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When asked by Hollywood Life about the recent claims from '90s rock singer Damon Albarn that Tayor swift didn’t write her own songs (which she does BTW), Dolly Parton said, “I don’t care what other people say about my songs. But with Taylor, she’s a great writer — with or without anybody.”

Dolly also did not agree with Damon’s claims that co-writing doesn’t count in songcraft. Parton insisted, “It’s not true. When you co-write a song, you work just as hard. Sometimes you work harder with a co-writer because you want to be sure to do your part. There’s a lot to be said about co-writing.”

Dolly also commented on all the drama in Britney Spears’ life, saying in part, “I don’t like to judge other people and their problems, but when all that stuff that happens, like with Britney Spears — when they get [wrapped up in] controversy like that, you have to kind of stand up for yourself.”

Taylor Swift – The ACMs