Dolly Parton says she’s done with touring, wants to be ‘closer to home’ with her husband as they get older (Photo: Getty)
The singer, 61, recently said she wanted to be “closer to home” as she gets older, and she feels that in many ways, being a singer is still what she does best. Dolly’s husband, Tom T. Hall, 68, is expecting their first child.
“I believe that we need to find the best way to be closer to home. I’ve never had this in my life before,” said the country great, who has been on the road for almost 20 years.
“Our relationship is different from years past because now we know I’m having another baby and we have all the excitement and anticipation of that.
“And having to be away from my son is an adjustment. We’re at different stages of our pregnancies, but I have my husband with me, and he’s with me.”
Dolly Parton, 65, has said, in the past, that she is “never” retiring and may play one more year for her fans before taking the reins herself.
“I’ve always been a huge fan of the touring life,” she told Rolling Stone in 2017, adding that she wanted to continue touring until she had to “pull the plug”.
Dolly Parton in 1995 (Photo: Getty)
“But the thought of that, I don’t have a lot of fear about it, I think, actually. I know that I have a lot of fans who are like, ‘No way, we’ll wait for you for a long time and you’ll be back to us in no time.’
“I’m a big believer in when you think you’re ready to give it up you’re wrong. You’re never ready.
“The fact of the matter is I love what I do. I love being up on stage.