Dolly Parton’s show-stopping Dallas Cowboys cheerleading outfit was a surprise to everyone, including her manager, when she performed on Thanksgiving Day.
Her manager, Danny Noxell, told Billboard, “Dolly didn’t tell or show anyone that she was going to dress as a Dallas Cowboys cheerleader until it was time to go to the stage. It was completely her idea. She waited until right before she went to stage and came out of the dressing room to show us all. When she came out, myself, the security and my staff fainted. I couldn’t tell the difference between Dolly and the cheerleaders. That is the genius of Dolly, and people are still talking about it.”
Parton did more than just perform in Dallas: She also donated $1 million to the Red Kettle campaign with the Salvation Army, which kicked off its annual fundraising drive during the Cowboys’ halftime.