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This week in
Dolly history
Twenty-nine years ago Monday, “The River Unbroken” debuts on the adult contemporary chart; a No. 63 country single, it would peak at No. 43 AC. Thirty-eight years ago Tuesday, Dolly, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt announce they will record an album together; although a handful of songs recorded for the project end up on albums by Emmylou and Linda, a full album is not recorded until eight years later, when Trio comes out in 1987. Seventy-one years ago Thursday, Dolly Rebecca Parton is born in the Smoky Mountains of east Tennessee. Forty years ago Thursday, Dolly spends her 31st birthday in Los Angeles making her first solo appearance on The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson, where she performs “Higher and Higher” and “Me and Little Andy” (she had been on once before with Porter). Thirty-six years ago Thursday, Dolly and her co-stars from 9 to 5 appear on the cover of People. Thirty-eight years ago Friday, “I Really Got The Feeling” becomes her 10th No. 1 country hit, while its flip-side, “Baby I'm Burning” becomes a disco dance club hit and makes it to No. 25 on the pop charts. Fifty years ago Saturday, Dolly debuts on the country singles charts for the first time with “Dumb Blonde,” which peaks at No. 24. Thirty-nine years ago Saturday, Here You Come Again marks its fifth of nine weeks atop the country album charts (Dolly's second); it also reaches No. 20 pop and becomes her first platinum album for sales in excess of 1 million copies.

Charts

  • U.K., Jan. 15 edition:
          Pure & Simple No. 2 country (no change; 21st week; peaked at No. 1 for three weeks)
          The Complete Trio Collection No. 1 country compilation (no change; 18th week; peaked at No. 1 for 10 weeks)

  • Australia, Jan. 16 edition:
          Pure & Simple No. 30 country (down from No. 20; 21th week; peaked at No. 1)
          My Dear Companion: Selections From The Trio Collection No. 2 country (no change; 18th week; peaked at No. 1 for three weeks); No. 31 pop albums (up from No. 35; 14th week; peaked at No. 3)

  • U.S., Jan. 28 edition:
          Pure & Simple No. 43 country (down from No. 33; 21st week; peaked at No. 1), No. 17 Americana/folk (down from No. 10; 21st week; peaked at No. 1)


    In-person Dolly
    (scheduled live appearances, some are tentative)

  • May 5, Pigeon Forge Dolly Parade


    Upcoming television appearances
    (All times Eastern unless noted)
  • Jan. 19, 8:30 p.m., Starz Encore Classic, The Beverly Hillbillies
  • Jan. 21, 2:15 a.m., Retroplex, Steel Magnolias (re-runs 2:34 p.m. Jan. 21, 11:35 p.m. Jan. 21, 10:05 p.m. Jan. 25, 5:21 a.m. Jan. 26, 2:32 p.m. Jan. 26, 11;45 a.m. Jan. 30, 8 p.m. Jan. 30, 7:31 a.m. Jan. 31)
  • Jan. 24, 3 p.m., E!, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous (re-runs 1 p.m. Jan. 25)
  • Jan. 27, 1 p.m., CMT, Reba
  • Jan. 27, 3:05 p.m., Starz Comedy, The Beverly Hillbillies
  • Jan. 29, 8 p.m., TNT and TBS, 23rd Annual Screen Actors Guild Awards


    Upcoming or recent releases

  • Songs Of Cinema, Michael Bolton (duet with Dolly), Feb. 10

  • Dolly Parton's Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love DVD and Blu-Ray Dec. 20

  • Once Upon A Christmas, vinyl, 1984 album, Dec. 2

  • Dolly Parton's Coat Of Many Colors Blu-Ray release, Nov. 29

  • Coat Of Many Colors Oct. 18, children's book

  • The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas Oct. 11 "Pop Art Cover" DVD re-issue

  • "Jolene" with Pentatonix, Sept. 16

  • Hits Made Famous by Country Queens, Sept. 14, reissue

  • The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe Sept. 9, three-CD set (and My Dear Companion: Selections From The Trio Collection one-CD version, vinyl release of Trio II, and vinyl two-LP set of bonus tracks as Farther Along)

  • On Top Of Old Smoky: New Old-Time Smoky Mountain Music, CD with Dolly track, Aug. 19

  • Pure & Simple, solo CD, Aug. 19 (U.K. import with live CD from 2014 Glastonbury set available as import here)

