Dolly Parton Talks Collaboration With Miley Cyrus On Christmas Album, Which Is Probably Her Last

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Katie Jerkovich Entertainment Reporter
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Dolly Parton said she had to get her goddaughter Miley Cyrus to be part of her latest Christmas album because it is probably going to be her last.

“She [Cyrus] had to sing on this Christmas album,” the 74-year-old country music legend shared with Entertainment Tonight Canada about her “A Holly Dolly Christmas.” The clip was noted by NME.com in a piece published Monday. (RELATED: Celebrate Dolly Parton’s Birthday With Her Most Memorable Looks [SLIDESHOW])


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“She was working on her own project and I said, ‘I’m not going to ask you to put it out as a single, I know you got your own thing, but you have to sing on this album with me – you and Billy Ray [Cyrus], because you’re like family, and I’m probably never going to do another Christmas album.'”  (RELATED: Miley Cyrus Admits She May Not Have Married Liam Hemsworth If Wildfire Hadn’t Happened)

Cyrus, who has been busy working on her “Plastic Hearts” album is featured on a song called “Christmas Is.” Check it out!


The “Midnight Sky” hitmaker reportedly never says “no” to “Aunt Dolly” and joined in on the “Jolene” hitmakers’ latest star-studded holiday album, along with the likes of Michael Bublé, Jimmy Fallon, Willie Nelson and more for the 12-track project.


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At one point in the interview, Parton said, due to the coronavirus pandemic, she couldn’t put on a special to go along with the album, but maybe “next year.”

“I said maybe next year, I can get with all these artists and we can revive the album for Christmas next year and add some new and additional things and make a special,” Dolly shared. “I believe in rolling as you go, you can’t give up, you just fit yourself into anything that’s happening. Be as productive as you can be.”