Dolly Parton advises fans to 'forgive and forget' following Elle King's Opry performance.

During a recent interview with Extra, the Country Music Hall of Fame inductee discussed King's performance. 

 "Elle is a fantastic artist. She's a wonderful girl. "She's been going through a lot of difficult things lately, and she just had a little too much to drink," Parton said of the performance.

During the Grand Ole Opry's tribute event for the "9 to 5" singer's 78th birthday in January, King emerged on stage and declared that she was "f-king hammered" and had forgotten the lyrics to Parton's song "Marry Me."

During an interview, Parton expressed forgiveness and support for the "Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)" vocalist, saying, "So let's just forgive that and forget it and move on, 'cause she felt worse than anybody ever could.

"Following King's performance, the Grand Ole Opry apologised via X, answering to one angry attendee's comment with, "We deeply regret and apologise for the language that was used during last night's second Opry performance." 

 King has yet to respond publicly to the event.

Shortly after his Grand Ole Opry appearance, King postponed a number of gigs, including one at the famed dancehall Billy Bob's Texas.

In 2023, King released her debut country album, Come Get Your Wife, which included the Dierks Bentley collaboration "Worth a Shot."

 In addition to her 2015 Billboard Hot 100 success "Ex's & Oh's," King has two No. 1

Country Airplay hits, "Drunk (And I Don't Wanna Go Home)" with Miranda Lambert and "Different for Girls" with Bentley.

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