Why we cannot get over what time Dolly Parton gets up in the morning.

Dolly Parton is 72 and has considerably less trouble getting up in the morning than you do.

The country music legend spoke about her morning routine on a promo tour for her latest project, writing the soundtrack for the upcoming Netflix movie Dumplin’, and we cannot get over how early she’s up every single day.

In an interview with American morning show TODAY, Parton said she wakes up every morning at… wait for it… 3am.

“I’m usually up by 3 o’clock. I go to bed early, but I’m just an early bird,” the 9-5 singer said.

“I just love the wee hours.”

While a lot of people who get up early like to exercise first thing, Parton said she gets “more work done between three and seven than most people all day.”

The work involves praying, meditations, spiritual work, answering emails and making phone calls.

Parton is just one of many high-profile successful people who wake up early to get stuff done.

From TV icons Oprah Winfrey and Ellen Degeneres to Tesla CEO Elon Musk and former President Barack Obama, many say getting up early is the key to getting ahead.


Parton also likely used that quiet time while the rest of the world is asleep to write the Dumplin’ soundtrack, which features re-records of Parton’s hits including Here You Come Again and Jolene, as well as songs we haven’t heard before.

The comedy drama is based on the New York Times best selling book by Julie Murphy.

To piss off her overbearing, perfection-obsessed pageant queen mum (played by Jennifer Aniston), Texas teenager and Dolly Parton-fanatic Willowdean (Danielle Macdonald) decides to enter a pageant.

Dumplin’ drops on Netflix on December 7.

What time do you get up in the morning? Could you ever do a 3am start like Dolly Parton?

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