Dolly Parton receives award at Glastonbury
Dolly Parton received an award for selling 100 million albums worldwide at Glastonbury today (29.06.14)
This article is from 2014.
Dolly Parton received a surprise award at Glastonbury today (29.06.14).
The 68-year-old singer was presented with a congratulatory plaque by Glastonbury organiser Michael Eavis and her manager Danny Nozell at the Somerset event in honour of selling 100 million albums worldwide.
She said after receiving her award: "I've been so busy making records for the past several decades, I didn't realise I had racked up so many sales. What a great honour to know that I have so many fans that have supported me through the years.
"Thanks to the RIAA [Recording Industry Association of America] for the acknowledgment and the plaque. I feel very honoured and proud."
The '9 To 5' hitmaker took to the Pyramid Stage just two hours after being presented with the award to perform her energetic set in front of over 200,000 adoring fans.
The blonde beauty, who was dressed in a white suit covered in rhinestones, belted out the lyrics to her hits 'Islands in the Stream', 'Baby I'm Burning' and 'Jolene', before performing the title track from her new album 'Blue Smoke'.
The bubbly star even got fans to sing along to her new song 'Mud', which she wrote especially for the five-day music festival, before briefly dashing off the stage and returning with Bon Jovi's guitarist Richie Sambora for a duet of 'Lay Your Hands On Me'.
Dolly finished off her 70-minute set by thanking the audience for their continuous support over the years and then rounded off with 'I Will Always Love You'.