Dolly Parton's Favorite Road Trip Snacks Are Probably Really Different Than Yours

She travels with ‘potted meat,’ Vienna sausage, Tabasco sauce and stuff from her freezer.

LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 17: Dolly Parton visits The Cast of "9 To 5" The Musical at The Savoy Theatre on February 17, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)


LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 17: Dolly Parton visits The Cast of "9 To 5" The Musical at The Savoy Theatre on February 17, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Dave J Hogan/Dave J Hogan/Getty Images)

Photo by: Dave J Hogan

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The world has learned a few new things about Dolly Parton in the last couple of weeks.

For one thing, we now know the country-music legend is up to speed on mainstream hip-hop, at least as it pertains to her. After Post Malone, while performing on the main stage at Bonnaroo on Saturday, wore a pajama-like outfit featuring Parton’s face on both top and bottom, the country music legend took to Twitter to graciously respond to the rapper’s tribute: “Love the outfit from head to toe @PostMalone.” She added a winky-face emoji, for good measure.

We also now know, if we didn’t already, that Parton is a voracious reader – estimating that she reads “at least 50 books a year,” reading herself to sleep and sometimes if she wakes up in the middle of the night. Dolly is a big fan of historical fiction, old classics, Southern literature, books on religion and basically anything that’s on the New York Times bestseller list. Her desert-island book? “I better take the Bible because if I’m stranded on an island, I figure I may not get off of there, and I might want to do some cramming,” she said this week during an appearance on the Today show.

We’ve also learned about how food factors into Parton’s approach to touring.

“I started in show business when I was very young. We traveled by bus and I remember loving, in the early days, stopping at all the truck stops along the way because of all the great restaurants, all the great food, all the little out-of-the-way places,” she recently told the New York Times.

But it isn’t always eating out all the time. Dolly also brings her own road snacks (along with her own comfy pillows).

Like what? Like, um … “Potted meat,” Parton shared. “Or weird things like Vienna sausage. That and a bottle of Tabasco: If I can’t eat whatever they’re cooking, I can always have that.”

She also takes “little special things” like her favorite chips or “special little treats like things in my freezer, cooked at home. Just thaw it out on the bus.”

A mega superstar and she’s traveling with her own supply of leftovers? Honestly, how can you not love that woman?

Oh, and a bonus thing we learned about Dolly in that Times interview: She sleeps with her makeup on!

“I clean my face in the mornings. You never know if you’re going to wreck the bus, you never know if you’re going to be somewhere in a hotel and there’s going to be a fire,” she reasoned. “So I leave my makeup on at night and clean my face in the morning.”

Makes sense.

Photo: GettyImages

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