  • Golden Streets of Glory 1971 album digital download

    My Tennessee Mountain Home 1973 album digital download

  • Country Girl In The Big Apple. vinyl, 1977 concert, June 24

  • Smart Blonde, biography re-issue, June 7

  • Dolly Parton: Queen Of Country April 5 digital release of hourlong documentary

  • Dolly Parton's Coat Of Many Colors May 3 DVD release

  • The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas (BluRay release), March 8

  • Coat Of Many Colors Feb. 12 vinyl re-issue

  • Mountain Songbird: A Sister's Tribute Stella Parton tribute CD to Dolly, Jan. 19

  • Dolly Parton's Coat Of Many Colors (2015 movie), Dec. 21 download

  • Rhinestone (1984), Dec. 4 download

  • Joshua (1971), Dec. 4 download

  • The Great Pretender (1984), Dec. 4 download

  • Hello I'm Dolly (1967), Dec. 4 download

  • Here You Come Again (1977), Dec. 4 download

  • Jolene (1974), Dec. 11 download

  • The Collection, Dec. 4 download of 10 Dolly albums

  • Christmas Time, Rhonda Vincent CD with Dolly guest appearance, Oct. 30

  • The Essential Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton Oct. 2

  • Cass County, Sept. 25 Don Henley CD with Dolly duet

  • Picking Up The Pieces, Sept. 11, Jewel CD with Dolly duet

  • Platinum Blonde Australian DVD, Sept. 11 (import)

  • The Blacklist: Music From The Television Series Aug. 21 CD with "Slow Ass Jolene" by Dolly

  • Jolene Aug. 3 vinyl re-issue

  • Live From The Bottom Line, July 24 CD

  • Midnight Special DVD set with two Dolly songs, May 12

  • Orthophonic Joy: The 1927 Bristol Sessions Revisited CD with Dolly performing "When They Ring Those Golden Bells," May 12

  • Sonic Highways DVD with Dolly interview, April 7

  • Lifetime Holiday Triple Feature DVD with A Country Christmas Story featuring Dolly, Nov. 4

  • Touch Your Woman digital re-issue of 1972 album, Oct. 22

  • Early Morning Breeze DVD August 12

  • 2015 Official Dolly Calendar July 15

  • Trio, vinyl reissue of 1987 album with Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris, July 7

  • Bridges Mary Sarah (with Dolly duet on "Jolene") July 8

  • Blue Smoke U.S. release, May 13 (get the vinyl release here)

  • Just Between You And Me: Complete Recordings 1967-76 Porter & Dolly six-CD boxed set, May 13

  • "Home" U.S. digital single release, April 22

  • Who Is Dolly Parton? children's illustrated biography book April 3

  • Love Is Like A Butterfly 1974 album available for digital download March 21

  • "Blue Smoke" U.S. digital single release, March 18

  • Blue Smoke U.S. import of Aussie release, Feb. 4

  • The Box Set Series four-CD set, Jan. 28

  • The Very Best Of Dolly Parton: Australian Tour Edition U.S. import of Aussie release, Dec. 31

  • The Bargain Store, 1975 album available for digital download Dec. 23

  • Dream More: Celebrate The Dreamer In You paperback edition of Dolly's book Nov. 512:30 a.m.

  • Divided & United Civil War music CD with Dolly duet of "Listen To The Mockingbird" Nov. 5

  • My Blue Ridge Mountain Boy, 1969 album available for digital download Oct. 22

  • To All The Girls Willie Nelson CD (with Dolly duet) Oct. 15

  • You Can't Make Old Friends Kenny Rogers CD (with Dolly duet) Oct. 8

  • Rhinestone DVD re-issue Aug. 6

  • Heartbreak Express, 1982 album available for digital download July 16

  • Under The Influence Straight No Chaser CD (with Dolly guest vocals) May 7

  • Duets Paul Anka CD (with Dolly duet) April 9

  • Unsung Hero: A Tribute To The Music of Ron Davies (features Dolly track) March 25

  • At Last Lulu Roman CD (with Dolly duet) Jan. 15

  • Dream More book (Putnam) Nov. 27 (audio book available here)

  • Hollywood To Dollywood DVD (Breaking Glass Pictures), Nov. 6

  • Playlist: The Very Best of Porter Wagoner and Dolly Parton (Sony Legacy) Oct. 9

  • Joyful Noise Songbook (Hal Leonard) May 30

  • Joyful Noise DVD (Warner Brothers) May 1

  • Joyful Noise Soundtrack (Watertower) Jan. 10

  • Bill Anderson: The First 10 Years: 1956-1966, Bill Anderson (previously unreleased duet "If It's All The Same To You") (Bear Family Records), Nov. 22

