The bigger the hair, the closer to Jesus, as the old saying goes…
Actually, I don’t know if that’s really an old, prophetic piece of advice, but it might as well be if you ask me.
And I think the one and only Dolly Partonwould agree, as we all know she has rocked her iconic, teased to high Heaven blonde wigs for decades now, and I’ve always wondered what kind of secrets she kept in there.
I mean, she surely has some wild tales of her time in the industry that we’ll unfortunately never hear, but there is at least one thing she keeps stored in all that pretty hair… her mic pack.
Apparently, she doesn’t have enough room to put it somewhere on her body or attach it to her clothes because of how tight they are, so she revealed to CMT that she keeps it in the pocket of her wig when she’s performing on stage:
“My wig cap has a little pocket on it in the back, because my clothes are so tight, my mic pack don’t fit nowhere.
There’s only room for me in my clothes.”
Dolly Parton is a national treasure.
And actually, that’s a pretty genius idea, because then you never have the outline of it sticking out anywhere or ruining the outfit…
“And so I have it to where the mic fits in my hair, cuz I wear wigs all the time, and so it goes right over it and we just kinda mic it around and it works perfectly.”
And speaking of tight clothes, Dolly did an interview with Playboy back in 1978, where she talked about what school was like growing up in rural East Tennessee.
She said that there were no more than 15 kids in the one room schoolhouse, and they ranged from first to eighth grade. She walked to school everyday with her siblings through windy mountain roads just to get there.
She also told the magazine that she was quite popular… for two specific reasons(and not the two you’re probably thinking of):
“I was the most popular girl in school but in the wrong way. I wore tight clothes and told dirty jokes.
I looked more mature, I was more mature. I used my mind in different ways. I developed my mind by writing and thinking deep and planning and dreaming. I thought serious.
I looked as old as the teachers. When I was in high school, I looked like I was 25 years old.”
Dolly is my kinda girl… and it sounds like she hasn’t changed a bit since she was a young women in the great Smokey Mountains.
And she didn’t mention if she ever had a formal consequence for her clothing choices, but it’s clear that there was no point in it because she was gonna do what she wanted anyways.
That part hasn’t changed either, thankfully.
Really, I think she hit the nail on the head when she recorded this one…
“Just because I’m blonde, don’t think I’m dumb, cause this dumb blonde ain’t nobody’s fool…”