Nov. 30: Opry To Celebrate Dolly's 50 Years In October The Grand Ole Opry on Thursday announced it will celebrate Dolly's 50th anniversary year as an Opry member in October with a full week of activities culminating in her appearing in both Saturday night shows that week. Dolly became an Opry member in January 1969 thanks to duet partner Porter Wagoner and often appeared with him on the show for the next several years. The week begins with an Oct. 10 Opry Country Classics show at the Ryman auditorium hosted by Larry Gatlin celebrating her No. 1 hits and continues Oct. 11 at the Opry House with a concert of Dolly's Mountain Soul: Bluegrass, Americana and Roots Music. Tickets are on sale for both events now, but performers have yet to be announced. Then Dolly will be recognized during both regular Opry shows on Oct. 12 and is scheduled to appear on both programs that evening. Tickets for those shows will go on sale at 11 a.m. Central (noon Eastern) Friday here.
Two More 'Dumplin'' Appearances Planned Next Week Two additional television appearances to promote Friday's release of Dumplin' Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and next week's Netflix premiere of the movie were revealed Thursday. Dolly was announced as a guest for CBS' The Talk next Friday, Dec. 7, and the network's The Late, Late Show With James Cordin next Thursday night/Friday morning (which she will tape on Wednesday). In related news, an interview promoting the project and other activities in Dolly's career appeared Thursday from Varietyhere. As was previously reported here, she will appear on NBC's Today and Today with Kathie Lee & Hoda Friday morning, NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Friday night and the syndicated Ellen next Thursday. And if you missed her CMT special about the soundtrack recording Thursday night, it repeats at noon Eastern Saturday.
More Performers Join Dolly MusiCares Show The Grammys on Thursday announced additional big-name entertainers who will perform as part of Dolly's tribute concert as the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year for her artistic achievement and philanthropic efforts. Vince Gill, Don Henley of the Eagles, Kacey Musgraves, Willie Nelson and Dumplin' Original Motion Picture Soundtrack guest Mavis Staples and soundtrack producer Linda Perry will all perform during the ceremony in addition to previously-announced guests Dolly, Pink, Shawn Mendes, Chris Stapleton, Norah Jones, Mark Ronson, Leon Bridges and Lauren Daigle. The concert takes place Feb. 8 in Los Angeles.
Nov. 29: 'Dumplin'' Soundtrack Promotional Appearances Near Don't forget to tune in Thursday night to CMT at 9 p.m. for the special Dolly & Friends: The Making Of A Soundtrack. If you miss it, the network will repeat it at noon Saturday. Then be sure to watch Today and Today with Kathie Lee and Hoda Friday morning and The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Friday night to see Dolly perform and promote Dumplin' Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, which comes out Friday. In promoting the project, a new interview with Dolly appeared Wednesday from The Knoxville News-Sentinel, although it contains no new information she had not already said in other recent interviews. Check it out here. And she appeared on Cody Alan's After Midnight CMT Radio program Tuesday night, a clip of which he released online here.
A Dolly Jolly Christmas On The Charts Dolly's annual holiday chart return has started, the Dec. 1 Billboard holiday charts showed. "Hard Candy Christmas" re-enters the Holiday Digital Song Sales Chart at No. 48 and Once Upon A Christmas with Kenny Rogers re-enters the Holiday Albums tally at No. 44.
Report: New Dinner Theatres Will Continue Through 2019 Another TV station this week confirmed Dolly's World Choice Investments would be purchasing Fee/Hedrick Entertainment Group and its multiple dinner theatre attractions in Pigeon Forge. The story from WVLT here noted that employees were told the Fee/Hedrick properties would continue operating as normal through their 2019 seasons.
Nov. 28: Dollywood VIP, Dolly Meet-And-Greet Contest Announced In honor of Giving Tuesday, Dolly on Tuesday announced a contest to win a meet-and-greet with her and VIP status for next year's Dollywood season opening weekend. No purchase is necessary to enter the contest once, but "bonus" entries are available in exchange for charitable donations to support her Imagination Library early childhood literacy program. For example, a $25 donation earns 250 extra entries, while $50 gets 1,000 extra entries and $5,000 provides 50,000 extra entries. The winner and one guest receive airfare to Knoxville and ground transportation to Pigeon Forge, two nights in Dolly's Suite at DreamMore Resort, admission to Dollywood with front-of-line access for rides and shows, free spa treatments and two daily meals at DreamMore, passes to Pirate Voyage and Stampede, a private tour of Dolly's Suite by Dolly herself, and a photograph with her. Entries will be accepted through Jan. 17 and the winner announced on or around Jan. 31. Learn more here.
