Dolly Parton, starstruck? It might seem like a strange proposition — after all, she’s one of the biggest music stars out there — but she admits there are a few celebrities who make her pretty nervous.
“I’m working on a rock album now, and I’ve been talking to Elton John, Mick Jagger and Debbie Harry,” the singer tells People. “Every time I talk to one of them, it’s just such a thrill.”
Dolly’s not the only country act susceptible to getting butterflies when she’s talking to a huge musical artist. In 2009, Martina McBride told The Boot that she always feels a little starstruck when she’s talking to one of the leading ladies of country music.
“Reba McEntire!” Martina revealed. “I don’t know what it is because she always goes out of her way to make me feel really welcome, but I just love her so much and admire her, and I never know what to say.”
Another country star who gets starstruck by one of the genre’s legends: Scotty McCreery. He said that anytime he’s around Garth Brooks, he winds up “stumbling over my words,” and added, “I remember the first time I met George Strait, it’s like I couldn’t speak.”
And getting starstruck is all relative — Dolly might get nervous around rock icons, but for younger stars like Scotty, no one’s bigger than her.
“Probably the most starstruck I’ve ever been [was] meeting Dolly Parton for the first time,” he says. “That was quite a moment for me. I’m not even sure what I said, it probably didn’t even make sense, but that was pretty spectacular.”
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