  • Les Grands Espaces, Isabelle Boulay, Nov. 15, duet on "True Blue"

  • "He's Everything", single from Joyful Noise soundtrack, Oct. 28

  • Chicago XXXIII: O Christmas Three, Oct. 4, duet on "Wonderful Christmas Time" (Chicago II)

  • First Dog DVD (features original songs by Dolly) Sept. 6

  • The Words and Music of Dolly Parton, July 31 (The Praeger Singer-Songwriter Collection)

  • The Tour Collection, July 26 (re-issue via Sony UK)

  • Better Day, June 28 (Dolly Records) (Vinyl version available here Aug. 16)

  • Straight Talk, May 10 (Mill Creek Entertainment) Blu-Ray disc release

  • . Hannah Montana Forever: Final Season, The Ultimate Fan Experience, March 8 (Disney DVD)

  • The Grascals, Country Classics With A Bluegrass Spin (Cracker Barrel exclusive) Jan. 10

  • Dolly's 9 To 5: The Musical songbook Jan. 5

  •  Wanted Dec. 14, seven previously unreleased Monument-era songs (Jukebox Records)

  • Super Hits/Heartbreaker, Nov. 9, re-issue (Sony)

  • Dolly Parton Triple Feature, Vol. 2, Nov. 9, re-issue of Coat of Many Colors, My Tennessee Mountain Home and Jolene (Sony)

  • Playlist: The Very Best Gospel Of Dolly Parton, Oct. 12 (RCA/Legacy)

  • Taken Rhonda VIncent (with Dolly duet), Sept. 21 (Upper Management)

  • Desgining Women: Season Four DVD, Sept. 14 (Shout)

  • "Made For Loving You" (digital single) (duet with Curly Putman) Aug. 31

  • Fairest Of Them All/My Favorite Songwriter, Porter Wagoner Aug. 17 (Omni; re-issue)

  • Brother Clyde (CD by Billy Ray Cyrus' new band, Brother Clyde, featuring a Dolly duet) Aug. 10 (Disney)

  • The Essential 3.0 Dolly Parton (compilation) June 15 (Sony Legacy)

  • Letter to Heaven: Songs of Faith and Inspiration May 4 (RCA)

  • A Real Live Dolly March 19 (RCA, download only)

  • Country's Greatest Stars Live Vol. 1 Jan. 26 (Shout! Factory)

  • "Comin' Home For Christmas" (single only) Dec. 1 (Dolly Records)

  • Dolly: Live From London (DVD and CD concert set) Nov. 10 (Dolly Records) (DVD portion available for downloading from Amazon here)

  • Dolly (four-CD boxed set) Oct. 27 (Sony Legacy)

  • Kenny Rogers: The First 50 Years (three-CD boxed set with new Dolly duet) Oct. 27 (Time Life Records)

  • "Change It" (single) July 28 (Dolly Records)

  • 9 To 5: The Musical (Soundtrack) July 28 (Dolly Records)

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    Today's Dolly Parton news

    HAPPY BIRTHDAY, DOLLY!
    Happy 71st Birthday, Dolly! In honor of the occasion, The Huntington Herald-Dispatch looks at some of her favorite recipes here, Austin's KXAN brought on a bartender to make a special drink called “Jolene” here and Parade counted down her 10 best songs here.

    U.S. Chart Updates
    Dolly's Pure & Simple loses seven places on the Americana/folk albums chart in the Jan. 28 Billboard list released Wednesday to come in at No. 17 in its 21st chart week, dipping 10 to No. 43 country albums. Dolly's Dec. 2 engagement in Corpus Christi, Texas, at the American Bank Center was No. 34 on the Box Score tally for the week with $350,161 in ticket sales and 56 percent of the 8,452 available seats sold. The "Forever Country" mash-up with Dolly falls five to No. 40 hot country songs and falls back off the country digital songs list, down from No. 22.

    British Lip Synch Show Gets A Dolly Number
    Lip Synch Battle UK contestant Katie Price this week appears on the program in complete Dolly drag to perform “9 To 5,” the British media noted here.

    Underwood Wins People's Choice
    Carrie Underwood won Wednesday's People's Choice Award for Favorite Female Country Artist, besting Dolly and other nominees Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert and Reba.