Dolly Booked For Friday's 'Today' Show As part of Dolly's Dumplin' Original Motion Picture Soundtrack press tour, NBC has announced she will appear and perform on Friday's Today (the 7 a.m.-9 a.m. Eastern program) and Today With Kathie Lee & Hoda (10 a.m.-11 a.m. program) the day the album is released. This comes in addition to the previously-announced CMT special about the album's recording on Thursday night, The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon appearance Friday night and Ellen appearance next week to promote the project.
Report: Dolly Dinner Theatre Empire To Expand Soon, Dolly will own what seems to be most of the dinner theatres in Pigeon Forge, a report from WBIR indicated on Tuesday. The station cited several sources in saying that employees of Dolly's World Choice Investments, which owns her Stampede and Celebration (formerly Lumberjack Feud and soon-to-be Pirates Voyage) dinner theatres in Pigeon Forge, and employees of Fee/Hedrick Entertainment Group, which owns the city's Hatfield and McCoy Dinner Feud, Smoky Mountain Opry (soon to be Pirate's Revenge), Comedy Barn and Frizzle Chicken Farmhouse Café, were informed that morning that Dolly's company will finalize the purchase of all four Fee/Hedrick properties later this year. Back in October, Dolly announced that Celebration would become her second Pirates Voyage location next year and on the same day Fee/Hedrick announced that Smoky Mountain Opry would become a very similar Pirate's Revenge dinner theatre. No word on what WCI plans to do with the four theatres. Read the WBIR report here.
Nov. 27: New 'Dumplin'' Video, 'Ellen' Booking Announced
Dolly on Monday released a music video for her new recording of "Jolene" with a string orchestra from Dumplin' Original Motion Picture Soundtrack using footage taken from Thursday's previously-announced CMT special, Dolly & Friends: The Making Of A Soundtrack, which as it was reported here airs at 9 p.m. Eastern. Watch the video here or in the media player above. CMT, meanwhile, on Monday posted the weekend's Hot 20 Countdown with Dolly, which you may watch here, and posted a story here about Thursday night's upcoming special. The Tennessean also previewed the special with an interview and story here. And in related news, Ellen announced Monday that Dolly has been scheduled as a guest on her program Dec. 6, the day before the film premieres on Netflix and in limited theatrical release.
Nov. 26: Classic 1970's 'As Long As I Love' Released For Download Sony Music over the weekend released yet another classic Dolly album for digital download for the first time: 1970's As Long As I Love, which was released by Monument Records after she had left the label. The collection consisted primarily of unreleased tracks she had recorded which didn't make her debut album for the label, 1967's Hello, I'm Dolly, but also included some previously-released singles and B-sides and was meant to capitalize on her early success with RCA Records and The Porter Wagoner Show after switching labels two years earlier. The two albums have been re-released over the years under the title The World Of Dolly Parton and Hello, I'm Dolly/As Long As I Love, and eight tracks from the former and five tracks from the latter were combined with five singles and B-sides from her Monument years for the CD The Little Things, which became available for download in 2009. However, this marks the first time all 12 songs from the album have been available digitally and comes the same weekend as 1975's Dolly, also known as The Seeker/We Used To. Get your copy here!
Nov. 24: Classic 1975's 'Dolly' Released For Download Sony Music on Friday unexpectedly released another classic Dolly album digitally for the first time: 1975's Dolly, also known as The Seeker/We Used To because the cover art notes that the album features those two singles, became available for downloading here. Its release leaves only In The Good Old Days and Bubbling Over as her sole RCA solo albums not now available for digital purchase (six of her 13 Porter Wagoner duet albums from that period still remain unavailable as well).
Dolly On 'Tonight Show' Next Week, CMT Countdown This Weekend Dolly's first television appearances to promote next Friday's release of the Dumplin' Original Motion Picture Soundtrack and Dec. 7's limited theatrical and Netflix streaming release of the movie have been announced. She'll be the musical guest for NBC's The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon the evening that the album comes out, and she talks with the hosts of CMT's Hot 20 Countdown this weekend, which airs at 9 a.m. Eastern Saturday and Sunday. In addition to her previously-announced People magazine cover story this week, she also chatted with Entertainment Weekly (mostly about the upcoming 9 To 5 sequel) here and The Hollywood Reporter "Awards Chatter" podcast here.
