Dolly Parton will be taking the stage tonight at Allegiant Stadium as she hosts the 57th ACM Awards live from Las Vegas.
In addition that, today is also the release day of her new novel with James Patterson, Run, Rose, Run, and she just put out a coinciding album with the book on Friday.
And I’ll tell you what, the queen of country music has still got it. Not that it was ever in question, but the album is pretty solid considering that it was written for a book, and she even features some fantastic fellow artists in Joe Nichols and Ben Haggard on a couple of songs.
But seeing as it’s a Monday morning and I’m sure we’re all looking for a little motivation to get the week started off right, Dolly has just the song for that with her new track “Woman Up (And Take It Like A Man)”.
A fiery anthem about sticking to your guns and being true to yourself and what you believe in, she says that it was written based on experiences she had coming up in the man’s world that is the music industry:
“I just think this song really suits both of the female characters in the book. If you’re going to be in this business you’ve got to toughen up!
You gotta ‘woman up and take it like a man’ – be as good as or better than all these men… managers, record label folks and these other characters that give them a hard time in the story.”
And if anyone’s should be allowed to give out advice on such topics, it’s Dolly.
She also noted that the song is along the lines of her working girls anthem and mega hit “9 to 5,” and if doesn’t get you fired up to go kick some ass this week, I don’t know what will:
“So, this was one song that I think is kind of like another ‘9 to 5,’ another woman’s anthem. I had all female voices on that one and I think it came out really good!”
I’m gonna let Dolly take it from here. Y’all have a great week…
“Is it easy? No, it ain’t Can I fix it? No, I cain’t But I sure ain’t gonna take it lyin’ down Will I make it? Maybe so Will I give up? Oh, no I’ll be fightin’ ‘til I’m six feet underground”