Dolly Parton has buried a song in a time capsule til 2045 (Picture: Shirlaine Forrest/WireImage)
We sure hope you weren’t holding out for one song in particular from Dolly Parton, after the star recorded a tune and locked it in a time capsule to be opened in 2045.
Good things come to those who wait, we suppose?
Held in a wooden box at her Dollywood amusement park, the song made by the 74-year-old country music legend is not allowed to be shared for another 24 years.
That’ll make Dolly 99 years old when the time comes to open the box (can’t wait for that press tour) and she’s described not being able to share the song to burying one of her children, putting them ‘on ice’, and then not being around when they are brought back to life.
In her book, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics, she revealed, as per NME: ‘It would be a song that will never be heard until 30 years from the time we opened the resort.
‘They said, “You’ll be long dead.” I said, “Well, maybe not. I’ll be 99. I’ve seen people live to be older than that.”‘
Dolly will be 99 when the tune is released (Picture: Getty Images)
She went on: ‘That’s like burying one of my kids, putting it on ice or something, and I won’t be around to see it brought back to life.
‘It’s just burning me up inside that I have to leave it in there.
‘Anyway, it’s kind of weird or strange that they would ask me to write this mystery song. I don’t know if I want to live to be 100 or not. But you never know. I might, and if I do, I’m going to be at that opening.’
Last year, Dolly renamed one of the rides at Dollywood – the theme park she co-owns – in the wake of the Black Lives Matter movement.
After being inspired by The Chicks, who dropped the word Dixie from their name, Dolly altered the name of the Dixie Stampede ride, as the word Dixie has links to slavery.
She said: ‘There’s such a thing as innocent ignorance, and so many of us are guilty of that. When they said Dixie was an offensive word, I thought, “Well, I don’t want to offend anybody. This is a business. We’ll just call it The Stampede”.
‘As soon as you realise that [something] is a problem, you should fix it. Don’t be a dumba*s. That’s where my heart is. I would never dream of hurting anybody on purpose.’