Dolly parton is one of only two country artists, with Kane Brown, which won a place on TIME magazine’s list of the most influential people of 2021. Dolly’s own goddaughter, Miley Cyrus, wrote the touching tribute to the country music legend.
“Deep down, she’s the definition of a humanitarian,” Miley writes of Dolly. “She’s also the most flawless walking contradiction in the world, having developed her iconic look after being inspired by the city bum. Now she is known as a holy, even divine figure.”
Miley also praised Dolly for her influence, which spans generations.
“But even though she’s created an identity that she downplays as being built on wigs, a lot of gingham and silicone, the foundation of this empire is actually her honesty, truth, and faith,” Miley writes.
“People turn to Dolly for advice, and she knows it,” she says of her role model. “She carries this responsibility with the same grace and pride as she wears a two-piece Nudie costume. She recognizes how much impact her choices will have as one of the most iconic and powerful voices in the world. country music, and she leaves no one behind. “
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