Let’s see how many will remember this from 36 years ago…
The 1978 CMA awards was truly an event to remember, and not just because of the star-studded audience and the great music.
One of the attendees who had an embarrassing moment that evening was Dolly Parton. She suffered a little wardrobe malfunction at the worst possible time, although no where near the scale of Janet Jackson and Justin Timberlake’s little episode some 26 years later.
Just minutes before Johnny Cash and Ronnie Milsap announced the coveted “Entertainer of the Year” award, Dolly’s dress decided it just couldn’t stay together – in the front. Of course, she won the award, so when Ronnie called her name she picked up a coat and carried it in front of her to hide the revelation. Dolly handled the little snafu gracefully, as only she can, and threw in a great little joke you’ll see in the clip below!
Thanks to YouTube, the moment is captured on video for us to look back on. And speaking of malfunctions, we can’t help but laugh when Ronnie Milsap makes quite the politically incorrect joke (which wouldn’t go over too well today, even if he wasn’t blind). The video is a riot, and we loved scanning the crowd and pointing out our favorite stars!
Enjoy reliving the moment below: