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This week in
Dolly history
Forty-one years ago Monday, "9 to 5" debuts on the country and pop singles charts; two months later it would become Dolly's 14th country No. 1, first pop No. 1, first adult contemporary No. 1 and her second gold single for sales in excess of 1 million copies. Eighteen years ago Monday, For God And Country debuts on the albums charts; it peaks at No. 23 country, No. 167 pop. Fifty-two years ago Tuesday, Porter & Dolly record “Tomorrow is Forever;” released as a single two months later, it would reach No. 9. Thirty-six years ago Tuesday, "Think About Love" debuts on the singles charts; three months later it would become her 20th country No. 1 hit. Twenty-one years ago Tuesday, The Grand Ole Opry: A Celebration hosted by Dolly and Vince Gill is broadcast on CBS in observance of the music institution's 75th anniversary. Fifty-four years ago Thursday, Porter & Dolly's first duet, "The Last Thing On My Mind," debuts on the country singles charts; it would reach No. 7. Thirty-seven years ago Thursday, CBS premieres Kenny & Dolly: A Christmas to Remember. Forty-four years ago Friday, "Here You Come Again" begins its first of five weeks at the No. 1 spot on the country charts, Dolly's seventh; it would also peak at No. 3 pop to become her first Top 40 hit and first gold single for sales in excess of 1 million copies. Forty-two years ago Friday, Porter & Dolly in separate studios record new overdub vocals for "Making Plans," "If You Go I'll Follow You" and other previously unreleased songs re-recorded for their court-settlement Porter & Dolly album; released as their last two duet singles six and 11 months later, respectively, they peak at No. 2 and No. 12. Thirty-seven years ago Friday, the day after their network special, Kenny & Dolly's Once Upon a Christmas album is simultaneously certified gold (+500,000 copies) and platinum (+1 million copies) to become Dolly's second platinum and seventh gold album; it would reach double platinum status (+2 million copies) five years later. That same day, Kenny's What About Me, which features his cover of the Dolly original “The Stranger” (which she never released herself), is certified platinum. Forty-seven years ago Saturday, Dolly records "The Bargain Store;" released as a single nearly two months later, it would become her sixth country No. 1 and the last of her string of five consecutive No. 1 hits for 1974-75. Forty-two years ago Saturday, Dolly records "Old Flames Can't Hold a Candle to You" for Dolly, Dolly, Dolly; released as a single seven months later, it would become her 13th country No. 1. Seventeen years ago Saturday, “Viva Las Vegas” with The Grascals debuts on singles sales charts, reaching No. 3 country sales and No. 27 pop sales. Fifty-one years ago Sunday, The Best of Dolly Parton, her first greatest hits collection, debuts on the country album charts; it would peak at No. 12.

Upcoming television appearances
(All times Eastern unless noted)
  • Dec. 2, 1:36 p.m., Starz Encore, Steel Magnolias (re-runs 11:06 a.m. Dec. 6)
  • Dec. 3, 1:30 a.m., TNT, Miss Congeniality 2: Armed & Fabulous
  • Dec. 7, 11:30 a.m., FX Movies, 9 To 5 (re-runs 9:40 a.m. Dec. 8)
  • Dec. 11, 2 p.m., Bravo, Dolly Parton's Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love
  • Dec. 24, 8 p.m., A Holly Dolly Christmas
  • Dec. 24, 9 p.m., Kenny Rogers: All In For The Gambler


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

  • April 9-10, Ole Miss Women's Council for Philanthropy, Oxford, Miss.


    Upcoming or recent releases

  • Run, Rose, Run, novel by Dolly and James Patterson, March 7

  • "Jolene" Destructo Remix, RCA, Nov. 13

  • Country Legends: Dolly Parton, Porter Wagoner & Friends Oct. 19 two-DVD set

  • Reba: Revived, Remixed, Revisited, includes duet on “Does He Love You,” Oct. 8

  • My Little Golden Book About Dolly Parton, Sept. 21

  • Dolly: The Ultimate Collection, Collectors' Edition 6-DVD abbreviated edition Sept. 21

  • "Eagle When She Flies" duet with Jose Feliciano, Sept. 17

  • Glasshouse Children Sam Williams CD with Dolly duet, Aug. 20

  • "In The Sweet By and By" new single, Aug. 13

  • "Sent From Above," new single, July 27

  • Early Dolly vinyl album of Goldband/Somerset 1959-1962 recordings, July 23

  • The Library That Dolly Built, documentary, streaming rent/purchase, July 9

  • Dolly Parton & Friends: 50 Years At The Opry U.S. DVD release (PBS), May 11

  • "One Angel" single with Rory Feek, April 23

  • "Hand Me Downs" single with Janelle Arthur, April 21

  • Company's Comin', Dolly duet on Leslie Jordan album, April 2

  • Female Force: Dolly Parton comic book, March 31: kindle edition, hardcover, and paperback

  • Dolly Parton's Heartstrings: Season 1 Netflix series available for Amazon Prime Video purchase, March 22

