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Dolly Parton Reveals Hilarious Reason She Prefers Fax Over Texting

Dolly Parton Reveals Hilarious Reason She Prefers Fax Over Texting

Dolly Parton is refusing to stay up-to-date with the latest technology regarding how she communicates with family and friends.

During her recent appearance on The Drew Barrymore Show, the country music icon spoke about why she continues to prefer communicating by fax machines over text messages. 

“I’m a low-tech girl in a high-tech world,” Dolly Parton declared. “But I surround myself with all these people that are in that high-tech world, but I don’t want to talk to everybody that wants to talk to me.”

However, Parton admitted she doesn’t text anyone simply because she doesn’t want to have to answer any questions with that form of communication. “If someone calls me, I’ll answer if I want to talk to them, or I’ll call them back when I can. Otherwise, I got too much to think about.”

Although she said she has the means to change her communication approach, Dolly Parton just doesn’t want to. “I’m certainly not a stupid person; I could learn it if I wanted to, but I’d rather just have my fax machine, call in my creative stuff to my crew. I’ve got the best crew in the world and I surround myself with great people … I just don’t have time to just sit with my face in a phone all day.”

Fellow country star Reba McEntire previously spoke about Parton’s communication methods. “You don’t call Dolly, you fax her,” McEntire explained during an interview with Apple Music’s Southern Accents Radio last year. “You fax your people and your people talk to her people. That’s the only way I know to get ahold of her.”

Dolly Parton Hits Career Milestone as Her New Rock Album ‘Rockstar’ Debuts at No. 3 on All-Genre Billboard 200 Chart 

Meanwhile, ABC News reports that Dolly Parton has hit a major career milestone as her new and first-ever rock and roll album Rockstar makes its debut at No. 3 on the all-genre Billboard 200 chart. The album is now her high-charting record ever. 

In a statement provided to the media outlet, Parton couldn’t stop sharing how grateful she was for achieving such a big milestone. 

“I owe a thank you to the fans who have always been there for me,” Dolly declared. “Their support made this achievement possible. I’d also like to thank my producer Kent Wells, and all the wonderful artists, musicians, and engineers who brought their talents to this project.”

Among the artists featured on the 30-track album are Chris Stapleton, Steven Tyler, Sting, Elton John, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, and Stevie Nicks. 

The exciting news comes just days after Parton wowed everyone while performing at the Thanksgiving Day NFL game between the Washington Commanders and Dallas Cowboys. She performed Queen’s icon tracks We Are the Champions and We Will Rock You as well as her well-known songs Jolene and 9 to 5.