Dolly Parton and Sarah Palin, couple of AK-47 packing small town girls

The All-American Smoky Mountain queen of country, Dolly Parton, has a soft spot for Alaskan Governor Sarah Palin.

The mountain soprano hails from a dirt poor family of twelve children, and was singing professionally by age nine.

Now Parton has told Extra that she understands the Moose dressing hockey mom:  “I can relate to Sarah Palin…Both Small town girls…We both carry an AK- 47.”

In “Extra’s” exclusive interview with Dolly Parton today in Nashville, the country legend declared, “I can relate to Sarah Palin. I always say we’re very much alike. Both small town girls. Both are Pentecostalists and we both carry an AK-47.”

Her latest album, Backwoods Barbie was released February 26, 2008 and reached #2 on the country charts. The title song was written as part of the score for the musical “9 to 5,” an adaptation of the 1980 movie of the same name.  Parton kicks off another leg of her “Backwoods Barbie World Tour” on October 17th in Florida and continues through the middle of November.

“Extra’s” full interview with Dolly Parton airs tomorrow, Friday, October 3rd.

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