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...
Dolly Parton has done it again.In a socially-distanced, pre-recorded segment, the country icon gave it her all for the annual Thanksgiving event.
It was nothing short of iconic.I mean, a little bit of coronavirus isn't going to stop Dolly from putting on a show, is it?
And it has only cemented her further as America's national treasure.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."
The country singer made a career from her "rags-to-rhinestones" story.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.
Her talent didn't go unnoticed.
via: Getty ImagesAfter landing a coveted spot on The Porter Wagoner Show, she saw her name in lights very quickly.
And with songs like "Jolene" and "Love Is Like A Butterfly," she became an icon in the world of country singers.
via: Getty ImagesIn 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.
And the song “Here You Come Again" really helped her do that.It won a Grammy Award and in the following years, she tucked a couple more of the prestigious accolades under her belt.
But it was probably one of her most famous songs, "9 to 5", that truly catapulted her to global stardom.Her iconic country glam style was suddenly recognized all over the world and her distinct million-dollar smile granted her millions of fans.
And, as well as killing it as a musician, she has also dabbled in the world of film.
via: Getty ImagesIn 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.
And, just a few weeks ago...Moderna's coronavirus vaccine, which has become the second vaccine with a stunningly high success rate, was credited solely to her donation.
It's needless to say, Dolly has become our savior during these dark times...
everyone's lord and savior, dolly parton https://t.co/DqkIWRs9bA— nela 🥀 (@nela 🥀)1605899041.0
Now, the Macy's parade was run a little differently this year.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.
And, while plenty of artists were there in the flesh...Dolly opted to pre-record her rendition of "Holly Dolly Christmas" in Nashville.
But that doesn't mean it wasn't a hit.Despite her performance not being live, people loved it and even labeled it as the highlight of the parade.
You can watch her performance here.
The best part of the Macy’s #ThanksgivingDayParade wasn’t even from NYC and I appreciate she wouldn’t risk it! Than… https://t.co/UbmzlGJ54z— Ana Sofía (@Ana Sofía)1606410598.0