Dolly Parton is working from 9 to 5 on plans for a brand new museum in Nashville. The music legend advised native newspaper The Tennessean in a latest interview that she hopes to open a “Dolly Middle” within the metropolis “fairly quickly, inside the subsequent couple of years”, in keeping with Music Information, which would come with the museum.
“We now have the museum at Dollywood, in fact, however I’d like to have one thing right here since that is actually my residence,” Parton stated. “And I’ll have a restaurant or a bar and grill. Proper now, although, I’ve bought so many issues going. I can do with out that for the second. However sometime I’ll have a enterprise right here.”
Dollywood, Parton’s amusement park and leisure complicated in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, contains the Chasing Rainbows Museum, which holds artefacts associated to the musician’s private life and historical past and Parton memorabilia. Its shows embody a reproduction of the “coat of many-colours” referenced in her beloved tune of the identical title, hand-sewn by the artist’s mom, and Parton’s highschool band uniform.
Final 12 months, amid a nationwide debate over the removing of Accomplice monuments and what to place of their place, Parton requested Tennessee lawmakers to not erect a statue of her on the grounds of the state capitol in Nashville. “I don’t assume placing me on a pedestal is acceptable at the moment,” she wrote in an announcement.
Final month, Parton was inducted into the Rock & Roll Corridor of Fame after beforehand declining a nomination. In January 2021, she twice declined an invite from the administration of then President Donald Trump to be awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.