America’s sweetheart and coronavirus vaccine savior, Dolly Parton, performed at Macy’s annual Thanksgiving Day Parade yesterday, and it was everything we could have dreamed of.
Keep scrolling to watch her iconic performance for yourself…
In a socially-distanced, pre-recorded segment, the country icon gave it her all for the annual Thanksgiving event.
I mean, a little bit of coronavirus isn’t going to stop Dolly from putting on a show, is it?
Born in Locust Ridge, Dolly was the fourth child of a whopping twelve, and comes from humble beginnings, having described her family in the past as being “dirt poor.”
She has credited many of her family members for helping mold her musicality, but particularly her uncle, Bill Owens, for getting her foot in the door of the industry.
After landing a coveted spot on The Porter Wagoner Show, she saw her name in lights very quickly.
In 1975 and ’76, the Country Music Association awarded her with Female Country Singer of the Year and, during this time, she was also working on moving into the pop market in order to further her career.
It won a Grammy Award and in the following years, she tucked a couple more of the prestigious accolades under her belt.
Her iconic country glam style was suddenly recognized all over the world and her distinct million-dollar smile granted her millions of fans.
In the ’80s, Dolly made appearances in films such as Nine to Five, The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas, and Steel Magnolias.
Long story short, Dolly is an icon.
Over the years, the singer has built her image around being America’s sweetheart, and even now, at the age of seventy-four, she still has a strong and loyal fan base.
This year, she won over the hearts of the nation again with her generosity during the coronavirus pandemic.
Earlier this year, it was revealed that Dolly had donated $1 million to coronavirus research at Vanderbilt University.
Moderna’s coronavirus vaccine, which has become the second vaccine with a stunningly high success rate, was credited solely to her donation.
And, just when we thought she couldn’t do any more to lift our spirits, she went and put on one hell of a show for the virtual Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade.
Thanks to the ongoing pandemic, the 94th annual event aired to a television audience as opposed to the huge crowds which typically line the 2.5-mile route through the heart of Manhattan.
Dolly opted to pre-record her rendition of “Holly Dolly Christmas” in Nashville.
Despite her performance not being live, people loved it and even labeled it as the highlight of the parade.
Never change, Dolly.
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