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    Past news

    Jan. 18:
    '9 To 5' Cast Reunites For SAG Awards
    Dolly and Jane Fonda next week will reunite to honor fellow 9 To 5 co-star Lily Tomlin with the Screen Actors Guild Lifetime Achievement Award, People revealed here Tuesday morning before the announcement was picked up by tons of other media outlets. The ceremony airs at 8 p.m. Eastern Sunday, Jan. 29, on TNT and TBS.

    My People Fund Reaches Goal
    Dolly's My People Fund has raised enough money to fulfill its multi-million dollar commitment to provide $6,000 to each family who lost their home or apartment in the Smoky Mountain wildfires, it has been announced, WATE reported here. The Dollywood Foundation is now encouraging donations to the charities working on more long-term recovery at MountainTough.org.

    Dolly Up For People's Choice Award Wednesday
    Don't forget the winner of the People's Choice Award for Favorite Female Country Artist will be announced in a ceremony starting at 9 p.m. Eastern Wednesday night on CBS. Dolly is up against Carrie Underwood, Kelsea Ballerini, Miranda Lambert and Reba.


    Jan. 16:
    'Trio,' 'Pure' Still Doing Well On Overseas Charts
    The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe this week holds steady at No. 1 British country compilation albums chart in its 18th week, giving the CD 17 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 on the tally, it was announced Friday. On the same tally, Emmylou Harris' Original Album Series: Volume 1 (with two Dolly covers, one track with Dolly harmony and one track with Trio harmony by Dolly and Linda Ronstadt) dips three to No. 16 and Ronstadt's Original Album Series (featuring one Dolly cover and one track with Dolly harmony) gains seven to No. 12, while Harris' 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. 17. On the overall country albums chart, Dolly's Pure & Simple holds steady at No. 2 country in its 21st week. Down Under, My Dear Companion: Selections From The Trio Collection by Dolly, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt holds steady at No. 2 on the Australian country albums chart in its 18th week, it was announced Sunday, rising four places on the top 50 pop albums chart to No. 31, while Dolly's Pure & Simple drops 10 to No. 30 country in its 21st chart week.

    'Happy, Happy Birthday, Baby'
    Dolly turns 71 on Thursday and in addition to the Indianapolis party last weekend that was reported here, The Sun-Herald reports the Mississippi Gulf Coast repeated their Dolly birthday bash in Bay St. Louis. Read more here.

    Magazine: Dolly's Style Teaches Lessons
    Dolly's style lessons made Southern Living this week. Check out the piece here.

    Rare: Five Best Dolly Song Lines
    Rare has given its opinion on the five Dolly song lines that are the best. Find out which ones they chose here.

    Barbie Version Of '9 To 5' Released
    NPR has taken "Backwoods Barbie" to heart and re-written Dolly's on "9 To 5" to reflect all of the varied occupations which the Barbie doll has had over the years. Listen here.

    Teacher's 'Coat' Story Touches Dolly
    A teacher's attraction to and use of "Coat of Many Colors" in her class and then coming in contact with a student whose mother had a connection to Dolly resulted in Dolly signing her personal copy of the original children's book of the song and a story in The Log Cabin Democrat newspaper here.


    Jan. 11:
    U.S. Chart Updates
    Dolly's Pure & Simple dips five on the Americana/folk albums chart in the Jan. 21 Billboard list released Tuesday to come in at No. 10 in its 20th chart week, slipping three to No. 33 country albums. The Christmas charts return after being gone for one week with Once Upon A Christmas with Kenny Rogers inching down one to No. 27 holiday albums but falling back off the country catalog albums list, down from No. 4. The "Forever Country" mash-up with Dolly dips four to No. 35 hot country songs and rises three on the country digital songs list to No. 22.


    Jan. 9:
    British, Aussie Chart Updates
    The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe this week holds steady at No. 1 British country compilation albums chart in its 17th week, giving the CD 16 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 on the tally, it was announced Friday. On the same tally, Emmylou Harris' Original Album Series: Volume 1 (with two Dolly covers, one track with Dolly harmony and one track with Trio harmony by Dolly and Linda Ronstadt) gains one to No. 13 and Ronstadt's Original Album Series (featuring one Dolly cover and one track with Dolly harmony) inches up one to No. 19. On the overall country albums chart, Dolly's Pure & Simple rises one to No. 2 country in its 20th week. Down Under, My Dear Companion: Selections From The Trio Collection by Dolly, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt holds steady at No. 2 on the Australian country albums chart in its 17th week, it was announced Sunday, dipping 13 places on the top 50 pop albums chart to No. 35, while Dolly's Pure & Simple drops four to No. 20 country in its 20th chart week.

