Dolly Parton still contacts goddaughter Miley Cyrus by fax: “She’s rarely on the phone”

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Dolly Parton fans may remember that she asked her goddaughter, pop star Miley Cyrus, to duet with her on her 2020 Christmas album over fax.

Two years later, faxing is still Dolly’s preferred method of contact, Miley revealed during a recent interview on Late Night With Seth Meyers. This is the case despite the fact that Dolly and Miley co-starred in a jokey “Do it For the Phones” PSA-style ad for T-Mobile in a 2022 Super Bowl commercial.

“She was doing it for the phones, yet every time I coordinate and communicate with Dolly, it’s still through fax,” Miley deadpanned. “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.”

Miley also clarified exactly what she means when she says that Dolly communicates via fax.

“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,” the singer explained.

Still, just because texting isn’t Dolly’s preferred means of communication doesn’t mean she hasn’t got the gear.

“She has a phone, she just doesn’t use it, I don’t think,” Miley added. “I think someone uses it for her.”

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