Dolly Parton empathizes with Britney Spears during solo appearance on Watch What Happens Live

  • The 75-year-old country music legend was the sole guest on the Bravo talk show while promoting her first fragrance Dolly - Scent From Above 
  • WWHL host Andy Cohen, 53, relayed the viewer question: 'What is your take on the Free Britney Spears movement and everything going on with Britney?' 
  • 'Well, I try to not get involved in other people's business. I think she's a wonderful artist and I think she's a wonderful girl. I only wish her the best,' Parton said 
  • 'And I understand all those crazy things. I went through a lot of that myself through a big lawsuit in my early days with Porter Wagoner trying to get out on my own. So I understand where she's coming from and how she feels. So I hope that all turns out the way that it should,' she added 
  • Spears was placed under a conservatorship in 2008 controlled by her 69-year-old father, Jamie Spears, and she accused him last month of guardianship abuse 
  • Parton wrote the 1973 country song I Will Always Love You as a farewell to her mentor and former business partner Wagoner after her decision to leave The Porter Wagoner Show and pursue a solo career 

Dolly Parton empathized with Britney Spears on Thursday during a remote appearance on a special episode of Watch What Happens Live.

The 75-year-old country music legend was the sole guest on the Bravo talk show while promoting her first fragrance Dolly - Scent From Above and host Andy Cohen, 53, relayed the viewer question: 'What is your take on the Free Britney Spears movement and everything going on with Britney?'

'Well, I try to not get involved in other people's business. I think she's a wonderful artist and I think she's a wonderful girl. I only wish her the best,' Parton said.

Special episode: Dolly Parton empathized with Britney Spears on Thursday during a remote appearance on a special episode of Watch What Happens Live

Special episode: Dolly Parton empathized with Britney Spears on Thursday during a remote appearance on a special episode of Watch What Happens Live

'And I understand all those crazy things. I went through a lot of that myself through a big lawsuit in my early days with Porter Wagoner trying to get out on my own. So I understand where she's coming from and how she feels. So I hope that all turns out the way that it should,' she added.

Wagoner filed a $3 million breach of contract lawsuit against Parton in 1979 that was settled out of court, with Parton later saying, 'It took me a while to pay it off, but he got the first million dollars I ever made.'

Spears, 39, was placed under a conservatorship in 2008 controlled by her 69-year-old father, Jamie Spears, and she accused him last month of guardianship abuse.

The so-called #FreeBritney movement formed online in 2019 after details of Britney's conservatorship emerged and gained support from Cher, Paris Hilton and Parton's godchild Miley Cyrus, 28.

Conservatorship battle: Spears, shown in July 2019 in Los Angeles, last month accused her father of guardianship abuse

Conservatorship battle: Spears, shown in July 2019 in Los Angeles, last month accused her father of guardianship abuse

Free Britney: A supporter of the Free Britney movement is shown earlier this month at a rally in Washington, DC at the Lincoln Memorial

Free Britney: A supporter of the Free Britney movement is shown earlier this month at a rally in Washington, DC at the Lincoln Memorial

Parton in 1967 was introduced by Wagoner on his television show The Porter Wagoner Show and they were a popular vocal duo from the late 1960s to early 1970s.

She wrote the 1973 country song I Will Always Love You as a farewell to her mentor and former business partner after her decision to leave The Porter Wagoner Show and pursue a solo career.

Wagoner died of lung cancer in October 2007 at age 80 in Nashville with his family and Parton at his side and she later performed a concert at her theme park Dollywood in Wagoner's memory after his death.

Solo guest: Parton, 75, was the sole guest on the Bravo talk show while promoting her first fragrance Dolly - Scent From Above and host Andy Cohen, 53, relayed the viewer question: 'What is your take on the Free Britney Spears movement and everything going on with Britney?'

Solo guest: Parton, 75, was the sole guest on the Bravo talk show while promoting her first fragrance Dolly - Scent From Above and host Andy Cohen, 53, relayed the viewer question: 'What is your take on the Free Britney Spears movement and everything going on with Britney?'

Cohen also asked Parton what was the best thing she had bought or invested in from her royalties to I Will Always Love You that was most famously covered by the late Whitney Houston.

'Well, that's a good question. I bought my big office complex down in Nashville. And so I thought, well, this is a wonderful place to be. I bought a property down in what was the black area of town. And it was mostly just black families and people that lived around there. And it was off the beaten path from 16th Avenue and I thought, well, I am going to buy this place. It was a whole strip mall,' Parton said.

'I thought this is the perfect place for me to be considering it was Whitney. So I felt this was great. I'm just going to be down here with her people, who are my people as well. I just love the fact that I spent that money on a complex, and I think ''This is the house that Whitney built'',' she added.

Famous song: Cohen also asked Parton what was the best thing she had bought or invested in from her royalties to I Will Always Love You that was most famously covered by the late Whitney Houston

Famous song: Cohen also asked Parton what was the best thing she had bought or invested in from her royalties to I Will Always Love You that was most famously covered by the late Whitney Houston

Cohen also relayed a question from viewer Sam in West Hollywood, California who wanted to know if she ever smoked a joint with her goddaughter Miley.

'Well, no, I never have. But I've been around her when she's smoked a joint,' Parton replied with a laugh.

Cohen asked how the 'energy' changes when that happens.

Pop star: Cohen also relayed a question from viewer Sam in West Hollywood, California who wanted to know if she ever smoked a joint with her goddaughter Miley Cyrus

Pop star: Cohen also relayed a question from viewer Sam in West Hollywood, California who wanted to know if she ever smoked a joint with her goddaughter Miley Cyrus

'Oh, we just get funny. I mean, she doesn't go around smoking. But I've been around her when she'll smoke it. I don't care. It's like that euphoric high you get. I just get in there with her, whatever,' Parton said.

Another viewer asked Parton why she and Reba McEntire, 66, have never done a song together.

'Reba and I just did a song together,' Parton said to applause.

Dynamic duo: Another viewer asked Parton why she and Reba McEntire, 66, have never done a song together and she revealed that they recently did a song together

Dynamic duo: Another viewer asked Parton why she and Reba McEntire, 66, have never done a song together and she revealed that they recently did a song together

She said they did a remake of McEntire's 1993 song Does He Love You that will appear on McEntire's next album.

'We did a new version of it. It turned out really good because I have always wanted to sing with her and I don't know why we never did it until now. But we really sounded good together and I think the fans are going to like it,' Parton said.

Parton also played the show's signature game Plead The Fifth.

She revealed during the game that her unreleased 'secret' song stored in a vault at Dollywood that will not be released until 2045 has the title 'My Place In History'.

Game time: Parton also played the show's signature game Plead The Fifth and revealed that her unreleased 'secret' song stored in a vault at Dollywood that will not be released until 2045 has the title 'My Place In History'

Game time: Parton also played the show's signature game Plead The Fifth and revealed that her unreleased 'secret' song stored in a vault at Dollywood that will not be released until 2045 has the title 'My Place In History'

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