Kelly Does 'IWALY' On 'The Voice' Kelly Clarkson and her team on The Voice paid tribute to Dolly this week with a cover of her "I Will Always Love You." Check it out here.
Overseas Chart Updates The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe by Dolly, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt this week holds steady at No. 7 on the British country compilation albums chart in its 115th chart week. Also on the U.K. country compilation albums chart, Harris's Original Album Series: Volume 1 (with two Dolly covers, one track with Dolly harmony and one track with Trio harmony by Dolly and Ronstadt) gains two to No. 11, while Ronstadt's Original Album Series (featuring one Dolly cover and one track with Dolly harmony) falls off the top 20, down from No. 19, and Harris's Original Album Series, Volume 2 (featuring one track with Dolly harmony and two tracks with Trio harmony by Dolly and Linda Ronstadt) inches up one to No. 11.
Nov. 21: First Artists For Dolly MusiCares Tribute Revealed The Grammy Awards on Tuesday announced the first slate of performers for Dolly's tribute concert in February to honor her as their MusiCares Person of the Year for her artistic achievements and philanthropic works. The first country artist to be recognized with the honor, she will be feted by Pink, Shawn Mendes, Chris Stapleton, Norah Jones, Mark Ronson, Leon Bridges and Lauren Daigle. As is custom, Dolly will perform at the end of the show. Additional performers will be announced closer to the date of the concert. Read more from Varietyhere.
Music Podcast Reviews 'Jolene' Podcast 2 Guys 1 Album delved into its first country entry this week, giving a half-hour listen, reaction, and review to Dolly's 1974 classic Jolene. (They give it nine out of 11 and seven out of 11 "likes," respectively.) Take a listen here or in the media player below.
Nov. 20: 'Girl In The Movies' Music Video Available
Dolly Is Once Again The 'People' Cover Girl People magazine on Monday announced Dolly is the cover story for the publication's Dec. 3 issue, which hits newsstands Wednesday. Check out an excerpt from the interview here focusing on her long marriage. See the cover below.
New Dolly Musical Opens In St. Paul Dolly was in St. Paul, Minn., this weekend for the world premiere stage reading of her new holiday musical, Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol. Although no media reports were available yet as of press time Sunday night, the theatre did post a picture of Dolly with the cast, crew, and staff to Facebook here.
Nov. 17: 'Dumplin'' Gets New Single, TV Special, Award Loss, Oscar Buzz
There were several developments late this week regarding Dolly's Dumplin' soundtrack:
The project's third single, the new orchestral string arrangement of "Jolene," was released. Download it here and listen to the audio video on YouTube here or in the media player above.
CMT has announced it will air an hour-long special looking behind-the-scenes of recording the album titled Dolly & Friends: The Making Of A Soundtrack, which premieres at 9 p.m. Eastern Thursday, Nov. 29, the day before the album drops in stores.
Unfortunately, the project lost the first award for which it was nominated: Original Song – Feature Film for the Hollywood Music in Media Awards for "Girl In The Movies." The honor this week went to Lady Gaga, Mark Ronson, Anthony Rossomando and Andrew Wyatt for "Shallow" from A Star Is Born, Variety reported here.
Finally, on a brighter note, The Hollywood Reporter critics here on Friday named "Girl In The Movies" one of the five "frontrunners" for this year's Oscar for Best Original Song.
More Images From Dollywood Appearance Additional Dollymania.net shots from Dolly's weekend Dollywood appearance to open the Smoky Mountain Christmas festival have been added to the site here.
More Coverage Of Dolly's 'Christmas Carol' With the world premiere this weekend in St. Paul of the new Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol, the media continued to look at the show, with two new interviews from The Star-Tribunehere and The Tennesseanhere offering some additional information on the show and how it came to be.
Dolly Remembers Roy Clark Upon His Passing The country music world lost legend Roy Clark on Thursday at the age of 85, and Dolly was one of the artists remembering him. She said in a statement: "Roy Clark was one of the greatest ever. His spirit will never die. I loved him dearly and he will be missed."
