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Dolly Parton gets up at three AM every morning.
The ‘9 To 5’ singer has confessed she is an early riser, and admits that – like the rest of her family – she prefers to get up early in the morning to get things done, as her body doesn’t need much sleep.
She told Insider: “I don’t need a whole lot of sleep. I go to bed pretty early, but even if I’ve been up late – it’s just kind of like a little clock inside of me that says ‘it’s 3 o’clock!’ I do some of my best work there, but I get enough sleep. I don’t require as much sleep as a lot of other people do, that’s kind of a Parton family trait.”
Dolly has been a musician for years now – and she recently shared the secret to becoming a huge music star.
She explained: “I’m going to have to say a third, a third, a third … You gotta have a backbone. You gotta keep your heart, you gotta keep your soul. I’ve often said I’ve never hardened my heart – I just try to toughen the muscles around it. You have to learn to be strong without becoming harsh or hard. I try to never let anybody or anything get to my true heart or my true soul.”
The ‘Jolene’ hitmaker also admitted she has “sacrificed” a lot to make it.
Speaking about her road to success, she added: “I’ve sacrificed a great deal, and I was always willing to do that, but I only sacrificed to a point. I would never – I have never compromised to the degree that I lost my integrity, my beliefs, my faith, any of that … I would walk away, I’d never go past that point.”