    Celebrate Dolly's 71st In Indie
    Don't forget that the Indianapolis Dolly Birthday Bash is returning for a sixth year this Saturday at Forty Five. The 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. event features live performances and prize drawings as well as a Dolly look-a-like contest judged by drag performer Dolly Woods. There is a $10 suggested donation at the door with proceeds to benefit The Good House, a home that shelters patients visiting the area for bone marrow transplants. The event's Facebook page is here.


    Jan. 5:
    'Pure & Simple' Still Selling Well
    Dolly's Pure & Simple continues to sell well after 19 chart weeks, moving 3,500 copies for the week to bring its cumulative sales of 106,400 units since release. The week's sales allowed the album to remain steady for another week at No. 5 on the Americana/folk albums chart in the Jan. 14 Billboard list released Wednesday, slipping three to No. 30 country albums. The Box Score list of concerts sees Dolly at No. 27 for her Sept. 24 engagement at the Shoreline Amphitheatre in Mountain View, Calif., with $646,203 collected from 11,951 tickets sold, just over half of the 22,000 seats available. Her collaboration of "Jolene" with Pentatonix falls off the top 50 Hot Country Songs, down from No. 44. The Christmas charts are gone for the year but Once Upon A Christmas with Kenny Rogers inches down one to No. 4 country catalog albums and falls back off Canadian pop albums, down from No. 41, overall catalog albums, down from No. 19, top 100 overall album sales chart, down from No. 93, and pop Hot 200, down from No. 133. The "Forever Country" mash-up with Dolly gains nine to No. 31 hot country songs and re-enters the country digital songs list at No. 22.

    Dolly Parade Set For May 5
    The Pigeon Forge Department of Tourism, which organizes Dolly's annual parade through the city, has confirmed the date for this year's event: Friday, May 5. The parade traditionally starts at 6 p.m. and runs from traffic light 6 to traffic light 3 on the Parkway. Dollywood opens for its new season on March 18. While Dolly's other appearances have not been announced, she usually appears for season passholder preview day the day before opening and then again for opening day.

    'Curve' Chats With Dolly
    Lesbian magazine Curve recently sat down with Dolly for a chat. Read the result here.

    Dolly Talks Of First Job
    CNN's "Money" section recently asked Dolly about her first "real" job, which was when a neighbor during her early Nashville days hired her to answer phones at Northern Outdoor Sign. Hear the segment here.


    Jan. 2:
    Dolly Ends 2016, Repeats Tennessean Of Year
    Dolly over the weekend gave her fans a year-end greeting, saying on her official Facebook page here: "2016 was a memorable year! A #1 record, a great tour, CMA's lifetime achievement award, a Grammy nomination... plus, the opportunity to help so many with #MyPeopleFund. I couldn't do any of it without the love and support from all of you. Thank you all!  <3" Just hours later, The Tennessean editorial board announced they had named Dolly and the survivors of the Smoky Mountain wildfires as 2016's "Tennesseans Of The Year" for the recovery efforts for the victims which Dolly has spearheaded through her My People Fund at the Dollywood Foundation, apparently the first time the newspaper has repeated a winner, as Dolly also received the award for 2006 in appreciation of her work to spread her Imagination Library literacy program statewide. Read what they had to say about her, including: "Tested under pressure this year, she proved she was more than worthy of that honor, and while it was unusual to award it to someone a second time, this is an unusual circumstance," here and an accompanying Q&A with her about the fires here. Tax-deductible donations continue to be accepted at dollywoodfoundation.org or by mail to My People Fund, c/o Dollywood Foundation, 111 Dollywood Lane, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863. Donations are also being accepted by texting DOLLY to 501501 for a onetime $10 donation or DOLLY25 to 501501 for a onetime $25 donation. Messaging and data rates will apply. Knoxville television station WBIR offered a wonderful year-in-review on Dolly here. And several newspapers named stops on Dolly's Pure & Simple Tour in their cities as among the best concerts of the year including The Pensacola News-Journal here, The Baton Rouge Advocate here, The Greenville News here, New York's Flavor Wire here and The Tampa Bay Times here.

