Dolly Parton Blasts Politicians in Newly Released Song

Dolly Parton Blasts Politicians in Newly Released Song

( – Country superstar Dolly Parton has never been shy about saying what she thinks. Now, she’s letting America’s politicians know her opinions too. In a scorching new song, Parton hit out at our elected leaders — and none of them escaped her fire.

On May 11 Parton co-hosted the 58th annual Academy of Country Music awards in Frisco, Texas — and she also gave the first public performance of her latest song. Breaking from her typical country style, the music legend released her very first rock single. And it has a very political theme. The song, titled “World on Fire,” is a powerful lament against the state of the world and particularly this country. She sings about how the US has lost its trust in God, noting the violence and political unrest.

And, of course, she sings about politicians. It begins by noting her disdain for politics, adding, “Greedy politicians, present and past/ They wouldn’t know the truth if it bit ’em in the a**.”

When a correspondent from NBC’s “Today” asked her what politicians she was talking about, Parton’s reply was blunt. “All of ’em,” she said. “Any of ’em.” She went on to say she doesn’t think any politicians are trying hard enough, and that they put their parties before the people. She said our leaders need to pay more attention to what they’re doing and less to how something looks, complaining, “None of them are working from the heart.”

Parton isn’t usually this political. Although she’s been involved in philanthropy for decades, donating millions of dollars to causes she supports, she usually steers clear of actual politics. The superstar has actually been offered the Presidential Medal of Freedom twice — and turned it down both times, once because her husband was ill and once because of the pandemic. When the Tennessee legislature wanted to put up a statue of her in 2021 she said that considering what else was happening around the world, “I don’t think putting me on a pedestal is appropriate at this time.” Her new song seems appropriate, though, because our politicians are certainly letting us down right now.

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