Stephen Colbert Cries While Dolly Parton Sings To Him On ‘The Late Show’ (VIDEO)
Dolly Parton is a national treasure. We all know this. She’s basically everyone’s sweet aunt, who gives you too much chocolate cake and offers up great life advice. We all love Dolly Parton. That’s one thing the whole country can come together on.
She was on ‘The Late Show‘ with Stephen Colbert this week, and during the interview, she started talking about how her late mother would sing her songs, most of them featuring these sad stories.
So many of those songs were sad … There was a song she used to sing called ‘Bury Me Beneath the Willow,’ it was about a girl that was going to get married and her boyfriend left her at the altar.
And that’s when Parton paid tribute to her mother with an impromptu performance of the song.
As you can see, Colbert got pretty emotional, “Like a lot of Americans, I’m under a lot of stress right now, Dolly. You got my tripwire right there, I’ll tell you. That was pretty beautiful,” he told her.
He then added that sometimes there’s nothing happier than a good cry.
If you’d like to hear Dolly sing the same song back in the ’70s, check out the clip below…