The singer revealed she has a habit of waking up long before sunrise.

By Meghan Overdeep
November 30, 2018
Dolly Parton
Credit: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images

If you've ever wondered how in the world Dolly Parton manages to do so much, well, we've finally got an answer.

In an appearance on Today this morning, the country music legend revealed that her secret to success is one shared by movers and shakers throughout history. Like Benjamin Franklin and Ernest Hemmingway before her, Parton is an early bird.

"I just love the wee hours," the 72-year-old explained to hosts Hoda Kotb and Carson Daly.

"I'm usually up by 3 o'clock," the glittery songstress continued. "I go to bed early, but I'm just an early bird."

And Parton, who stopped by the morning show to talk about her new album, "Dumplin,' doesn't necessarily use that extra time to write music.

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"I do my little meditations, I do my little spiritual work," she explained, adding that she also answers mail. "I get more work done between 3 and 7 than most people all day, because it's quiet and the energy's all low-key, except mine."

And no matter what, she always makes time to pray. "That's the first thing I do when I get up, I just thank the Lord for another day."

See more from Parton's charming interview in the video above.