Dolly Parton Hopes She Doesn’t Live As Long As Betty White

After Betty White’s death, Dolly took to social media to honor the actress, saying: “While watching the news last night I learned of Betty White’s passing. Betty will live forever not only in this world but the world here after. I will always love her as we all will!”

Dolly Parton‘s affection for Betty White was reciprocated, as recorded in a 2010 interview with The Boot. In speaking with the outlet, White said that she was a fan of country music and that Dolly’s infamous tune “9 to 5” was among her favorites.

“Country music tells stories, and it’s also basic,” White said. “It’s the kind of music that reaches right inside of you because it’s simple and it’s direct. I just enjoy it thoroughly. It’s relaxing and nostalgic. It can turn on some lovely memories and sometimes some poignant ones.”

“I like Dolly’s whole approach to life with ongoing and uplifting songs,” she said. “I never met Dolly but everything I ever heard about her she was a great gal to know and you could kind of get it in her music and her voice and her approach to lyrics.”

Hear Dolly Parton talk about Betty White in the interview below.

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