Dolly Parton Promises To Release A Dance Album For LGBT Fans

Mike Wass | July 13, 2016 9:40 pm
Dolly Parton's 'Pure & Simple' Tracklist
Dolly Parton unveiled the cover and tracklist of new LP 'Pure & Simple.'

Dolly Parton’s dance era is coming! In a recent interview with The Guardian the country legend was asked about her long-rumored club album for LGBT fans and she promised to complete it. Eventually. “Every time I start to work on that, something else comes up, like this big tour,” the 70-year-old explains. “I’ll have to put that dance album on the shelf again. But one day I promise you I will get that out.” She even revealed a song title. “One of the songs is ‘I’m A Wee Bit Gay.’ It’s a fun, tongue-in-cheek type of song. I promise I’ll get it out.”

The enduring diva then opened up about her loyal LGBT following. “I’ve been around so long, so a lot of people grew up with me,” Dolly says. “I feel more like a family member or an aunt or an older sister or a friend. They know I’m a little different myself. I’ve fought for the right to be myself, so that is one of the reasons that the gays and lesbians relate to me. They know that I appreciate everybody for who they are. We are who we are, so why can’t we be allowed to be that?”

Dolly isn’t exactly a stranger to dance. She was a veritable disco queen in the ’70s, releasing classic bops like “Baby I’m Burnin” and “I Wanna Fall In Love.” She returned to clubland in 1997 with a house cover of “Peace Train,” which went top 10 on the dance chart. Revisit it below.

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