Dolly Parton Is Already Planning What Music She'll Release After She's Dead

January 13, 2020
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Dolly Parton doesn't want to go out like Prince and Aretha. In the final episode of the acclaimed podcast Dolly Parton's America, the country icon says she's already prepping her own posthumous releases. "I am a lucky person, because I've got hundreds, hundreds, even thousands of songs, and a big part of them have never even been recorded," Parton said. "There's enough stuff to go on forever with my music-to do compilation albums, to do actually new and original stuff." She added, "[I don't want to be] in the same shape like Prince or Aretha [Franklin] or anybody that don't plan ahead."