Hint: Early to bed…

Perri Ormont Blumberg
October 10, 2017

It’s been a heavy start to October for all in the country music industry. After the tragic mass shooting in Las Vegas, morning radio’s popular The Bobby Bones Show has hosted emotional performances and interviews with guests ranging from Keith Urban to Maren Morris.

But yesterday, October 9th, Dolly Parton offered listeners a much-needed dose of lightness in the show’s Nashville studio. Kicking off her segment, she reveals the call-time for her morning appearance was water off a duck's back for the 71-year-old songstress: “I’m an early bird, so I’m usually up and around by 3:00 a.m. every day. I get up and do my work, and sometimes I go back and take a little nap. But I usually get more done between 3:00 a.m. and 9:00 a.m.”

We’re sure the Smoky Mountain Songbird has a few more tools in the wheelhouse behind her illustrious career, but we sure think her early wake-up time is key. Imagine the quiet of your home in the wee hours of the morning as you power through work, a new crafting project, or writing a novel before most people even stir from their slumber. All followed by a 9:00 a.m. power nap? Sounds good to us.

After the playful exchange, Dolly hints a comedy album may be in her future (“A good sense of humor comes from both sides of my family, my mama’s people [are] hysterical, my dad’s people as well!”).

The Queen of Country also touches on being a songwriter, the interesting backstory of Whitney Houston’s cover of ‘I Will Always Love You,’ and navigating the country music scene in Nashville while chatting with Bones.

@dollyparton talking about her song ‘I Will Always Love You’ 😱❤️

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“I love songwriting. It’s my personal time.” - @dollyparton 👏🏼👏🏼

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Watch a clip from the interview below, or listen to the full interview here.

Dolly’s new children's album, I Believe in You, hits stores this Friday, October 13th. You can buy it online here.