British Chart Updates The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe by Dolly, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt this week holds steady at No. 7 on the British country compilation albums chart in its 114th chart week. Also on the U.K. country compilation albums chart, Harris's Original Album Series: Volume 1 (with two Dolly covers, one track with Dolly harmony and one track with Trio harmony by Dolly and Ronstadt) shoots up six to No. 11, while Ronstadt's Original Album Series (featuring one Dolly cover and one track with Dolly harmony) dips six to No. 19 and Harris's Original Album Series, Volume 2 (featuring one track with Dolly harmony and two tracks with Trio harmony by Dolly and Linda Ronstadt) re-enters the top 20 at No. 12.
Nov. 15: 'Dumplin'' Trailer Released, Features Dolly Drag, Songs
Netflix on Wednesday released the first official trailer for Dumplin', the Jennifer Anniston film featuring a Dolly soundtrack. Watch it on YouTube here or in the media player above. The trailer includes several Dolly song clips and a nightclub of Dolly drag queens. The film streams and opens in select theatres Dec. 7, while Dolly's soundtrack album drops Nov. 30.
More Dolly Interviews, Photos From Weekend The first galleries of images from Dolly's weekend at Dollywood to open the Smoky Mountain Christmas festival have been added to the site here. More to come! Also, a few more interviews from when she was on park were released this week. Check out two from WJHL here and here and WBIR here.
'Coat Of Many Colors' Girl Goes Viral A three-year-old Dolly fan recently went viral with her "Coat Of Many Colors" costume, and FOX News reported on it here.
Nov. 13: Dolly Opens Smoky Mountain Christmas At Dollywood
Crowds began lining up before 1 p.m. Saturday at the first day of Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas festival to catch a glimpse of Dolly at dusk for the park's first lighting of the 50-foot Christmas tree at its new Glacier Ridge expansion for the holidays. Donning a white shimmering outfit with icicles, feathery "snow" and embedded lights, she flipped a giant switch to turn on the tree after welcoming guests and media to the park and offered color commentary during the tree's first synchronized light show. Watch your webmaster's Facebook Live feed from the event in the media player above or here and Dollywood's official Facebook Live feed here and WBIR's coverage here. On Sunday, Dolly answered submitted fan questions. Watch that Q&A here or in the media player below. Look for more coverage here on Dollymania.net, including photo galleries, in coming days.
Dolly To Attend 'Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol' Premiere Although officials at St. Paul, Minn.'s, Ordway Center first said Dolly would not be in attendance at the premiere of her Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol musical, she announced that she does plan to be there this weekend and will likely welcome the crowd at the show. She also revealed that her plans are to hopefully take the show on national tour if audiences like it. The show runs for three staged performances Nov. 17 and 18. Interviews with Dolly about the program made Twin Cities.comhere and Minnesotta Public Radio here.
British Chart Updates The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe by Dolly, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt this week gains one to No. 7 on the British country compilation albums chart in its 113th chart week. Also on the U.K. country compilation albums chart, Harris's Original Album Series: Volume 1 (with two Dolly covers, one track with Dolly harmony and one track with Trio harmony by Dolly and Ronstadt) loses five to No. 17, while Ronstadt's Original Album Series (featuring one Dolly cover and one track with Dolly harmony) rises five to No. 13.
Nov. 9: See Dolly At Dollywood This Weekend Dollywood on Thursday announced three Dolly appearances over the weekend to celebrate the opening of the park's Smoky Mountain Christmas festival, all of which will be carried live on the park's Facebook feed:
2:30 p.m. Friday media event (while the park is closed to the public)
6 p.m. Saturday kick-off of the festival (while the park is open to the public)
10 a.m. Sunday live Q&A
Although the Q&A had been previously announced, its location is unknown and as was previously reported here questions must be submitted in advance via Twitter (tweet #AskDolly to @Dollywood), so presumably it will not take place in front of an audience. Not announced publicly although noted on the social media feeds of several park hosts is a Friday morning appearance at the closed park to host a Town Hall meeting with employees. Your webmaster plans to be in attendance at both the Friday media event and Saturday festival opening ceremony, so look for additional coverage here in coming days! (And likely a live feed on my personal Facebook page as well.)
Autographed 'Dumplin'' CDs Apparently Sold Out Thanks to Matt for alerting me that Sony Nashville on Thursday removed the "autographed CD" offerings from its online store page pre-selling Dumplin' packages here, so presumably the number of copies Dolly agreed to autograph has sold out.
