In a recent interview with Extra, Dolly Parton, a revered figure in the Country Music Hall of Fame, shared her thoughts on Elle King’s recent performance. Parton praised King as a talented artist and a great person, acknowledging the challenges she has faced lately. Regarding King’s performance at the Grand Ole Opry tribute concert for Parton’s 78th birthday in January, where King admitted to being intoxicated and forgetting the lyrics to Parton’s song “Marry Me,” Parton offered understanding and compassion.
Parton emphasized that King had been struggling and had perhaps consumed more alcohol than intended, leading to the onstage mishap. She encouraged fans to forgive and forget the incident, noting that King was likely feeling immense regret about the situation.
Following King’s performance, the Grand Ole Opry issued an apology for the language used during the show, acknowledging the inappropriate nature of King’s remarks. However, King herself has yet to publicly address the incident.
Subsequent to the Grand Ole Opry performance, King postponed several shows, including a concert at the renowned Billy Bob’s Texas dancehall.
In 2023, King released her debut country album, “Come Get Your Wife,” featuring collaborations with artists like Dierks Bentley. She is known for hits like “Ex’s & Oh’s” and successful collaborations such as “Drunk (And I Don’t Wanna Go Home)” with Miranda Lambert and “Different for Girls” with Bentley.
Meanwhile, Dolly Parton is busy promoting her Duncan Hines baking line and commemorating the 50th anniversary of her iconic song “Jolene.” She also recently released a deluxe version of her album “Rockstar,” featuring nine bonus tracks.