By Zachary Leeman | March 11, 2019
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D-Mass.) announced her presidential run to the world while the Dolly Parton hit “9 to 5” played behind her.
Playing a hit song like that one — especially a tune that highlights the average American worker — can create quite a powerful moment for politicians.
Warren’s moment, however, was a bit unearned.
It turns out Dolly Parton never gave the senator permission to use her song. Her reason?
The country music star never allows her music to be used for political purposes.
“We did not approve the request, and we do not approve requests like this of [a] political nature,” Parton’s manager, Danny Nozell, recently told the Associated Press.
Many musicians send cease and desist orders to politicians using their music, so Parton could stop Warren from using the song — she played it at a town hall in New York City on Friday.
But there is no word on whether the singer plans to do that.
Dolly Parton is famous for avoiding politics at nearly all costs.
In a world in which celebrities are more and more outspoken and pushy with their beliefs every day, Parton remains a more pure entertainer.
“I’m not into politics. I’m an entertainer,” she said last year about avoiding politics.
This piece originally appeared in LifeZette and is used by permission.
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