WATCH: Dolly Parton's Husband Isn't That Into His Wife's Music
Sounds like Mr. Dean would rather rock out to Zeppelin.
Dolly Parton's husband, Carl Thomas Dean, is notorious for staying out of the limelight, rarely making any public appearances with the Smoky Mountain Songstress. But behind closed doors, what does he really think of his wife's music?
It seems he's pretty lukewarm on the beloved singer and songwriter's tunes. After noting that Dean sometimes tags along if she's playing at state fairs (apparently, he loves the tractor pull and visiting the stock yards). "He's not necessarily one of my biggest fans...as my music," concedes Parton in a recent interview with Good Morning Britain. "He's proud of me and he loves that I love what I do, but it's a touchy subject. I'm like his little little girl, he just worries about that," she continues, adding that he likes hard rock, Led Zeppelin, and bluegrass. "My music's somewhere in between. He doesn't dislike it, but he doesn't go out of his way to play my records, let's put it that way." Watch the full video below.
Later, Parton stresses the respect and love in their relationship, noting that they always have a good time and laugh a lot ("We laugh a lot and I think that's been one...of the most precious parts of our relationship.") This coming May will mark the couple's 53rd wedding anniversary.
We don't know about you, but we think if we shared living quarters with the Queen of Country herself we'd be spinning her records 24/7. But, alas, they do say opposites attract, after all.