Legendary singer Dolly Parton may not be particularly considered to be a religious or gospel artist, but she has recently revealed that God has been a driving force throughout her life and career.
In a press conference meant to promote her upcoming Netflix series titled “Heartstrings,” Parton spoke about how God has guided her since she was a young girl. She revealed that she grew up in a religious household and her grandfather was actually a Pentecostal preacher. As a young girl, an elderly woman once approached her and said, “You are anointed.”
She sees this as a turning point in her life. “That triggered a faith in me because I believe that I was supposed to do something good. After she told me that, I thought, ‘Well then this is my responsibility. I’m going to do something good.’”
Parton has since gone on to become a world-renowned recording artist. Behind the scenes, she has also become a philanthropist. The award-winning singer has donated over 100 million books and has worked hard to promote educational programs through her Imagination Library.
“I always felt responsible to God that I was supposed to be doing something for God,” she said, as quoted by Christian Post.
Dolly Parton’s “Heartstrings” is an eight-part series which she hopes will touch the hearts of viewers worldwide. The stories will be based on some of her greatest hits like “Jolene.”
“If I touch somebody, then that’s great. Then I feel like I’ve done something good and it makes me feel better about myself and it makes me feel like I’m hopefully doing something right and makes me want to continue,’ she said.
Apart from the Netflix series which starts airing on November 22, Parton also said that she plans to create more spiritually centered and uplifting music in the near future.