Between tour stops in Kansas City and St. Louis, I caught up with Dolly Parton in a phone interview. The 70-year old singer is on the road promoting her 43rd studio album, Pure & Simple (available worldwide August 19th). Candid and real as always, Parton spoke about her new album, a future appearance on Grace & Frankie with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, and her 50-year career in the entertainment industry. Here are the highlights from our conversation.
The new film Grandma tells a story rare for American cinema: a lesbian of advanced years (Lily Tomlin), in mourning for her soul mate and on skittish footing with the much younger woman she's been seeing (Judy Greer), is suddenly thrust into an adventure involving her teenage granddaughter (Julia Garner) and an unwanted pregnancy.