Dolly was on the show to promote a scheduled musical performance in May and a new roller coaster for Dollywood’s 29th season.
“We have a new roller coaster called Firechaser Express,” she revealed. “It’s really kind of set in the 1940s, when all the volunteer firefighters here in the Smoky Mountains were really active. It’s got a lot of atmosphere, but it’s a wonderful ride, tailor-made for families, so the little kids can ride along with their parents or their older brothers and sisters.”
“I would love to do that,” Parton told Savannah Guthrie when asked about taking the TODAY stage. “I’ve done that years ago, and I absolutely had a ball. I watch you all the time when you have the guests on, so I would be honored and thrilled to come be with all of you (and) promote my new record. You know me, always going to be promoting something — might as well do it with you!”
Parton had that same “might as well” attitude in place when asked about a possible reunion with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, the co-stars from her 1980 hit film “9 to 5.” “Well, I don’t know exactly what you’re talking about, but whatever they’re doing, I’m in!” she said with a smile. “Whatever it is, all I can say is we better get to it quick or it will be ’95’ instead of ‘9 to 5.'”
View the interview and Dolly’s latest video at Today.com