The ultimate woman crush! Dolly Parton’s career has spanned music, movies, multiple business ventures and more — and she’s shown no sign of slowing down.“Well, I think [the power dynamic for women in music] has [shifted] to a great degree,” the “Jolene” songstress, 76, exclusively told Us Weekly ahead of Women’s History Month while promoting her Dolly Parton x Duncan Hines collaboration. “I just really think that it’s great that women are getting more chances now than they have been.
We’ve come a long way, but we’ve got a long way to go.”Parton, whose costarring role in 1980’s 9 to 5 alongside Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin continues to inspire working women to this day, has frequently tried to use her influence for good.“I’m always about empowering women,” the Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings alum told Us. “One of the songs [on] the new Run Rose Run album is called ‘Woman Up and Take it Like a Man,’ you know, be as good as — or better than — [a man and] just woman up.
If you wanna do it, you gotta do it, don’t let anybody tell you that you can’t, you don’t have to, you don’t have to, you know, be to anything or anybody.”She continued: “We’re not trying to take over the world.
We’re just trying to have an equal opportunity to do what we do, to be paid for what we do, [to] be appreciated and respected for what we do.