How and why Dolly Parton planned the release of a song for the year 2045
Each person treats his or her work in their own way-individual and ambiguous. Some people adore their work, others simply hate it, and still others flit between these two feelings throughout the day on emotional swings... In any case, no person is able to imagine himself in his "current position" for an eternity. And musicians are no exception. No matter how influential, successful and famous they may be, sooner or later they will leave the stage - Either because of intense fatigue, or because of the decline of fame, or, logically, because of age. And beauty. Dolly Parton took care of it in advance.
Despite turning 76 in 2022, one particularly prominent American, Dolly Parton continues to be a source of creative power and inspiration to her fans and followers. She's still immersed in her work head-on, and she has enough projects to keep her from getting bored at her leisure. For example, a kind of musical "time capsule", one intriguing song that the singer plans to release in 2045! And here is the incredible story of this no-win future hit...
Dolly Parton's Musical Time Capsule
If anyone has ever defined such a high-profile term as "industry veteran", it is undoubtedly Dolly Parton. In September 2022, according to her official website, she released "Diamonds and Rhinestones: A Collection of Greatest Hits". This very special album has been described as "a career-wide retrospective, showcasing important recordings from 1971 to 2020." The very fact that this album includes nearly 50 years of classics such as "Jolene," "Coat of Many Colors" and the relatively "fresh" uplifting "When Life Is Good Again" proves that Dolly is an absolutely deserving idol. She has always been, and continues to be, one of the favorite country stars of millions of listeners around the world... Amazing.
Parton still has a lot of work to do. And it's not just about music. In November 2022 she told reporters:
"As for returning to the movies, I'm going to star in Run, Rose, Run, based on a novel I wrote with James Patterson. I think it should be a bestseller!"
Dolly - as an artist, she certainly has incredible strength, charisma, and stamina. The music, which means so much to her, doesn't seem to be going anywhere either. And even when the star is no longer with us (which, unfortunately, will happen one day, because we all are not eternal). Dollywood's DreamMore - prestigious American resort, which is now home to a special time capsule: an unknown song that Parton created and hid so she could see the light of day again 30 years later!
How the idea came about
Parton, always eager to find new ways to surprise and delight her legions of fans, explained what she did in more detail in her book "Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics. According to this book, insider Parton suggested this intriguing marketing move, and Dolly was all for it.
"I wrote this song, and I can't tell you what it is," she writes in the book, stating that after writing and recording the song was locked in a kind of box made of a beautiful chestnut tree at the resort Dollywood's DreamMore. By the way: the capsule was laid with the participation of the singer's favorite uncle, Bill. This is appropriate, considering how important music has always been to Bill...
"My Uncle Bill was one of my mom's younger brothers. He always loved music and he loved to play," the country star emphasizes in her book.
How special it was for him to be a part of it... We're sure his feelings are hard to convey in words. As for the enigmatic and henceforth most anticipated song, in the interest of the future in 2015, it was recorded on CDand the CD player is right there in the secret vault... Dolly took care of everything.
Alas, nothing more is known about the secret song. That's the intrigue, though. Will Parton herself still be with us in 2045 to hear herself on the record again 30 years ago? About this the singer said the following:
"I don't know if I want to live to be 100 or not ... if I do, I'll be at the opening."
We think it's a great idea, and maybe very soon many legendary stars will take it up (which would be great).