Dolly Parton Sustains Minor Injuries in Traffic Accident

Country Music Hall of Fame Member Resting at Home Following "Fender Bender"

Dolly Parton is recuperating at home after sustaining minor injuries in a Monday morning (Oct. 21) traffic accident in Nashville.

“I was in a fender bender this morning here in Nashville, but I am all good. … Just a little tired and sore,” she tweeted Monday afternoon. “Resting at home now!”

The 67-year-old Country Music Hall of Fame member was riding in the front passenger seat of a Nissan Xterra driven by longtime friend Judy Ogle, 68, of Nashville. The SUV was struck by a Mitsubishi Diamante driven by Diane Lish, 64, of Old Hickory, Tenn., who reportedly pulled into the intersection in the Melrose area south of downtown Nashville.

Parton and Ogle were transported to Nashville’s Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment. Lish received treatment at Centennial Medical Center. None of the injuries appeared to be serious, police said.

Over the weekend, Parton announced plans to return to Australia next year for Blue Smoke world tour. The six dates will take place in Melbourne (Feb. 11), Hunter Valley (Feb. 15), Sydney (Feb. 18), Brisbane (Feb. 21), Adelaide (Feb. 25) and Perth (Feb. 27). She last performed in Australia in 2011.

The 2014 tour is expected to coincide with the arrival of Blue Smoke, an album of all-new material. A release date will be announced in the near future.

Parton recently reunited with duet partner Kenny Rogers to record “You Can’t Make Old Friends,” the title track from Rogers’ latest album. They also teamed up for a video of the track.