Earlier this year, Katy Perry duetted with country music legend Dolly Parton on an awards show. But now, Dolly's got her eye on a collaboration with another massively successful female pop star: Adele. Dolly says she "relates" to the British star "a lot."
"We, at one time, had talked about -- through our people....that we were gonna gonna get together because she was coming to Nashville and we were gonna, if we could get together, maybe write something," Dolly told reporters in Nashville this week. "But our schedules didn't work out. But I'm open, if she is! She's hot right now. I could ride far on her skirt tails!"
"I love how she sings, I love how she looks, I love how she acts, I just love how she is. I relate to her a lot, in some ways," Dolly gushes. In fact, it was Adele's signature look that first caught Dolly's attention.
"When she had her [cat-eye] makeup, you know the way everybody's trying to do their eyes, and I do makeup all the time," Dolly explained. "So my nieces and my sisters are always saying, 'Can you fix my eyes like Adele?'"
That experience led Dolly to name-check the singer in a song on her new album Pure & Simple called "Head over High Heels." When she sings about getting dressed up to go out, she makes a reference to doing her "eyes like Adele."
"I got so excited," Dolly said about coming up with the line. "And I thought, 'She's gonna love me! She's gonna love me for saying her name in a song!'"
Pure & Simple, featuring the song that mentions Adele, comes out on Friday.
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