Reba McEntire reveals Dolly Parton can only be reached via fax machine

Publish Date
Tuesday, 17 October 2023, 3:41PM
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The country legend is a hard lady to get in touch with and prefers an unconventional method of communication.

Reba McEntire, during an appearance on Watch What Happens Live with Andy Cohen, revealed that the sole means by which she can contact Dolly Parton is through fax.

Despite their extensive collaborations, Reba said, "Dolly does not text. I don't have her telephone number"

"I even asked Kenny Rogers one time, I said, ‘Do you have Dolly’s cell number?’ He said, ‘No.’ So you fax her."

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Reba and Kenny are not the only ones who have had to pull out the fax machine to get in touch with Dolly.

Back in 2020, Miley Cyrus, who is Dolly's goddaughter, collaborated with Dolly for her Christmas album and was actually invited to collaborate via fax.

"Every time I coordinate, or communicate with Dolly, it's still through fax," Miley said. "So I don't know what she's talking about. She's rarely on the phone. Next time we'll have to do it for the fax machine."

"She does a fax, and then someone scans the fax, and then they put it into a text message, and then that gets sent to me. And it's always signed," she explains.


Dolly and Reba have shared the stage on numerous occasions. They collaborated on a new rendition of Reba's 1993 hit, Does He Love You, and co-hosted the 2019 CMA Awards alongside Carrie Underwood. In 2011, Dolly had the honour of inducting Reba McEntire into the esteemed Country Music Hall of Fame.

On another note, Dolly Parton is gearing up for the release of her 49th solo studio album, Rockstar, featuring original tracks and iconic rock covers, including songs by Prince, The Rolling Stones and Queen. Parton even enlisted the help of music legends like Paul McCartney and Ringo Starr for a rendition of Let It Be.

Notably, she once refused Elvis Presley the rights to cover her song I Will Always Love You, a decision that paved the way for Whitney Houston's unforgettable rendition in 1992.

Reba McEntire's latest album, Not That Fancy, was released recently, featuring her collaboration with Dolly Parton.

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