The Story Behind The Song: “Heartbreaker” – Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton

In an interview with “Ladies Home Journal,” Dolly Parton told columnist Cliff Jahr, “I always liked the look of our hookers back home. Their big hairdos and makeup made them look ‘more.’ When people say ‘less is more,’ I say ‘more is more.’ Less is less and I go for more.”

Dolly continued, “I look one way and am another. It makes for a good combination. I always think of ‘her’ – the Dolly image – like a ventriloquist does his dummy. I have fun with it. I think, ‘What will I do with ‘her’ this year to surprise people. What’ll ‘she’ wear, what’ll ‘she’ say?”

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