Speaking at a press conference, country music legend Dolly Parton has revealed that her interest in recording a dance album “that her gay fans can relate to” has been re-ignited.
The news emerges seven years after celebrity blogger Perez Hilton described hearing a track titled Just A Wee Bit Gay. At the same time, producer Allen Morgan claimed to have been hired by Parton to create ‘dance-inspired’ songs for an album, after the singer heard his techno remix of her hit 9 to 5.
In the years since, Parton has told reporters that the dance record is “still in the works” and that she wasn’t sure of whether it would come ahead of a traditional country album or not, adding “I have a lot of gay fans that love to dance”.
The 68 year-old singer addressed the aforementioned song at the press conference, saying, “I do write a lot of songs along those lines with people that are different and just themselves. It’s a great little dance tune, it’s funny and it’s got a lot of comic in it”.
Parton is currently enjoying a resurgence in popularity after performing to one of the biggest crowds in the history of Glastonbury at this year’s festival, with her new best of compilation, Blue Smoke, currently at number 3 in the UK albums chart.
It was also confirmed by Parton that she is continuing to work on a film based on her life story, though a release date has not yet been discussed.
Watch Dolly Parton perform her classic Jolene at this year’s Glastonbury below.
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