    British, Aussie Charts Updated
    The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe this week holds steady at No. 1 British country compilation albums chart in its 16th week, giving the CD 15 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 on the tally, it was announced Friday. On the same tally, Emmylou Harris' Original Album Series: Volume 1 (with two Dolly covers, one track with Dolly harmony and one track with Trio harmony by Dolly and Linda Ronstadt) gains one to No. 14 and Ronstadt's Original Album Series (featuring one Dolly cover and one track with Dolly harmony) holds steady at No. 20. On the overall country albums chart, Dolly's Pure & Simple inches up one to No. 3 country in its 19th week. Down Under, My Dear Companion: Selections From The Trio Collection by Dolly, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt holds steady at No. 2 on the Australian country albums chart in its 16th week, it was announced Sunday, sliding eight spots on the top 50 pop albums chart to No. 22, while Dolly's Pure & Simple loses four to No. 16 country in its 19th chart week.


    Dec. 29:
    'Pure & Simple' Rises On Country Tally
    Dolly's Pure & Simple celebrates its 18th chart week, gaining two points to No. 27 on the Jan. 7 Billboard tally, holding steady at No. 5 Americana/folk albums and re-entering the top 100 current album sales chart for an 11th week at No. 99. Her collaboration of "Jolene" with Pentatonix rises six to No. 44 Hot Country Songs. Her "Hard Candy Christmas" inches up one on the holiday digital songs list to No. 29, while Once Upon A Christmas with Kenny Rogers dips one to No. 26 holiday albums, four to No. 41 Canadian pop albums, eight to No. 19 overall catalog albums, one to No. 3 country catalog albums, 25 to No. 93 on the top 100 overall album sales chart and 24 to No. 133 pop Hot 200. The "Forever Country" mash-up with Dolly moves up six to No. 40 hot country songs.


    Dec. 26:
    First My People Checks Distributed
    The Dollywood Foundation's My People Fund to aid victims of the recent Smoky Mountain wildfires last week distributed its first $1,000-per-family aid checks to nearly 900 families for a total of almost $1 million in its first month. The number of participating families is expected to grow when next month's checks are distributed Jan. 26 and 27. To date, the fund has raised $9.3 million. In a press release, Dolly commented: "It's a blessing during this holiday season that we are able to help as many families as we have so far. We know there are more families out there who need our help and we encourage them to be in contact with us before our January distribution." Dollywood Foundation President David Dotson added: "As, Dolly said, the response has been overwhelming. We will distribute all $9.3 million to the families affected. That will insure all of the money raised will go to where Dolly promised it would go." The fund generated a profile of Dolly's philanthropy from The Washington Post here and a notation of Dolly as an example of giving back to others and how it improves longevity in Psychology Today here. Finally, WATE noted here that if the fund raises more money than its $1,000-per-family allotment for six months for those who lost their primary residence, any excess would also be distributed directly to the impacted families. Tax-deductible donations continue to be accepted at dollywoodfoundation.org or by mail to My People Fund, c/o Dollywood Foundation, 111 Dollywood Lane, Pigeon Forge, TN 37863. Donations are also being accepted by texting DOLLY to 501501 for a onetime $10 donation or DOLLY25 to 501501 for a onetime $25 donation. Messaging and data rates will apply.

    'Christmas Of Many Colors' Repeat Ratings Released
    NBC's rebroadcast of Dolly Parton's Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love on Friday night brought an audience of 4.23 million and won its time slot in the Adults 18-49 demographic with an 0.8 rating and 3 share. That compared to 3.99 million viewers for a Christmas 2015 repeat of the original Dolly Parton's Coat Of Many Colors, which also brought a 0.8 rating last year. This year's original broadcast of the sequel on Nov. 30 saw 13.3 million viewers in live+3 ratings, compared to 15.6 million for last year's original. The rebroadcasts gave the sequel a total viewership of more than 17.5 million, compared to last year's 19.6 million.

    British, Aussie Charts Released
    The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe this week holds steady at No. 1 British country compilation albums chart in its 15th week, giving the CD 14 nonconsecutive weeks at No. 1 on the tally, it was announced Friday. On the same tally, Emmylou Harris' Original Album Series: Volume 1 (with two Dolly covers, one track with Dolly harmony and one track with Trio harmony by Dolly and Linda Ronstadt) loses four to No. 15 and Ronstadt's Original Album Series (featuring one Dolly cover and one track with Dolly harmony) dips two to No. 20. On the overall country albums chart, Dolly's Pure & Simple holds steady at No. 4 country in its 18th week. Down Under, My Dear Companion: Selections From The Trio Collection by Dolly, Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt gains two to No. 2 on the Australian country albums chart in its 15th week, it was announced Sunday, shooting up 29 places on the top 50 pop albums chart to No. 14, while Dolly's Pure & Simple gains one to No. 12 country in its 18th chart week.


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