Dolly Parton plans to release a dance album "at some point" soon, declaring that she has recorded "several songs that are very positive towards the gay community".

At a press conference last week, the country singer confirmed that she wants to put out a dance record. "I have a song called Just a Wee Bit Gay," she declared. “It's a great little dance tune, it's funny and it's got a lot of comic in it. I do write a lot of songs along those lines with people that are different and are just themselves."

The singer is aware of her “huge gay following” there have been dance versions of her songs already released. In 2007, a recording of Wee Bit Gay was already circulating. Two years later, Parton said the dance record was still "in the works".

"People always ask me what's next and I never know which one's going to come up first," she told QMI. "I have done a lot of dance songs and I will put that out at the right time."

Following her successful Glastonbury appearance, the 68-year-old's new best-of compilation, Blue Smoke, is at number 3 in the UK charts.