Nov. 8: 'These Old Bones' Cast Revealed By Netflix Netflix on Wednesday announced the primary cast for another installment of Dolly's Heartstrings movie series for next year: These Old Bones. As Dolly had revealed during a radio interview a few weeks ago, Kathleen Turner plays the old lady. Newly announced are Once Upon A Time star Ginnifer Goodwin as the D.C. lawyer who returns to her hometown in the 1940s and gets involved in the mountain woman's fight with a lumber company. Kyle Bornheimer was also announced as the male lead, with Jim Strain writing the screenplay and Joe Lazarov directing. As with the other episodes, Patrick Sean Smith is executive producer and showrunner, with Dolly and Sam Haskell also executive producing for his Magnolia Hill Productions and her Sandollar Productions in association with Warner Brothers Television. The cast of Jolene was the first to be announced. Other songs in the series are expected to be "Two Doors Down," "Cracker Jack," "Sugar Hill," "J.J. Sneed," "If I Had Wings" and "Down From Dover." Read more from Varietyhere.
'Dumplin'' Score Composer Interviewed Jake Monaco, who scored the background music for Dumplin', was interviewed by Country Fancast this week about the project. Read more here.
Dolly's 'Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol' Profiled Minnesota Monthly this week profiled the upcoming staged reading world premiere of Dolly Parton's Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol in St. Paul. The show runs Nov. 17 and 18. Read the story here.
Nov. 7: Order Autographed 'Dumplin'' CD, Swag From Sony Dolly on Tuesday announced via social media that several pre-order special packages are available from Sony Music Nashville for her upcoming album, Dumplin' Original Motion Picture Soundtrack, coming out Nov. 30. The CD alone is available for $11, while an autographed CD and mug or tierra are available for $28, autographed CD and t-shirt for $40, or autographed CD with t-shirt and a mug or tierra for $55. Place your order here.
Nov. 6: Submit Questions For Dolly To Answer In Facebook Q&A
Dollywood announced Monday that it will host a special live Dolly Q&A on Facebook Sunday. To submit questions, tweet them to @dollywood with the hashtag #AskDolly.
Dollywood Readies For Smoky Mountain Christmas In related news, the park is closed this week to transform it into a winter wonderland for the Smoky Mountain Christmas festival, which kicks off Saturday and runs through the end of the 2018 season on Jan. 5. The all-new Glacier Ridge opens this year, pushing the total lights in the park this holiday to more than 5 million. Running through Timber Canyon, Wilderness Pass and Craftsmen's Valley, Glacier Ridge features a 50-foot-tall animated tree that puts on a programmed LED light show every half-hour from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Also, a new light installation mimics the northern lights. In a statement, Dolly said: "Christmas is so important to me for so many reasons. I'm so thankful that it's a time when our family comes together to share stories, remember old times, and make new memories we'll take with us through the next year and beyond. There's a lot of laughin' and a whole lot of love when we all get together. I want those folks who come to experience Christmas with us at Dollywood to feel like they're part of the family, making those memories and sharing those special times. I know the fun they'll find in Glacier Ridge will help them create brand new memories and traditions." Returning to the festival, which has won the Golden Ticket Award for Best Christmas Event for 11 consecutive years, are Rudolph The Red-Nosed Reindeer, photos with Santa, It's A Wonderful Life, Christmas In The Smokies, 'Twas The Night Before Christmas and each night's 8:15 p.m. Parade Of Many Colors.
Nov. 5: More 'Dumplin'' Interviews Released Hits Daily Double interviewed Dolly about the Dumplin' soundtrack and the song "Girl In The Movies" in its "Grammy Talk" column. Read it here. In related news, the film's star, Danielle MacDonald, talked with Entertainment Tonight about what it was like to record a song for the soundtrack with Dolly and Jennifer Anniston. Watch that interview here.
Wal-Mart Releases Special 'Christmas Of Many Colors' Fans may want to run to their local Wal-Mart to see if the store has put out its holiday movie display rack yet on the end of a DVD aisle, as social media reports from fans indicate an exclusive in-store limited-edition re-issue of Dolly Parton's Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love with a pop-up card attached featuring Dolly in a snow globe while supplies last.
Irish Dolly Interview Posted The Irish Sun offered a brief interview with Dolly over the weekend available here.
