Dolly Parton's Halftime Show Hits, Fans Grateful for 'American Treasures'

Dolly Parton has proven once again that she is a legend. The country singer became the talk of Thanksgiving with her performance after halftime of the Dallas Cowboys-Washington Commanders game in Arlington, Texas. Her outfit became a big part of the conversation as Parton, 77, stole the show in a Dallas Cowboys cheerleading outfit.

“America’s Treasure”

For her fans, Parton's performance is further proof that she's a national treasure. She started with one of her biggest hits, "Jolene," and then moved on to the equally beloved "9 to 5." Next, she transitioned into the second half of the football game with covers of Queen's "We Are the Champions" and "We Will Rock You."

"Dolly Parton is a fucking national treasure," one enthusiastic viewer wrote on X (formerly Twitter). Another person echoed the same sentiment, writing on Twitter: "You know who is a national treasure? #DollyParton. That's the one." Others praised her as an "American treasure." , or even “every life goal.” At least one viewer said she "won Thanksgiving."

Fans cannot accept the fact that she is 77 years old. People who just found out her age sent hilarious memes and quipped that Jolene wouldn't "take her man away." One fan highlighted Parton's impressive energy by showing a photo from the halftime show next to an artwork showing a bedridden woman, writing: "Dolly Parton is 77 Now, I'm almost half her age."

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Romo's response

Many viewers enjoyed seeing retired Dallas Cowboys quarterback and current NFL commentator Tony Romo react to Patton's performance during the CBS broadcast. "I mean, she looks great, right?" he said. "I mean, she's great. Who doesn't love Dolly Parton?"

To sum it up, one fan called him "everyone in America after the Dolly Parton halftime show." Another person also responded, writing: "I'm kind of sad that Tony Romo couldn't spend the entire second half talking about Dolly Parton because he clearly wanted to." Likewise, another viewer said he "wanted to keep talking about Dolly Parton as Jim Nantz tried to change the subject to the Commanders-Cowboys game."

dolly's defender

While many fans enjoyed Parton's performance, some critics took issue with her attire, age and/or political views. Her defenders were quick to respond. "Fuck anyone talking about Dolly Parton," one person wrote. "She looks better at 77 than I have in my entire life."

"Dolly Parton is a married Christian lady who does great community work and looks better in shorts than you," another person wrote on Twitter. "Crying about this."

As Parton trended across multiple social media platforms, one fan issued a warning: "Stop celebrating how beautiful #DollyParton is for her age," they wrote. "Celebrating her personality, her philanthropy, talent and success."