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Dolly Parton recently revealed to ET Canada that she and Lainey Wilson would release a duet in honor of The Judds. Dolly said when asked about it, “With Lainey Wilson…. I just did with her; we’ve got a song we did for The Judds. They’re doing an album for The Judds for mental illness and some of the problems that [Naomi Judd] had.”

She added, “So they’re doing a whole album of the songs, and I got to do ‘Mama He’s Crazy’ with Lainey. I don’t even know her. So, I’m going to get a chance to visit.”

Parton presented Wilson with the ACM’s Female Artist award earlier this month (5/11). When she took the stage to accept the honor, Wilson said, “I can’t believe I just met Dolly Parton first of all, whoa!” She said, “And ladies in this category, thank you so much. I am up here because of you all. Because of people like Dolly Parton paving the way. And I tell you what, everybody in this category didn’t just wind up there by happenstance; they have worked their fingers to the bone; they have put blood, sweat, tears, and years into this.”

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Wilson wrote a song on her Sayin’ What I’m Thinkin’ album called “WWDD” (What Would Dolly Do). She told Rolling Stone of the song when it came out in 2021, “If we all did it a little more like Dolly, we’d be lookin’ at a world with a little less rain and a lot more rainbows. She’s an icon around the world for a reason — from her music to the way she gives, to her business sense, to the way she looks, to her lighthearted witty sense of humor — no one does it quite like Dolly does.”

The song’s lyrics include, “Big heart, big smile / Big voice on the radio dial / Like a country music modern day apostle / Yeah, I leaned in like it was gospel / W-W-D-D / That’s the bottom line for me / My go-to compass and my golden rule / When life rings my southern bell / I just gotta ask myself, hell / What would Dolly do?”

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