Hot on the spiked heels of Pure & Simple, her first Number One country record in 25 years, Dolly Parton dresses up her latest lyric video for the flirty “Head Over High Heels,” in various hues of crimson, with a definite emphasis on hot pink. The tune, including a lyrical wink to singer Adele’s identifying eye makeup, finds Parton preparing for a date in which, according to the lyrics, she intends to reverse her guy and woo.
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She leaves whatever the latter means strictly to the imagination, but in real life, Parton used Pure & Simple as a method to help celebrate her and husband Carl Dean’s 50th wedding anniversary this past May. Parton tells Rolling Stone Nation she crafting the LP of romantic tune by considering “all the various colors of love through recent years.”
For the renewal of the couple’s wedding vows, she kept things much less anxiety-free than the groundwork depicted in the new video.
“I got all dressed up in the most exquisite gown you have ever seen and dressed that husband of mine up,” she recalls. “He looked like a good-looking dude out of Hollywood. We had a few family and friends around. We did not plan anything big because we did not need any sort of commotion, any kind of strain, any kind of pressure, so we planned it carefully and cleverly. We merely had a simple little service at our chapel at our location. We just had only several people who needed to be there to make certain they got the images and the few things that we needed. We just had fun with it.”
Parton’s Pure & Simple Tour is in Canada this weekend, followed by several West Coast dates in the U.S. Click here to find tickets to a show!