Country Music Legend Dolly Parton Plans Dance Album Focused on LGBT Pride

Country Music Legend Dolly Parton Plans Dance Album Focused on LGBT Pride reports that legendary country music star Dolly Parton has plans to make a new dance album that will focus on LGBT pride.

"At some point I would like to do a dance record and I have several songs that are very positive towards the gay community," the 68-year-old said at a press conference. "I have a song called 'Just A Wee Bit Gay.' It's a great little dance tune, it's funny and it's got a lot of comic in it... I do write a lot of songs along those lines with people that are different and are just themselves."

Parton has long been known as a supporter of the gay community as well as same-sex marriage and has even confessed to secretly entering a celebrity drag queen look-alike competition which she lost. "It's a good thing I was a girl or I'd be a drag queen," she quipped.

Parton wrote the music and lyrics for the 2009 Broadway musical adaptation of 9 to 5. She recently starred on the big screen playing grandmother to BONNIE & CLYDE's Jeremy Jordan in 'Joyful Noise'.

Parton is the most honored female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach #1 on the Billboard Country charts, 41 career top 10 country albums and 110 career charted singles. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage have reportedly topped a staggering 100 million records world-wide.

She has garnered 7 Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, 5 Academy of Country Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards and is one of only five female artists to win the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year Award, among many more.

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