Dolly Parton urged her fans and music industry professionals to give a pass to Elle King, who made headlines after an embarrassing performance in Nashville last month at a concert commemorating her birthday. Parton.
King, 34, said she was “fucking hammered” while on stage at the Grand Ole Opry as part of a show honoring the country legend, who turned 78 on Jan. 19 .
The music legend, who was not on hand for the performance in his honor, told Extra on Friday that she supports King and loves him and his work.
“She is truly a great artist,” the author of Behind the Seams: My Life in Rhinestones told the outlet. “She’s a great girl and she’s been going through some tough things lately.”
The Jolene artist said of the fiasco: “She had just a little too much to drink, so let’s forgive it, forget it and move on, because she felt worse than anyone.”
Dolly Parton, 78, urged her fans and music industry professionals to give a pass to Elle King, 34, who made headlines after an embarrassing performance in Nashville last month at a concert commemorating Parton’s birthday. Parton photographed in May in Texas
The Grand Ole Opry said it is sorry for the profanity singer King used during his Jan. 19 performance at the iconic Nashville venue.
The night of the Parton tribute, the Grand Ole Opry told an audience member that he was sorry for the profanity he had uttered. King, the actor’s daughter Rob Schneider, used in his performance.
King was seen slurring her words and saying the F-word several times during the set, before admitting on stage that she had been “hammered”; and I forgot the lyrics to Parton’s song Marry Me.
On January 23, a Parton insider told Dailymail.com that the legendary artist had no plans to publicly criticize King following the release.
“Dolly is in no way going to criticize Elle for her performance at the Opry, that is not Dolly’s style and it will not be Dolly’s intention to bring down another artist, especially another female artist” , said the source.
The source continued: “Dolly doesn’t begin to know what she might be going through, whether it was just a bad night or something more, but Dolly won’t drag Elle one way or another, Dolly not going to tear it down.
“It could actually result in something positive and special where they perform together.” Dolly is all about training people and this unfortunate incident is just that, a bump in the road.
The source concluded: “Dolly is going to go all the way and expect the best and if she ever speaks, sees or plays with Elle in the future it will all be positive because that’s where the state is of Dolly’s mind at all times.”
King then rescheduled a series of shows following his embarrassing appearance at the singer’s 9am-5pm tribute in the week following the disastrous release.
Elle King caused a stir among fans at the Grand Ole Opry last month when she appeared “hammered” during a performance.
King then rescheduled a series of shows following his embarrassing appearance at the 9 to 5 singer’s tribute in the week following the disastrous release.
In a January 19 tweet, the venue’s account said Lauren Alaina had been kicked off the show called Opry Goes Dolly; following King’s profane demonstration, an audience member responded to the tweet regarding Alaina.
“I wish she was here because Elle King ruined the night with her horrible, drunk, profane performance,” the user said. “Dolly Parton would have been mortified. For our first time at the Opry, it was a shame we all had to witness this.
The Hall responded: “We deeply regret and apologize for the language used during the second Opry performance last night.”
Others at the concert expressed similar feelings following the disastrous outing.
“I was there on Friday for the second show with my two young daughters,” the user said. “I paid $380 for tickets, $40 for parking and stood in sub-zero temperatures waiting to get in, only to leave early due to the vileness coming out of Elle. So heartbreaking for my 11 year old daughter who loves Dolly.
Another attendee said he was “surprised” someone didn’t take the microphone away from her when she was “bombing hard” on the outing.
One user responded: “Knowing some of the musicians who fought so hard to get on that stage and what an honor it is, let alone being part of a show in Dolly’s honor, it was completely disheartening for my daughters, who have their own dreams of walking on that stage one day.
One user said King’s exit “was the most disgusting and unprofessional display” they had witnessed at a concert, and wondered “why was she allowed on stage when he It was obvious that she was completely drunk.”
The singer and daughter of Rob Schneider performed at Nashville’s Grand Ole Opry at the Ryman Auditorium in a show honoring Dolly Parton on her 78th birthday, although the country legend herself was not in attendance.
King was seen slurring her words and saying the F-word several times during the set, before admitting onstage that she was “hammered.”
Social media users left comments on King’s latest Instagram post regarding the performance.
One user asked instead to never invite King “back to such a respected institution” because “his trashy behavior was offensive, not only to the Opry and the fans, but also to the other artists on stage tonight- there”.
A TikTok video from @auctioneergirl showed King performing Parton’s 2001 song Marry Me, when she seemed to forget the lyrics.
Instead, she sang, “I don’t know the words to these things in this damn town… Don’t tell Dolly ’cause it’s her birthday.”
She then started antagonizing fans by telling them, “You spent money on this shit?”
After a fan started yelling at her, King openly stated that she was drunk on stage, which did not sit well with fans.
“You won’t get your money back. I’ll tell you one more thing: “Hello, my name is Elle King [and] I’m really hammered,” she said on stage.
One of the band members suggested they play one of his songs, to which King responded: “I can barely play another person’s song, let me see if I can play one of mine. ”
The Opry Goes Dolly show also featured Ashley Monroe, Tigirlily Gold, Dailey & Vincent and Terri Clark, with fans lambasting King on social media.
Although King hasn’t discussed this performance, she has spoken about her drinking in the past, insisting she can control it. She is pictured here drinking on stage in January last year.
Elle King and her father Rob Schneider were photographed in 2009 at the Ice House Comedy Club in Pasadena, California.
Although King hasn’t discussed this performance, she has spoken about her drinking in the past, insisting she can control it.
“I really like drinking and singing. I don’t want to be as drunk as I used to be,” King said in a 2022 interview. “It’s easier for me to say, ‘Yeah, I want to drink and party and [then] go on stage.” I get nervous before going on stage, [so] I have a few drinks.
“Drinking makes me less nervous about hitting the notes when I sing. If I don’t do them, it will sting less,” she said.
King released her first single – Good to Be a Man – in 2012, with her debut album, The Elle King LP, released that year, as she was named an artist to watch by Esquire.
While King began her career as a rock artist, with her 2014 breakthrough hit Ex’s and Oh’s, she shifted her focus entirely to country music with her third album, 2023’s Come Get Your Wife.
The singer was married to Andrew Ferguson from 2016 to 2017 but they never shared children.