'He's not my biggest fan': Dolly Parton surprising admission about her husband

She's country music's most famous star and a living legend for hits including '9 to 5' and 'Jolene' – but Dolly Parton says her own husband isn't a fan of her work.

Parton was a guest on Good Morning Britain to promote the West End launch of '9 to 5: The Musical', but made the surprising admission that her husband of 53 years Carl Dean was not her biggest fan.

Asked whether it was true that he'd only seen her perform once, the 73-year-old said: "He's seen me maybe a couple or two more than that.

"For years and years he would never come to the shows because he felt like he'd get nervous if I messed up, so he never wanted to watch it. The first time he saw me perform and that I was in control of the stage, he was ok.

"He'll come to a show usually if I'm performing at state fairs because he loves to go to the tractor pool, so sometimes he'll ramble around and kind of hear me sing, but he's not necessarily one of my biggest fans, of my music."

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Dolly Parton will be hanging her coat of many colors at a new agency. The iconic country singer-songwriter, actress, TV producer and two-time Oscar nominee has signed with WME after being a free agent since 2016. The move comes as Parton and her original 9 to 5 co-stars Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin are circling a reboot of that 1980 comedy at 2oth Century Fox. The new version, which in its early stages, would focus on three young women dealing with sexism and chauvinism in…

Dolly Parton, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin at the premiere of 9 to 5, which came out during the holiday season, at the Sutton Theater in New York City in 1980.

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American Country Music stars Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers perform their popular duet "Island in the Stream," as they make a rare appearance together at the CMA Awards show in Nashville Tenn., October 11, 1983. (AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)
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Singer Dolly Parton sings during a recording of Lifetime Television's 4th annual "Women Rock! Songs From the Movies" benefit concert at the Kodak Theatre in Hollywood September 30, 2003. [The concert, which benefits breast cancer research, featured female musical artists singing songs from major motion pictures, and will be broadcast October 23 on the Lifetime television network in the United States.]
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Country music singer Dolly Parton performs on NBC television's "Today Show" in New York on July 5, 2002. Parton, whose new album "Halos and Horns" will be released on July 9, performed as part of the show's Summer Concert Series. REUTERS/Peter Morgan PM/MMR
Entertainer Dolly Parton arrives at the Kennedy Center in Washington, October 26, 2003, where Lily Tomlin received the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize for American Humor. Tomlin was feted by entertainers such as Dave Chappelle, Jane Fonda and Parton at the Kennedy Center when she was honored at a Washington ceremony on Sunday for making Americans laugh. REUTERS/Mannie Garcia MG/GN
Dolly Parton (L), Lilly Tomlin and Jane Fonda (R), pose for pictures as they arrive at the Kennedy Center in Washington, October 26, 2003. Tomlin is the latest recipient of the "Mark Twain Prize" which is given to actors and comedians. REUTERS/Mannie Garcia MG
Dolly Parton arrives at the 61st annual Grammy Awards at the Staples Center on Sunday, Feb. 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Jordan Strauss/Invision/AP)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - 2019/02/17: Dolly Parton arrives for the 9 to 5 the Musical Gala Night at The Savoy Theatre, The Strand. (Photo by Keith Mayhew/SOPA Images/LightRocket via Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 17: Patricia Resnick (L) and Dolly Parton bow at the curtain call during the Gala Night performance of '9 To 5: The Musical' at The Savoy Theatre on February 17, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 17: Dolly Parton joins cast members on stage during the curtain call of '9 To 5' The Musical at The Savoy Theatre on February 17, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 17: Dolly Parton joins cast members on stage during the curtain call of '9 To 5' The Musical at The Savoy Theatre on February 17, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 17: Dolly Parton attends the gala evening of Dolly Parton's '9 TO 5' The Musical at The Savoy Theatre on February 17, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 17: Dolly Parton attends the gala evening of Dolly Parton's '9 TO 5' The Musical at The Savoy Theatre on February 17, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Dolly Parton attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CA - FEBRUARY 10: Dolly Parton attends the 61st Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Dan MacMedan/Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES - FEBRUARY 10: Little Big Town and Dolly Parton perform at THE 61ST ANNUAL GRAMMY AWARDS, broadcast live from the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles, Sunday, Feb. 10 (8:00-11:30 PM, live ET/5:00-8:30 PM, live PT) on the CBS Television Network. (Photo by Monty Brinton/CBS via Getty Images)
LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA - FEBRUARY 10: Dolly Parton attends the 61st Annual Grammy Awards at Staples Center on February 10, 2019 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by David Crotty/Patrick McMullan via Getty Images)
US singer Dolly Parton performs onstage during the 61st Annual Grammy Awards on February 10, 2019, in Los Angeles. (Photo by Robyn Beck / AFP) (Photo credit should read ROBYN BECK/AFP/Getty Images)
Dolly Parton poses at a premiere for the movie Dumplin' in Los Angeles, California, U.S., December 6, 2018. REUTERS/Mario Anzuoni
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She explained: "He's proud of me and he loves that I love what I do, but I don't know, it's a touchy subject – I'm like his little girl and maybe he's worried about that.

"He loves hard rock, he likes Led Zeppelin and bluegrass music, so my music's somewhere in between. He doesn't dislike it, but he doesn't go out of his way to play my records, let's put it that way."

Parton also talked about how her 9 to 5 musical, which was originally a film in 1980 starring herself, Jane Fonda, and Lily Tomlin was a forerunner of the #MeToo movement.

The plot focuses on three women who set about overthrowing their sexist boss and Parton said: "It was a little bit ahead of its time...maybe it was timely, maybe it was before its time, maybe it should have been addressed before.

"But at that time, back in the 80s, it really threw some light onto things that needed to be discussed like equal pay and harassment in the workplace, which is still going on, but now that we've revived this new (musical) with the #MeToo movement, I think we still have a ways to go but we're making a lot of progress.

"I thought the movie really did a lot of good. With this new #MeToo movement, it's good timing again."

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