Iconic country music singer Dolly Parton is reportedly recording songs that will be released after her death, according to her, she will be leaving behind a ton of material and will like producers and songwriters of the future to be able to take her vocal tracks and overlay them with whatever kind of song they’re recording.
She made these known during the final episode of WNYC’s hit podcast Dolly Parton’s America, co-producer Jad Abumrad catches Parton in a spiritual, reflective mood and poses questions to her about faith, the afterlife, and planning for the eventual end.
“I’ve got hundreds, hundreds, even thousands of songs — a big part of them have never even been recorded,” Parton tells Abumrad, around 21:45 in the episode. “There’s enough stuff to go on forever with my music, to do compilation albums, to do new and original stuff. I am purposely trying to put songs down for that very purpose, to have a click track and my vocals where any arrangement could be done.”