Dolly Parton’s Husband To Make First Ever Appearance On Stage For Their 50th Anniversary

Dolly Parton’s Husband To Make First Ever Appearance On Stage For Their 50th Anniversary | Country Music Videos

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Mystery no more! 

Dolly Parton’s husband of 49 years, Carl Dean, is set to join his famous wife onstage for the first time ever!

According to, Parton’s infamous goddaughter Miley Cyrus broke the news in an interview last week. She said he would join his wife on stage, “not to sing, just to be there, at her side, in the spotlight.

This is supposedly going to happen at their 50th wedding anniversary party on May 30, 2016. Along with the party, will be a ceremony for the happy couple to renew their vows. 

Dean has famously stayed out of the spotlight, rarely having his pictures taken, never doing any interviews, and reportedly he has only attended one of his wife’s many shows over the last five decades. There have only been 20 pictures published of the two together. 

Here are a few:

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Parton and Dean met just a few days after she left home for Nashville to pursue a music career, and have been together ever since! She has talked about how different she is on stage and at home. 

“When I am on stage, I am Dolly Parton. The faker I look, with the hair and the double Ds and all, the more real I am, the more true to my roots. But when I am at home, cleaning out the fish Carl has caught, or still putting on the laundry, I am Dolly Dean.”

Mr. and Mrs. Dean are truly a match made in heaven and prove that opposites attract. Parton has said, “He is not musical – but he is kind, funny and romantic…We’re completely opposite, but that’s what makes it fun. I never know what he’s gonna say or do. He’s always surprising me.

We can’t wait until next May when the world finally gets to meet Carl Dean!

Until then, take a look at a slideshow of Dolly and Carl together, with Parton sings her 2001 song “Marry Me” in the background.

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