Entertainment Tonight Canada last week released a 20-minute extended interview with Dolly under its "Icons" series of online videos. Check it out here or in the media player above.
Dolly Joins Hoda, Jenna New Year's NBC announced last week that her co-hosting Miley's New Year's Eve Party won't be Dolly's only appearance on the network for its celebrations that evening, as she will also appear on A Toast To 2022! airing at 8 p.m. Eastern hosted by Hoda Kotb and Jenna Bush Hager. Other guests include Cyrus, George Lopez, Kenan Thompson, Samantha Bee, Andrea Canning, Mario Cantone, Dylan Dreyer, Akbar Gbajabiamila, Willie Geist, Lester Holt, Raymond Lee, George Lopez, Mayan Lopez, Howie Mandel, Craig Melvin, Keith Morrison, Wendell Pierce, Amber Ruffin, Martha Stewart, and Lisa Vanderpump. The Miley special live from Miami airs at 10:30 p.m.
AXS Features Country Ladies Next Month Country music's ladies will be celebrated by cable and satellite network AXS on Jan. 7. A day-long "Women of Country" slate of programming will include the documentary The Dolly Parton Story: From Rags To Rhinestones at 2 p.m., followed by Dolly's 2014 interview with Dan Rather on the network's The Big Interview program. (The network also airs Dolly Parton: 50 Years At The Opry separately at noon on New Year's Eve.)
U.S., U.K. Chart Updates "Almost Too Early For Christmas", Dolly's duet with Jimmy Fallon, last week fell off the 30-position adult contemporary singles chart, down from No. 30 for one week, the Dec. 24-datred charts released last Tuesday showed. This week's charts are delayed until Wednesday for release due to the holiday. Her Diamonds & Rhinestones, The Greatest Hits Collection drops 11 places to No. 168 on the top 200 all-genre albums chart , one spot to No. 21 country albums, four to No. 19 current album sales and six to No. 30 overall album sales in its fourth week. She falls five to No. 59 on the Artist 100. Run, Rose, Run adds one to No. 2 bluegrass albums in its 41st chart week. A Holly, Dolly Christmas Ultimate Deluxe Edition dips 26 places on the top 200 to No. 185 for a 19th week, 17 to No. 36 on the all-genre album sales chart in its 31st week there, eight to No. 39 in its 37th week on the top holiday albums chart, and two to No. 23 top country albums in its 24th chart week. Once Upon A Christmas with Kenny Rogers re-enters the 50-position top Christmas albums list at No. 50 to log a 43rd week. Overseas, her Michael Buble duet from 2020, "Cuddle Up And Cozy Down With You," re-enters the top 100 British pop singles chart at No. 89, marking a sixth chart week since release. Dolly's Diamonds & Rhinestones, The Greatest Hits Collection holds steady at No. 55 all-genre British albums, dips one each to No. 32 overall sales and No. 31 physical sales, gains three to No. 27 Scottish albums, and holds steady at No. 1 country compilation albums. Run, Rose, Run holds steady at No. 6 on the British country albums chart and rises one to No. 25 top 30 Americana chart. The U.K. country compilations albums chart sees Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 fall out of the top 20, down from No. 13, while Emmylou 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 Linda Ronstadt) gains eight to No. 10 and The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe re-enter the top 20 at No. 16.
Dec. 19: 'Almost' Makes Adult Contemporary Chart Debut Although it had previously popped up for one week on the digital Christmas singles sales chart, Dolly's holiday duet with Jimmy Fallon, "Almost Too Early For Christmas", gets its official airplay chart debut this week coming in at No. 30 on the 30-position adult contemporary singles tally in the Dec. 17 Billboard charts released Tuesday, as that genre switches over to all-seasonal music through Christmas. She was last on the chart in 2020 when "Cuddle Up And Cozy Down With You" with Michael Buble hit No. 10 during that holiday season. Elsewhere on the U.S. charts, her Diamonds & Rhinestones, The Greatest Hits Collection dips four to No. 157 on the top 200 all-genre albums chart and one to No. 20 country albums, rising eight to No. 15 current album sales and 10 to No. 24 overall album sales in its third week. She gains 23 to No. 54 on the Artist 100. Run, Rose, Run increases three to No. 3 bluegrass albums in its 40th chart week. And A Holly, Dolly Christmas Ultimate Deluxe Edition re-enters the top 200 at No. 159 for an 18th week and shoots up 18 to No. 19 on the all-genre album sales chart in its 30th week there, holds steady at No. 31 in its 36th week on the top holiday albums chart, and rises three to No. 21 top country albums in its 23rd chart week. Overseas, Dolly's Diamonds & Rhinestones, The Greatest Hits Collection drops 23 to No. 55 all-genre British albums, 13 to No. 31 overall sales, 12 to No. 30 physical sales, and 14 to No. 30 Scottish albums, holding steady at No. 1 country compilation albums. Run, Rose, Run dips one to No. 6 on the British country albums chart and increases two to No. 26 top 30 Americana chart. The U.K. country compilations albums chart sees Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 lose seven to No. 13, Emmylou 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 Linda Ronstadt) drop three to No. 18 while her Original Album Series: Volume 2 (featuring one track with Dolly harmony and two tracks with Trio harmony by Dolly and Linda Ronstadt) gains two to No. 15.
