Dolly Parton explains the reason why she will never be seen without her makeup. This Country legend is dedicated to maintaining her iconic image.

Dolly Parton always looks so perfect. While other stars can be caught by the paparazzi on some less than stellar looking days, this never happens to Dolly. These photogs will never catch Dolly on a bad hair day or without makeup for a simple reason. She won’t allow it.

The Country legend discussed her beauty secret and it might surprise you!
The “Jolene” singer has maintained her signature look of big blonde hair and perfect makeup for decades and she plans on that happening forever.

It’s part of her brand. It’s her image just like her amazing voice and sparkling personality. This is because she sleeps with her makeup on.

That’s right.

Dolly Parton Sleeps In Her Makeup

“I clean my face in the mornings,” Dolly said in an interview early this year. “You never know if you’re going to wreck the bus, you never know if you’re going to be somewhere in a hotel and there’s going to be a fire. So I leave my makeup on at night and clean my face in the morning.”

Listen to a tipsy Emmy-nominated writer and producer retell the inside story behind Dolly Parton's "I Will Always Love You".

Behind every great song, there’s usually an equally great story. That’s the case with Dolly Parton‘s classic “I Will Always Love You”. The timeless ballad remains one of the singer/songwriter’s most well-known and beloved hits. But even if you’ve heard its origin story before, this retelling from the television show “Drunk History” will surely make you love the story of why the song was written even more.

The “Drunk History” of “I Will Always Love You”

“Drunk History” host Derek Waters travels the country talking to historians — professionals and amateurs — of all kinds and listens to them recount stories from history while enjoying some — or a lot — fine adult beverages.

Emmy-nominated writer/producer Seth Weitberg begins the story of Dolly Parton taking the place of Norma Jean as the “girl singer” on “The PWagoner Show” in the 1960s with a drink in hand. The rest is a tipsy ride through the country music relationship between Dolly Parton and P Wagoner.

As the story goes, when Dolly Parton got her first solo hit with the song “Jolene” she wanted to take a break from P Wagoner and his show. In order to tell him, Dolly wrote the song, “I Will Always Love You”. She then sang the song for him to ultimately garner Wagoner’s approval for the split.

Did Porter Wagoner test Dolly’s love?

As Dolly Parton’s fame grew over the subsequent years, in both her music career and starring with Burt Reynolds in the movie “The Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” P Wagoner sued Dolly.

Wagoner demanded 15 percent of everything Dolly has made. The country icon settled with Wagoner for a one-time lump sum instead. But Dolly Parton didn’t let P money grab make her bitter or angry.

When P Wagoner subsequently fell on hard times financially, Dolly bought his entire, extensive catalog of songs, giving him a much-needed infusion of cash.

And when a more financially stable Wagoner came back to her years later wanting to buy back the rights to his music, she told him he could have it all back for free.

While the pair didn’t remain close over the years — could anyone blame Dolly for not wanting to talk to P despite her love for the man? — Dolly went to see before his death in 2007 and sang the song she’d written for him all those years before: “I Will Always Love You.”

And that’s why Dolly Parton is the best.