'Dr. Dolly' Wows, Advises Tenn. Graduates

There's 'a heart beneath these,' Parton tells capacity crowd
By Harry Kimball,  Newser Staff
Posted May 8, 2009 4:36 PM CDT
Dolly Parton.   (AP Photo)
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(Newser) – Dolly Parton roused the crowd at the University of Tennessee’s graduation ceremonies today, during which the singer/tycoon received an honorary doctorate, the Knoxville News Sentinel reports. “I am Dr. Dolly!” she said. “When people say something about ‘double-d,’ they will be thinking of something entirely different.” Parton also had some sage advice: Your parents “are as proud of you as they will probably ever be,” she told the grads. “Seems to me like a good time for you to ask them for a loan.”