'Mountain Magic' Expands Audience To 7 Million Delayed viewing for people who DVR-ed Dolly's holiday special this year and those who watched it on demand (non-streaming) in the first week since it aired added a million more viewers to Dolly Parton's Mountain Magic Christmas on NBC. The show was the week's No. 9 program for live plus seven viewership with 6.98 million.
Dolly Bio On This Year's List Of Best Screenplays Hollywood producers released this year's "Black List" of the best screenplays being pitched around town that have yet to be picked up for filming, and one focused on Dolly's early career made the tally: Dumb Blonde by Todd Bartles and Lou Howe apparently focuses on her rise through late 1960s Nashville. See the whole list at The Hollywood Reporterhere.
Steve Summers Featured In 'People' Dolly's Creative Director Steve Summers chats with Peoplehere about her costumes.
Dec. 12: New Kids' Book Coming About Dog Dolly last week announced her next children's book, Billy The Kid, about her French bulldog goddog, will be published by Penguin Young Readers on April 25. MacKenzie Haley illustrated the book, and Erica S. Perl co-wrote it. The title tells the story of a dog who loves barking to the beat of country music and sets out to make it big as a country music star in Nashville. But when he encounters some bullies at the Battle of the Bow-wows, he must call on his favorite songs, and the help of some new friends, to regain his self-confidence and be the star he always knew he could be. Dolly said in a statement: "I am so proud to bring this book and the message it conveys to life. Years back I wrote a song 'Makin' Fun Ain't Funny' for my children's album, 'I Believe In You.' I wanted kids to understand how harmful bullying can be to someone. When I launched the Doggy Parton line of pet products earlier this year, my god-dog Billy got to be the star of the show. Since he's a big star now, I knew a story with him at the center could help drive home important messages in a unique way. I hope this is the first of many books with Billy." Pre-order your copy here!
'Forbes' Puts Dolly In World's Most Powerful Women Dolly made this year's list of Forbes' "The World's 100 Most Powerful Women," coming in at No. 96 here for her entertainment career, theme park empire, and philanthropy.
Wal-Mart Chats With Dolly, Patterson Dolly and James Patterson were interviewed last week for Talk Shop Live and Wal-Mart as co-authors of the retailer's Book of the Year, Run, Rose, Run. Check out their 40-minute chat here.
Holiday Programming Update NBC has switched up its holiday broadcast schedule a little from its previously-announced line-up of Dolly. Originally, a repeat of Dolly Parton's Mountain Magic Christmas was scheduled at 9 p.m. Dec. 15, but that has been moved to 8 p.m. Dec. 21 instead. Replacing it at 9 p.m. Dec. 15 is Dolly Parton's Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love, which had originally been scheduled to air Dec. 23 but has been replaced with other specials that evening. No word on whether the network still plans to air Dolly Parton's Coat Of Many Colors at 8 p.m. Dec. 26 as originally announced or not, but she will be co-hosting the network's New Year's Eve show with goddaughter Miley Cyrus live from Miami.
Ill Child Visit Garners News Coverage Dolly recently met with a stage 4 cancer patient teenager from Alabama at her Nashville office through a "Make-a-Wish"-type organization called Magic Moments, WVTM reported here.
Elvis Biopic Originally Had Dolly Song The recent biopic Elvis originally included a scene where the King meets Priscilla in the limo after their divorce and sings a little of "I Will Always Love You" to her and notes Dolly wants her to record it but that the Colonel had messed that up. The story appeared in Varietyhere.
U.S., U.K. Chart Updates Dolly's Diamonds & Rhinestones, The Greatest Hits Collection earns a second week on the Dec. 10 charts Billboard released Tuesday, tumbles 126 spots to No. 153 on the top 200 all-genre albums chart, 15 places to No. 19 country albums, 17 to No. 23 current album sales, and 27 to No. 34 overall album sales, falling off of the vinyl albums list, down from No. 4. She drops 47 to No. 77 on the Artist 100. Both "Almost Too Early For Christmas" with Jimmy Fallon, and "Hard Candy Christmas" fall off the digital Christmas song sales chart after one week each this season at No. 32 in its first week and No. 48. Run, Rose, Run slips two to No. 6 bluegrass albums in its 39th chart week. And A Holly, Dolly Christmas Ultimate Deluxe Edition rises 10 to No. 37 on the all-genre album sales chart in its 29th week there, loses two to No. 31 in its 35th week on the top holiday albums chart, and rises 18 to No. 24 top country albums in its 22nd chart week. Overseas, Dolly's Diamonds & Rhinestones, The Greatest Hits Collection gains seven to No. 32 all-genre British albums, re-enters the top downloads at No. 67, inches up one to No. 18 overall sales, loses one to No. 18 physical sales, and remains steady at No. 16 Scottish albums and No. 1 country compilation albums. Run, Rose, Run gains two each to No. 5 on the British country albums chart and No. 28 top 30 Americana chart. The U.K. country compilations albums chart sees Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 lose three to No. 6, Emmylou 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 Linda Ronstadt) fall five to No. 15 while her Original Album Series: Volume 2 (featuring one track with Dolly harmony and two tracks with Trio harmony by Dolly and Linda Ronstadt) holds steady at No. 17.
