Dolly Parton Tells Fans to Keep the Faith During Coronavirus PandemicRolling Stone — Claire Shaffer
At the bottom of the stairs in her house, the 74-year-old country star begins by singing, “Climbing the stairway to heaven, because this virus has scared the H-E-L-L out of out us.”
But then she continues, “I’m not making light out of the situation. Well, maybe I am, because it’s the light, I believe, that’s gonna dissolve the situation. I think God is in this, I really do. I think he’s trying to hold us up to the light so we can see ourselves and see each other through the eyes of love. And I hope we learn that lesson.”
Parton says she believes that “we’re gonna all be better people” once the COVID-19 pandemic passes. “So just keep the faith, don’t be too scared. It’s gonna be alright, God loves us.”
Last week, Parton released a video tribute to the late Kenny Rogers, who died from natural causes at the age of 81. The pair collaborated on the chart-topping 1983 duet “Islands in the Stream,” which was recently covered by Orville Peck during a livestream.