Dolly Parton: American Hustler

She's the most decorated female singer in the history of country music. And she has no plans of slowing down.

“I think [‘Can’t Be That Wrong’] is the ultimate cheating song,” she exclaims. “‘Anything that feels this right can’t be that wrong.’ I based that on someone’s relationship that’s very close to me, someone that was very in love with their family, but they fell in love with somebody else and that was just as real to them, and they could not give either up. I saw how they were suffering with that whole thing and it would hurt me because I knew that person so well. I thought, ‘Wow, I know this is real. This is major, to go through this.’ My favorite line as a songwriter is the tag on that song, ‘Well to hell with heaven if it means I lose you.’ I thought, ‘Yes! That’s one of the best lines I ever wrote!’" “I’m Sixteen” is a more lighthearted take on romance, and is Parton’s favorite song on the album. She was inspired to write the song, a playful jaunt that features lines like “You love me, and what could be more rejuvenating? I’m young again” after witnessing her sister find a late-in-life romance that had her grinning like a teenager. “I’m going to send that…

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