Watch Full 'Today' Interview Online NBC last week released the full-length 23-minute interview Koda Hobb conducted with her last month for Today. Watch it here or in the media player below.
Dec. 5: Christmas Special Brings Audience Of 6 Million
Dolly Parton's Mountain Magic Christmas was a smash hit for NBC Thursday night, pulling in an audience of 6 million. The night's second-most-watched program was a re-run of Young Sheldon on CBS, which brought in just over half the crowd at 3.9 million. Dolly's special, which includes a dream sequence with the number "Go To Hell" here or in the media player above, repeats at 9 p.m. Eastern next Thursday, Dec. 15.
Dolly on Sunday officially joined the social media app TikTok with the video above or accessible here. Within just a couple of hours, she had more than 30,000 followers, and by press time about nine hours after launch, her page here had 300,000 followers.
Wal-Mart Names Dolly's Novel 'Book Of Year'
Dolly announced last week on social media that her and James Patterson's novel Run, Rose, Run has been selected by Wal-Mart as it's Book of the Year. The retailer will host the pair for a Q&A on its talkshoplive channel Tuesday night at 7 p.m. Eastern here. Watch Dolly's announcement here or in the media player above.
Other Appearances Last Week Dolly's promotion for the Christmas special included stops by The Tonight Show and Kelly Clarkson, on which Clarkson introduced her to several people whose lives she had changed including a blind girl who received Imagination Library books in Braille, a researcher who used her gift to create the Covid vaccine, and a recipient of the Dolly Parton Scholarship in Sevier County who now works with the Knoxville Symphony Orchestra (prompting a $25,000 gift from one of Clarkson's sponsors which Dolly immediately volunteered to match). Check out part of their interview about some of the songs she has recorded here. On Today, she discussed several items including the loss of friends Naomi Judd, Loretta Lynn and Kenny Rogers here.
New Perfume Debuts On HSN HSN launched Dolly's new Smoky Mountain fragrance this week with special appearances by Dolly. Check out her first Sunday appearance here, second Sunday appearance here, first Saturday appearance here, and second Saturday appearance here.
Dolly Chats On Reba Tribute Thursday ABC has announced Dolly and several other music icons will appear on a new special this week profiling the career of Reba McEntire. Superstar: Reba McEntire premieres 10 p.m. Eastern Thursday.
Win Circle Network Dolly Prize Pack Circle Network has announced the Ultimate Dolly Parton Stocking Stuffer Prize Pack contest with daily entries available here through Dec. 22 for a chance to win several prizes including tote bags, autographed photo, Doggy Parton dog costume, books, vinyl album, CD, perfume, glass, cake mixes, and t-shirts in celebration of its monthlong Dolly holiday programming (which also has been updated for A Smoky Mountain Christmas to air in a full two-hour period each time instead of the one-hour slots originally scheduled.)
U.K. Chart Updates Overseas, Dolly's Diamonds & Rhinestones, The Greatest Hits Collection sees a strong second week gaining one spot to No. 39 British albums but slipping five to No. 19 overall sales, three to No. 17 physical sales, and seven to No. 16 Scottish albums. The collection remains steady at No. 1 country compilation albums but falls off the vinyl sales chart and downloads chart, down from No. 24 and No. 25, respectively. Run, Rose, Run rises four to No. 7 on the British country albums chart and re-enters the top 30 Americana chart at No. 30. The U.K. country compilations albums chart sees Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 fly up six to No. 3, Emmylou 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 Linda Ronstadt) slips four to No. 10 while her Original Album Series: Volume 2 (featuring one track with Dolly harmony and two tracks with Trio harmony by Dolly and Linda Ronstadt) dips seven to No. 17.
Check Out 'Rockin'' Dolly On HBO YouTube HBO has posted a clip of Dolly performing "Rockin'" at the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony to its YouTube page. See her sing a verse and chorus of the song here or in the media player below. And catch repeats of the ceremony on the cable network at 1:50 p.m. Monday and 10:50 p.m. Dec. 14.