Dolly Parton moved to New Zealand and thought of opening a hotel there.
The ‘Jolene’ singer, 77, has such fond memories of touring with her ‘Islands in the Stream’ duet partner Kenny Rogers that she wanted to buy a house there. However, he believes it is too far to travel anywhere else.
During an interview with New Zealand magazine Women’s Weekly, the country star said: “I love New Zealand. I’ve been there many times. Me and Kenny Rogers spent five weeks in Australia and New Zealand on the ‘Islands in the Stream’ tour. We did. [en 2014] And we love people. When we had a few days off, we enjoyed the scenery as tourists. Kenny was a photographer so he took a lot of photos of me and other things. “But we loved the people, we loved the food … we loved it all.”
Dolly – who released her debut rock album ‘Rockstar’ last Friday – has stopped touring the world to spend more time with her husband Carl Dean, but hopes to return to New Zealand one day.
And he adds: “It takes 20 hours to get there! We can’t say: ‘We’re going to New Zealand for the weekend’.”
Asked if he would return, he replied: “Never say never. You never know when you’ll be back for whatever reason. I could make a movie and go to a premiere or build a hotel or something. That would be great. Reason to go. I wish I was there.” A little closer”.
The music legend recently insisted that she will not stop working, but hinted that she does not want to leave her husband of more than five decades alone for long due to his advanced age.
In a statement to Good Housekeeping, Dolly said: “I’m not touring anymore. I’ve got a lot of careers. My husband and I are getting old – he’s a bit older than me – and I want to be with him … you’ve got to make sure of that. [las giras]. I’ve done that all my life.”
Dolly recently performed her ‘Pure and Simple’ tour, which consisted of 65 concerts throughout 2016 and 2017 in North America.
The singer had previously stated that she would like to continue performing at concerts and festivals from time to time despite giving up the tour.
He told Pollstar: “I’ll do special shows here and there from time to time. Maybe long weekend concerts or some festival shows. But I’m not looking to do a full tour anymore… I don’t want to be out for four or five weeks in a row.
He recently told Ken Bruce on Greatest Hits Radio that he hopes to die on stage because he will never fully retire. Midway through a song on stage. One day the scenario, I believe I wrote. But anyway, I hope to continue like this, we don’t have many options, but as long as I can work, my health is good, my husband is fine, the only way is “if I slow down or stop. But in the meantime, I can make hay in the sun.” I am Going.”
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