My favorite fact about Miley Cyrus is that her godmother is Dolly Parton. I know Miley has done a lot of work with animals and the LGBTQ community and I don’t want to downplay that but every time I’m reminded she’s Dolly’s goddaughter, my heart flutters. Of all people on earth I would want to say is my godmother, Dolly would have to be the top of that list. And because Miley has the coolest godmother on the planet, she understands it is her responsibility to occasionally sate us with Dolly facts. The latest Dolly fact Miley shared is that the divine Dolly P wants a word with you, she sends it via fax. While phoning in to the Graham Norton show, Miley said Godmomma Dolly was looking for her to collaborate on a Christmas song for her upcoming album. Only Miley doesn’t have a fax, and Dolly isn’t pleased when you don’t respond.
Dolly Parton had an antiquated way of reaching out to Miley Cyrus.
In a PEOPLE first look of the “Midnight Sky” singer’s appearance on The Graham Norton Show, she reveals that her godmother Parton sent her a fax asking to collaborate on her holiday album.
“So Dolly Parton, she called you?” asks Norton, 57.
“She faxed me,” replies Cyrus, 27, adding that she herself doesn’t even own a fax machine.
“She gets upset when you don’t respond,” she says about the 74-year-old country legend. “And it’s like, I’m sorry, I don’t even know. Half the people watching your show might not even know what a fax machine is.”
I’ve included a brief clip below because Miley looks amazing. I don’t know who coordinated her look with the chair she’s in but it’s gorgeous. And I have just about bit my tongue clear off trying not to comment on how much I hate Miley’s mullet but… I don’t hate it here. I don’t love it, but at least it isn’t making me shout WHY?! at my screen.
What I like even more than Miley’s look is the idea of Dolly sending faxes. What does she do if you don’t respond, send another fax? I bet Dolly has a whole network of faxes spanning the Lincoln Highway. She probably has a giant wall map with pins marking every fax machine in the country. You will all be relieved to know that Miley’s dad, Billy Ray, has an old fax machine in his gym, so the fax was, eventually, received and answered.
If you got a fax from Dolly, you would totally read it in her voice, right?
I didn’t realize is that the aforementioned Christmas album, A Holly Dolly Christmas, is already out and her song with Miley is called Christmas Is. I haven’t heard it yet, my kids have very strict rules about only celebrating the holidays that actually fall in the month we’re in. But see – if Dolly were my Godmomma, one fax and my kids would hush up about Christmas music in October.
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