Dolly Parton Mulls Recording Glastonbury Festival Mud Song
LONDON — Dolly Parton's appearance at the Glastonbury Festival was one of the most talked about performances of this year's famed U.K. music event, and now a song written especially for the set could be making its way to the recording studio.
The untitled song, in which Parton had the 100,000-strong crowd join her for a chorus of "mud, mud, mud" in honor of the somewhat damp and muddy settings following three days of sporadic rain, has become so popular that plans are being put together to produce a proper version and record it.
"I'm getting so much demand for the mud song that we're talking about recording it. There have been so many requests," the country legend told The Sun tabloid, part of Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. "There is talk about getting a different artist to perform it every year" at Glastonbury.
Following Parton's performance at Glastonbury there was a hint of controversy after claims that she had been lip-syncing onstage. The 68-year-old responded in her outspoken style, saying: "My boobs are fake, my hair's fake, but what is real is my voice and my heart."
In a recent interview with The Guardian, the Jolene hit-maker discussed plans to make a biopic of her life, saying that she "would probably sing my own songs" but that she'd leaving the acting to someone else.
Asked about who should play her, Parton said: "I think they would have to have the right personality. I think they would have to have some big boobs. I think somebody like Scarlett Johansson."