Dolly was on Ellen DeGeneres' show a few years ago and Dolly revealed that Carl is "nervous seeing [her] perform".
"It's almost like seeing your kid in a recital," she told the talk show host. "He's afraid I'll mess up. Actually he has seen me a time or two and it did relax him a little. He saw that I do mess up and it's OK because people are not going to punish me for it."
She also says that who she is on stage is not who she is at home.
"When I am on stage, I am Dolly Parton – and the faker I look, with the hair and the double Ds and all, the more real I am, the more true to my roots," she told the Daily Mail. "But when I am at home, cleaning out the fish Carl has caught or still putting on the laundry, I am Dolly Dean."