Dolly Parton‘s music career is not yet over, but the country music icon has announced that she will never tour again.
She said this in a new interview with Pollstar.
“I do not think I will ever tour again, but I do know I’ll do special shows here and there, now and then. Maybe do a long weekend of shows, or just a few shows at a festival. But I have no intention of going on a full-blown tour anymore,” the 76-year-old star told the outlet.
Parton hasn’t embarked on the road since her expansive North America “Pure & Simple Tour” in 2016.
“I’ve done that my whole life, and it takes so much time and energy,” she added. “I like to stay a little closer to home with my husband [Carl Dean]. We’re getting older now, and I don’t want to be gone for four or five weeks at a time. Something could happen. I would not feel right about that, if I were gone and somebody needed me. Or I would feel bad if I had to leave a tour if somebody got sick at home and needed me and then I had to walk out on the fans.”
Parton, who has plans to make a rock album, said in the interview that she would like collaborations with artists such as Ed Sheeran, Miley Cyrus, Chris Stapleton and Heart in the upcoming project.
She will be inducted into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame on November 5.
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