Country stars like [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Dolly Parton[/lastfm] have legions of adoring, and sometimes ‘fanatical’ fans! Every star has a story about their ‘most unusual fan encounter,‘ but in all my years in country music, I have never heard one as CRAZY as Dolly’s…who recalls the day ‘she found a baby on her doorstep!’
Well I sure can understand why this crazy fan story stands out the most for Dolly Parton! She recently told the Chicago Windy City Times:
“There are all kinds of things that people ask me to do…but years ago, when I first started being a big star, I had fans that were fanatical. It was when ‘Jolene’ was a big hit. We came home one day and there was a baby in a box at our gate with a note in it. The note said, ‘My name is Jolene, my momma has left me here and she wants you to have me.’ Of course, we all freaked out!”
Dolly said after they called the local human services department and they came to take the baby, she never heard what happened, if or when they located the baby’s Mama. I have heard all kids of crazy stories from artists about ‘super-fans’ and the crazy things they sometime do, but this one takes the cake for sure!
What is the craziest thing you’ve ever done to get your favorite country stars attention? Be honest here….I doubt it’s crazier than dropping off a baby on their doorstep!
I had to hear “Jolene” after hearing this story too, and thought you might enjoy hearing it too!