Dolly Parton Hopes Holiday Season Will Unite America
The legendary country singer appeared on Sunday's episode of "Today" to talk about her new album, "A Holly Dolly Christmas," and "Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square," a Netflix musical.
She didn't shy away from talking about the division in America.
She said, "I think we've just become so divided, 'cause people just seem to love to hate," adding "But we need to carry that Christmas spirit of peace on Earth, and loving one another. We need to carry that into the new year."
"A Holly Dolly Christmas" is Parton's first holiday album in 30 years, but she says that she's wanted to do one for a long time.
Being on lockdown during the pandemic has given her time to write original songs and team up with friends like Miley Cyrus and Jimmy Fallon, who appear on the album.
Dolly explained, "We can't save the world, but we can save the world we're living in."
She added, "And Lord knows, I hope next year is better than this one."