Dolly Parton was quick to to deny rumors that her nickname was ‘Double D’ during Wednesday’s broadcast of LIVE with Kelly and Michael.
It all started when Strahan suggested a few new nicknames for the well-endowed singer now that she’s received an honorary doctorate, but Parton was quick to shoot them down without missing a beat.
Now you have your doctorate, do we call you Doctor Dolly or Double D?” Strahan asked. “That’s an innocent question.”
“But it wasn’t anything new to me because I’ve been called that for years,” Parton said with a laugh.
After answering a series of rapid fire questions, Parton finally answered the one on everybody’s mind. “Are they real?” co-host Kelly Ripa asked.
“Well, of course not,” Parton replied. “Do you think I can ever grow my nails that long?”
Meanwhile, the iconic country music singer has recently ruled out any possibility of ever performing on Broadway during an interview. The 66-year-old has composed over 3,000 songs over the course of her career and her distinct voice has made her known as “The Queen of Country Music.”
Despite her prolific career though, Parton said performing on Broadway would have taxing results on her voice, and for that reason suggested Broadway was not for her.
“I’m amazed by the people who work on stage, that sing night after night, week in week out,” the “Jolene” told The Daily Express in England.
She added, “I don’t have that kind of voice. I really don’t think my voice would hold up to a do a show like that. That’s one of the reasons I’ve never been on Broadway.”
Recently Parton has also been forced to deny that she is a lesbian, after some sources suggested her close friendship with childhood friend Judy Ogle was more than just friendship.
Parton shot down those suggestions immediately, saying, “Judy and I have been best friends since we were like in the third and fourth grade. We still just have a great friendship and relationship and I love her as much as I love anybody in the whole world, but we’re not romantically involved.”