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Bebe Rexha Called Upon Dolly Parton’s Hat Maker to Create Crystal-Covered Cowboy Hat

Bebe Rexha wanted to follow the Nashville tradition of buying a cowboy hat, so she enlisted the help of Dolly Parton to glitz things up.

Written by Kelly Brickey
Bebe Rexha Called Upon Dolly Parton’s Hat Maker to Create Crystal-Covered Cowboy Hat
Florida Georgia Line and Bebe Rexha perform at Nissan Stadium on Sunday, June 10 during the 2018 CMA Music Festival in downtown Nashville; Photo credit: Donn Jones/CMA

When Bebe Rexha wanted a bedazzled cowboy hat to match the Nashville hype, her dreams came true all thanks to Dolly Parton.

The pop singer hung out in Nashville during the craziness of CMA Music Festival, where she became accustomed to the vibe set out in Music City. Getting into the true country spirit of it all, she decided she wanted to embrace the Southern roots and grab herself a ten-gallon topper to commemorate her time in the city. But she didn’t want just any old hat off the street, but rather something with a little more shine.

Parton’s team saved the day when they handmade a special hat just for Rexha, and the results were quite dazzling.

“Friday I said, ‘I really want a hat full of crystals.’ I hit up everybody and was like, ‘How are we going to make this work?’ Somehow, I got a stylist to hit up Dolly Parton’s hat maker, and they bought 6,000 Swarovski crystals. It was very expensive, but I said it’s worth it. It’s very heavy, but I almost cried because my grandma listened to Dolly Parton growing up—she was her favorite artist. I felt like it was cool. Have a good luck hat on. I hope it doesn’t fall. It’s insane,” Rexha said of her glittered accessory backstage during the 2018 CMA Music Festival.

Taking on the ‘pain is beauty’ cliché by sporting the hat during her appearance on stage with Florida Georgia Line, Rexha rocked the crowd and brilliantly captivated the crowd with her fashion choice.

Rexha can be heard on country radio with pals Florida Georgia Line on the smash hit, “Meant to Be.”