Dolly Parton Once Streaked Through Tom Jones’ Backyard After A Few Margaritas

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Dolly Parton may be America’s sweetheart, but that doesn’t mean she there’s not a little wild child in her.

Late last year, Dolly released her debut rock and roll album fittingly titled Rockstar and fans absolutely loved it.

Featuring 30 songs and a ton of collaborations, including Chris Stapleton on Bob Segar’s classic “Night Moves” and Kid Rock on a new original titled “Either Or,”  the project was something of a groundbreaker for her, as it showed the range that we all knew she had, even at the age of 78 years old.

In the lead up to Rockstar’s release, Dolly did quite a few interviews, but her answer in one with Metro really grabbed my attention when she was asked what the most “rock and roll” thing she ever did was.

“Well, I don’t know what you really call ‘rock and roll’. I’ve done a few fun things. I’ve never really trashed my hotel room or thrown TVs out of the window or anything.

Probably the most radical thing I ever did was when Tom Jones was really hot. Me and a bunch of girls had gone out to have a few margaritas at a Mexican restaurant. We got rained out of a shoot we were doing for a movie, so we spent the afternoon having fun.

We all liked him. Tom Jones and his house in Los Angeles was on the pathway to the hotel where we were staying, so they dared me to streak through his yard. So I streaked through Tom’s yard. He didn’t see me but I did it. That was kind of rock and roll.”

Can you imagine looking out your window and seeing a margarita-fueled Dolly Parton streaking through your backyard? I’ll end that thought there…

It is pretty funny that someone with the success, fame, and money of Dolly has only that story to tell about her younger days, but honestly that’s what makes her who she is. Despite all the glitz and glamor, she stayed that humble kid from Pittman Center, Tennessee, well, at least most of the time.

Here’s to the great Dolly Parton, who we can now officially call a rockstar.

A beer bottle on a dock



A beer bottle on a dock