idea.' She maintained that she never affects 'to know what I don't know,' recalling: 'It was my idea to have Dollywood, to have a theme park, but I knew I didn't know anything about running it, but I knew I would find people. So I always do that, though, with anything. I hire people. I see what I need and what I want, but I know I can't do all that myself.'

Music dynamo Elvis Presley refused to perform I Will Always Love You. She cited Ronald Reagan’s maxim, “There is no limit to the possibilities if you don’t care who takes credit.” If someone steals your idea, that is the hard part. Although she maintained that she doesn’t influence ‘to know the things I don’t,’ she said: “It was my idea for Dollywood to have a theme-park, but I knew nothing about how to run it. But I knew I’d find people. That’s why I do it with everything. I hire people. I hire people.

In a previous interview, she told CNBC her business acumen came from her father: 'I think I got that strength, you know, from him.' Dolly remembered: 'So early on, people that might think that I would be a pushover, I'd have the money and gone before it hit 'em.'

CNBC interviewed her previously and she said that her father gave her the strength to run a business. Dolly said that she was a strong woman and that people who thought that she would push the envelope were wrong. She had enough money to get by them before they got it.