Dolly Parton is Planning On Recording Music That Will Be Released After Her Death
“I’m a lucky person because I’ve got hundreds, hundreds, even thousands of songs and a big part of them haven’t even been recorded,” she said on a recent episode on her podcast, Dolly Parton’s America. “There’s enough stuff to go on forever with my music, to do compilation albums, to do, actually, new and original stuff, and I am purposely trying to put songs down for that very purpose.”
So how would that happen? She explained that she will be recording a click track of vocals for producers to create music after her death. “If you’ve got a good click track and a vocal, anything could be done with that,” she said. “So that will go on forever.”
Dolly made it clear that it’s important to her that she be prepared for when she’s no longer living. She’s always been a “type A” type of person, and doesn’t plan to stop, even when she’s dead. “I think ahead. I’m one of those people that believe in being prepared,” she said, adding, “I don’t want to leave my stuff in the same shape like Prince or Aretha [Franklin], or anybody that don’t plan ahead with that.”
To conclude, the podcast, Dolly said that it’s okay if bits and pieces of her fade when she’s gone, but her music is something she hopes will live on. “I hope my music will be left behind. I hope it will always live,” she said. “I think a lot of that other stuff may fall away. But I would like to think that I’ve left some good pieces of music.”
To hear more about her musical plan when she passes, check out the video below.
Are you the type to plan for death, or let it come naturally? What do you think of Dolly planning to record music to be released after her death?