Dolly Parton Pays Heartfelt Tribute to Friend Reba McEntire as She Celebrates Her 66th Birthday

Lois Oladejo
Mar 29, 2021
01:10 P.M.
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Country legend Dolly Parton's birthday shoutout to Reba McEntire was hearty on social media as she gushed over her long-time friend and wished her well on the big day.

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Music icon Reba McEntire received a warm greeting on Instagram as her friend and fellow star Dolly Parton wished her the happiest day on her 66th birthday.

Parton shared a sweet photo of her and the celebrant looking as glam pairs and ageless as ever. McEntire channeled a red-head look, rocking a pixie cut, a black dress, and a big smile.

Dolly Parton poses during a portrait session in Los Angeles, California on 1978 | Photo: Getty Images

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The photo Parton shared showed her wearing a bright yellow floral dress with her ample cleavage peeping a little. Parton wore her blonde hair in a layered style.

Although her caption was short and straight to the point, the words were profound enough to know the kind of relationship the ladies share and the love they have for each other. She wrote:

"A true musician. A true friend. Happy Birthday @reba [heart emoji]."

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McEntire and Parton's friendship began over forty years ago, and the ladies stay in awe of each other. The pair struck it off in 1977 when they acted alongside each other.

Since then, they have run in the same circle of friends, bonding better and growing together. The ladies, both country stars, share a love for gospel music, being mentors in their music field, and managing successful acting careers. 

The music star who doubles as a Hollywood actress turned down the Tennessean bill aiming to erect a statue of her in the city.

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However, they have never recorded an album or been on tour together. Once speaking on McEntire's podcast, "Living and Learning With Reba McEntire," Reba gushed over how she saw Parton as an idol.

Earlier this month, Parton had a profound message for fans concerning the COVID-19 vaccine. The star who donated $1million for the Moderna vaccine development shared that she got her a "taste of her own medicine."

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The star was filmed getting the jab, and she later broke into a song, an adaptation of her hit single, "Jolene." Parton, 75, however, changed the wordings to vaccine instead of Jolene as she encouraged citizens to get the vaccine.

As of last month, the music star who doubles as a Hollywood actress turned down the Tennessean bill aiming to erect a statue of her in the city. The reason being that she was pretty conscious of the current state of the world.

Parton voiced her appreciation of the gesture of being immortalized in the city; however, she noted that she did not want to be out on a pedestal and would rather have the health issues subside before accepting the honor. 

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