Nov. 3: Second 'Dumplin'' Single, New Music Video, Released
At midnight Friday morning, Dolly released the second single from her upcoming Netflix movie project, Dumplin': "Girl In The Movies," which she had been promoting to awards voters in Los Angeles recently campaigning for nominations. Take a listen to the studio version of the song via YouTube here or in the media player above. The song is available for download here. The Nov. 30 soundtrack album also became available for pre-order Friday (reserve the CD version here or the digital version here, which gives you immediate access to download the two singles released thus far). Also, on Friday, she revealed a music video for the project's first single, ""Here I Am," with Sia, which the duo released a month and a half ago. The new video features people helping others who need a hand but does not feature either Dolly or Sia themselves. Watch that video here or in the media player below.
'Jolene' Netflix Details Announced Netflix on Thursday announced the primary cast and general plot for the "Jolene" episode of Dolly's 2019 Heartstrings movie series. Julianne Hough of Dancing With The Stars fame will star as Jolene, a waitress in a honky tonk known for its scantily-clad staff and run by Dolly's character, Babe, who serves as a mother figure for her employees. Dallas Roberts of The Good Wife is the husband who finds himself in a mid-life crisis, and Kimberly Williams-Paisley of According To Jim completes the love triangle as his wife, who has just become president of the local Women's League. The release noted the project is produced by Sam Haskell's Magnolia Hill Productions and Dolly's Sandollar Productions in association with Warner Brothers Television, revealing she has resurrected her production company she once owned with her longtime manager, the late Sandy Gallin. (Her NBC Coat Of Many Colors movies were produced under her new Dixie Pixie Productions company instead). It also stated that Dolly, Haskell and showrunner Patrick Sean Smith are executive producing. The new plot deviates from the plan when the song was to be used for NBC, where it was to center on a Southern governor with Jolene as his mistress. As was previously reported here, that project fell through and Netflix snatched up not only that song but several others for a series, all of which will become available sometime next year at the same time on the streaming service. Although the release said the names and casts for the other songs in the series will be announced at a later date, Dolly has said in interviews that the songs being filmed are: "Jolene," "Two Doors Down," "Cracker Jack," "Sugar Hill," "J.J. Sneed," "If I Had Wings," "Down From Dover" and "These Old Bones." The new announcement generated significant entertainment media coverage including stories from The Hollywood Reporterhere, Entertainment Weeklyhere and Varietyhere.
Trick Or Treat With Dolly Look-A-Likes For Halloween, Dolly's social media accounts shared some of her favorite imitators dressed in her costume: drag queen Trixie Mattel, Amy Adams, Ellile Goulding and Adele. Check out a story about the post from Gay Star Newshere. And, as was previously reported here, The Talk saw its hosts don costumes and lip-synch famous songs for Halloween, with Sharon Osborne doing Dolly and "9 To 5." The segment ended with Dolly giving her reaction via FaceTime. Check out video from Entertainment Tonight Canadahere.
Apparently No Mr. Hart In '9 To 5' Sequel Although Dolly, Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin have all signed on to appear in a sequel to their classic 9 To 5 which is currently being written, the original film's villain, Dabney Coleman, told Page Six that he has not been contacted about the project. (His absence would make sense, though, since at the end of the original it was noted he had been kidnapped by natives in South America and was never heard from again.) Read the story here.
British Chart Updates The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe by Dolly, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt this week holds steady at No. 8 on the British country compilation albums chart in its 112th chart week. Also on the U.K. country compilation albums chart, Harris's Original Album Series: Volume 1 (with two Dolly covers, one track with Dolly harmony and one track with Trio harmony by Dolly and Ronstadt) also holds steady at No. 12, while Ronstadt's Original Album Series (featuring one Dolly cover and one track with Dolly harmony) re-enters the top 20 at No. 18.
Lifetime Schedules 'A Country Christmas Story' Repeat Lifetime has announced that it will air a repeat of A Country Christmas Story, a 2013 holiday movie for which Dolly wrote a couple of songs and in which she appears to host a country music talent competition at Dollywood, on Nov. 14. The film airs at 2 p.m. Eastern.
'The Dolly Collection' Fans On Aussie TV Dolly superfans Patric Parkey and Harrell Gabehart were interviewed for Australia's The Morning Show earlier this week about their massive collection of Dolly memorabilia. Watch it on Facebook here.
'9 To 5' To Be On 'Dancing With The Stars' Dancing With The Stars contestant Bobby Bones said his group will bring some Dolly to the show next week when "country night" comes around, as they will use Dolly's "9 to 5" for their group dance, Pop Culture reports here.