Dolly Parton rarely goes anywhere without her thousand-watt smile and cheerful attitude. Finally, she is revealing how she stays so chipper!
Parton is on the current cover of Live Happy Magazine, and opened up about her positive outlook on life. It has a lot to do with her upbringing.
“My mama and daddy were the strongest people I ever met,” she says. “God, family and hard work weren’t just ideas at our house, they were what made our house. I carry those values in my heart every single day, and I think it’s the best gift my folks ever gave me.”
Although it isn’t always easy, Parton makes it a point to choose to be happy. Life throws you curveballs, and she understands that. “No one can be happy all the time,” she explains. “As a songwriter, I need to feel all kinds of different emotions so I can tell my stories through music.”
Another way she stays happy is by chasing her dreams, even at age 69. December 10th, one of her dreams is becoming a reality. NBC is airing a movie about Dolly’s childhood called Coat of Many Colors. It stars Sugarland’s Jennifer Nettles as her mother and Alyvia Alyn Lind as young Dolly.
Watch the trailer below.