VIDEO: Dolly Parton Talks '9 to 5' Reunion Plans & More on TODAY
Singer, actress and theme park owner Dolly Parton is already busy touring for her upcoming release, "Blue Smoke," but the Tennessee native plans to take a break on May 13, the day her new album drops, to perform on TODAY.
When asked about performing on The Today Show plaza, the 68-year-old replied, "I would love to do that. I've done that years ago, and I absolutely had a ball. I watch you all the time when you have the guests on, so I would be honored and thrilled to come be with all of you (and) promote my new record. You know me, always going to be promoting something - might as well do it with you!"
When asked about a possible 9-5 reunion with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, the co-stars from her 1980 hit film, the singer replied, "Well, I don't know exactly what you're talking about, but whatever they're doing, I'm in!" she added, "Whatever it is, all I can say is we better get to it quick or it will be '95' instead of '9 to 5.'"
Parton also announced that Dollywood has big news for its 29th season - an added attraction. "We have a new roller coaster called Firechaser Express," she revealed. "It's really kind of set in the 1940s, when all the volunteer firefighters here in the Smoky Mountains were really active. It's got a lot of atmosphere, but it's a wonderful ride, tailor-made for families, so the little kids can ride along with their parents or their older brothers and sisters."