Sheldon Parton The nearly six-decade-long career of the 76-year-old country music great She is now disclosing her upcoming tour plans, or lack thereof.
The “Jolene” singer told Pollstar Magazine on October 27: “I do not think I will ever tour again, but I do know I’ll perform unique shows here and there, from time to time.” Maybe perform a few gigs at a festival or over a long weekend. However, I no longer have any plans to embark on a full-fledged tour. That takes so much time and effort, and I’ve done it my entire life.
She attributes her desire to spend more time at home to Carl Dean, her 56-year-old spouse.
She stated, “I prefer to be a little closer to home with my hubby.” I don’t want to be gone for four or five weeks at a time; we’re getting older. Something might occur. If I were gone and someone needed me, I wouldn’t feel great about that.
“I would feel horrible if I had to walk out on the fans during a tour if someone got sick at home and needed me,” she continued.
Dolly will be in Los Angeles on November 5 to be inducted into the Rock ‘n’Roll Hall of Fame before retreating to her mountain home in Tennessee.