Dolly Parton Says She’s Done Touring

In an interview with Pollstar, Dolly dropped the news that she’s done with touring, preferring instead to stay close to home with her husband as opposed to gone on the road for weeks at a time as they get older.

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But that doesn’t mean that Dolly’s completely done with the stage, as she says that she’ll still do “special shows here and there.”

“I do not think I will ever tour again, but I do know I’ll do special shows here and there, now and then. Maybe do a long weekend of shows, or just a few shows at a festival. But I have no intention of going on a full-blown tour anymore. 

I’ve done that my whole life, and it takes so much time and energy. I like to stay a little closer to home with my husband. We’re getting older now, and I don’t want to be gone for four or five weeks at a time.

Something could happen. I would not feel right about that, if I were gone and somebody needed me. Or I would feel bad if I had to leave a tour if somebody got sick at home and needed me and then I had to walk out on the fans.”

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