Speaking to The Boot
, Dolly explained early in her career she wanted to travel, be loved, be on stage and earn good money adding, "I just thought, 'If I am gonna get to where I really want to go, I'm going to have to be willing to make any sacrifice it takes."
The Nashville icon went on to say that she has certainly paid her dues. "I seem like a happy person, and I am, "she reflected. "I have a happy heart. But I've been through heartache, I've known my sorrows. I paid my major prices for my career, but I wouldn't trade it for nothing. Yes, it's been worth the sacrifice."