Dolly Parton, 73, dons chain-covered black catsuit to celebrate 50 years at the Grand Ole Opry

Legendary country crooner Dolly Parton celebrated an eye-popping 50 years of membership at the famed Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Saturday clad in a chain-covered black catsuit.

The 73-year-old national treasure shared a b&w snap from her first performance back in 1969, but technically she first sang onstage the Opry when she was 10 years old.

‘Time sure flies when you’re having fun!’ the eight-time Grammy winner exclaimed via Instagram.  

'I am so excited to be here!' Legendary country crooner Dolly Parton celebrated an eye-popping 50 years of membership at the famed Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Saturday clad in a chain-covered black catsuit

‘I am so excited to be here!’ Legendary country crooner Dolly Parton celebrated an eye-popping 50 years of membership at the famed Grand Ole Opry in Nashville on Saturday clad in a chain-covered black catsuit

'Time sure flies when you’re having fun!' The 73-year-old national treasure shared a b&w snap from her first performance back in 1969, but technically she first sang onstage the Opry when she was 10 years old

‘Time sure flies when you’re having fun!’ The 73-year-old national treasure shared a b&w snap from her first performance back in 1969, but technically she first sang onstage the Opry when she was 10 years old

‘All my friends are going to help me celebrate. It’s been a wonderful day. It’s been a wonderful week. It’s been a wonderful life! So anyway, we’re going to share it all with you!’

Dolly showcased her iconic over-the-top style in her signature long sleeves, excess broaches, and gold peep-toe heels selected by her lifelong creative director/costume designer, Steve Summers.

‘When I was little, I patterned my look after the town trollop,’ Parton revealed on The Tonight Show back in 2016.

‘And I thought she was the most beautiful thing. She had all this make-up and hair and all the tight clothes and everything I wanted. So, it impressed me…  

'Every sequin tells a story!' Dolly showcased her iconic over-the-top style in her signature long sleeves, excess broaches, and gold peep-toe heels

She relies on her lifelong creative director/costume designer, Steve Summers

‘Every sequin tells a story!’ Dolly showcased her iconic over-the-top style in her signature long sleeves, excess broaches, and gold peep-toe heels selected by her lifelong creative director/costume designer, Steve Summers

Parton revealed on The Tonight Show back in 2016: 'When I was little, I patterned my look after the town trollop, and I thought she was the most beautiful thing. She had all this make-up and hair and all the tight clothes and everything I wanted. So, it impressed me'

Parton revealed on The Tonight Show back in 2016: ‘When I was little, I patterned my look after the town trollop, and I thought she was the most beautiful thing. She had all this make-up and hair and all the tight clothes and everything I wanted. So, it impressed me’

She added: 'I never really got to know her really because I don't think her family probably knew she was a ho...But she was precious and she meant a lot to me'

She added: ‘I never really got to know her really because I don’t think her family probably knew she was a ho…But she was precious and she meant a lot to me’

'It costs a lot of money to look this cheap!' The Tennessee-born Backwoods Barbie's lifelong wig master Cheryl Riddle coiffed her surprisingly understated layered hairpiece

‘It costs a lot of money to look this cheap!’ The Tennessee-born Backwoods Barbie’s lifelong wig master Cheryl Riddle coiffed her surprisingly understated layered hairpiece

‘I never really got to know her really because I don’t think her family probably knew she was a ho…But she was precious and she meant a lot to me.’

The Tennessee-born Backwoods Barbie’s lifelong wig master Cheryl Riddle coiffed her surprisingly understated layered hairpiece for the evening.

The Jolene hitmaker has always been open about staying youthful with plastic surgery and fillers, and she’s known to apply her own make-up each morning and then sleeps in it overnight.

Evergreen: The Jolene hitmaker has always been open about staying youthful with plastic surgery and fillers, and she's known to apply her own make-up each morning and then sleeps in it overnight

Evergreen: The Jolene hitmaker has always been open about staying youthful with plastic surgery and fillers, and she’s known to apply her own make-up each morning and then sleeps in it overnight 

Multi-talented: Dolly plays multiple instruments including dulcimer, banjo, guitar, piano, recorder, and saxophone

She's released 50 studio albums and 3K songs

Multi-talented: Dolly – whose released 50 studio albums and 3K songs – plays multiple instruments including dulcimer, banjo, guitar, piano, recorder, and saxophone

Elusive: Missing from the godmother of Miley Cyrus' side on Saturday was her husband since 1966, Carl Thomas Dean, who's retired from running an asphalt road-paving business

Elusive: Missing from the godmother of Miley Cyrus’ side on Saturday was her husband since 1966, Carl Thomas Dean, who’s retired from running an asphalt road-paving business

Dolly – whose released 50 studio albums and 3K songs – plays multiple instruments including dulcimer, banjo, guitar, piano, recorder, and saxophone.

Missing from the godmother of Miley Cyrus’ side on Saturday was her elusive husband since 1966, Carl Thomas Dean, who’s retired from running an asphalt road-paving business. 

Backstage, Parton got a card and flowers from Carrie Underwood, with whom she’s co-hosting the 53rd Annual Country Music Association Awards (airing November 13 on ABC) alongside Reba McEntire. 

'Thank you!' Backstage, Parton got a card and flowers from Carrie Underwood, with whom she's co-hosting the 53rd Annual Country Music Association Awards (airing November 13 on ABC) alongside Reba McEntire

‘Thank you!’ Backstage, Parton got a card and flowers from Carrie Underwood, with whom she’s co-hosting the 53rd Annual Country Music Association Awards (airing November 13 on ABC) alongside Reba McEntire

Power couples! Speaking at the There Was Jesus songstress' tribute were former President Jimmy Carter and his First Lady Rosalynn as well as Garth Brooks and his wife Trisha Yearwood

Power couples! Speaking at the There Was Jesus songstress’ tribute were former President Jimmy Carter and his First Lady Rosalynn as well as Garth Brooks and his wife Trisha Yearwood

'All my friends are going to help me celebrate!' Aside from the two-time Oscar nominee - performers on Saturday included Lady Antebellum, Jeannie Seely, Toby Keith, Margo Price, Hank Williams Jr., and Candi Carpenter

‘All my friends are going to help me celebrate!’ Aside from the two-time Oscar nominee – performers on Saturday included Lady Antebellum, Jeannie Seely, Toby Keith, Margo Price, Hank Williams Jr., and Candi Carpenter

'You're such an inspiration, Dolly!' Sending Parton tidings from London was Keith Urban, who was 'doing what you've done for so long traveling all over the world bringing your music'

‘You’re such an inspiration, Dolly!’ Sending Parton tidings from London was Keith Urban, who was ‘doing what you’ve done for so long traveling all over the world bringing your music’

Speaking at the There Was Jesus songstress’ tribute were former President Jimmy Carter and his First Lady Rosalynn as well as Garth Brooks and his wife Trisha Yearwood.

Aside from the two-time Oscar nominee – performers on Saturday included Lady Antebellum, Jeannie Seely, Toby Keith, Margo Price, Hank Williams Jr., and Candi Carpenter.

Sending Parton tidings from London was Keith Urban, who was busy ‘touring, doing what you’ve done for so long traveling all over the world bringing your music. You’re such an inspiration, Dolly!’

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