Parton wasn't just exchanging pleasantries. She told Digital Spy in 2016 that she would love to work with the British singer.
“I love her, love her, love her!” Parton said. “Did you notice I used her name in one of the songs on the album (‘Pure and Simple’)? On ‘Head Over High Heels,’ when I say ‘I put on my tight dress, hair piled on my head, painting my lips red like Adele.’”
Dolly continued to gush to the outlet, saying, “I just love her. I love how she looks, I love how she sings, I love how she is. I would love to do something with her. Maybe write a song? Maybe do a duet. So pass that word along!”
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