  • ”There Was Jesus (Piano Version)”, remix of Zach Williams duet, Feb. 19

  • 5 To 9," single, Feb. 2

  • Eagle When She Flies, digital re-release of 1991 album, Jan. 22

  • Greenfields: The Gibbs Brothers Songbook (Vol. 1), Jan. 8, Barry Gibb album with Dolly duet

  • Christmas At Dollywood, DVD, Jan. 5

  • A Holly Dolly Christmas Amazon transparent white vinyl exclusive, Dec. 7

  • "I Still Believe,", single, Dec. 4

  • It's Never Too Late: Make the Next Act of Your Life the Best Act of Your Life, Kathie Lee Gifford book with Dolly foreword, Dec. 1

  • Songteller autobiography hardcover, kindle version, audiobook, Nov. 17

  • Jolene CD re-issue, Nov. 13

  • Everything I Need To Know I Learned From Dolly Parton: Country Wisdom For Life's Little Challenges book, Nov. 3

  • "Pink" featuring Dolly, Monica, Jordin Sparks, Rita Wilson and Sara Evans song for Susan G. Komen Foundation, Oct. 21

  • She Come By It Natural: Dolly Parton, The Great Unifier book, Oct. 13

  • Unlikely Angel: The Songs Of Dolly Parton book Oct. 12

  • Dolly: The Ultimate Collection Time-Life DVD set, Oct. 5

  • A Holly Dolly Christmas MP3 (CD version here and a red vinyl format here), Oct. 2; retro releases Oct. 30: cassette tape and 8-track

  • Once Upon A Christmas, vinyl re-issue, Oct. 2

  • I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus” single from Christmas album, Sept. 15

  • The Dolly Parton Story: From Rags To Riches, streaming documentary, Sept. 15

  • Dolly: 50 Years At The Opry DVD import, Sept. 11

  • "Faith" (Misha K. Remix) with Galantis ft. Mr. Probz, Aug. 28

  • "Mary, Did You Know?" single from Christmas album, Aug. 21

  • Biography: Kenny Rogers DVD Aug. 18

  • "Peace Train" Remixes, 1997 album, digital download, June 26

  • Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 2-LP vinyl release of 2007 compilation, June 26

  • We Found It/Porter 'N' Dolly/Say Forever You'll Be Mine/Porter & Dolly four-on-two CD, June 26

  • When Life Is Good Again,” single, May 28

  • Little Sparrow, 2001 album, digital download, April 10

  • Halos & Horns, 2002 album, digital download, April 10

  • For God & Country, 2003 album, digital download, April 10

  • Live & Well, 2004 album, digital download, April 10

  • Those Were The Days, 2005 album, digital download, April 10

  • Better Day, 2011 album, digital download, April 10

  • Me & Patsy Kickin' Up Dust: My Friendship with Patsy Cline with forward by Dolly, April 7

  • Unlikely Angel DVD re-issue, April 7

  • The Little Engine That Could 90th anniversary edition with Dolly introduction, April 7

  • Live At The Bottom Line 1977 digital download of New York concert, March 30

  • The Winning Hand, 1982 album, digital download, Feb. 28

  • Just Between You And Me/Always, Always/Porter Wayne And Dolly Rebecca/Love And Music four-on-two CD, Feb. 14

  • 9 To 5: The Musical London West End Cast Recording, Feb. 7; CD here, March 27

  • Church, Galantis album with Dolly collaboration on "Faith," Feb. 7

  • Linda Ronstadt: The Sound Of My Voice documentary, Dec. 3

  • "Faith" with Swedish duo Galantis and Danish rapper Mr. Probz, Oct. 25; (Galantis & Bali Bandits VIP Mix, Dec. 27; Acoustic mix, Jan. 10; six-remix EP, Jan. 24

  • Spartanburg Blues, Buck Trent (duet with Dolly on "Carrol County Accident")

  • "There Was Jesus" duet with Zach Williams, Oct. 4

  • For The Girls duet of "I Will Always Love You" on Kristin Chenoweth's CD, Sept. 27

  • Ken Burns' Country Music, Blu-Ray,Sept. 17

  • "God Only Knows" with For King & Country, Aug. 30

  • Ken Burns' Country Music Soundtrack Deluxe Edition, five-CD set, Aug. 30

  • Straight Talk, Aug. 23, Hollywood Records digital reissue

  • Jolene, Aug. 23, Sony Legacy vinyl reissue

  • "I Will Always Love You" with Kristin Chenoweth, single, Aug. 9

  • Once More/Two Of A Kind/Together Always/The Right Combination, Burning The Midnight Oil four-on-two CD, Aug. 2

  • In The Good Old Days (When Times Were Bad) 1969 album, digital release, July 26

  • Treasures 1996 album, digital release, July 19

  • The Best Little Whorehouse In Texas 1982 soundtrack, digital release, July 19

  • Steel Magnolias Blu-Ray release, May 28

  • Bubbling Over, 1973 Dolly album, digital release, May 17

  • Say Forever You'll Be Mine 1975 Porter & Dolly album, digital release, April 19

  • The RCA Sessions (1968-1976), 22-song digital collection of rare Porter & Dolly songs first released on the 2014 complete recordings boxed set, April 5

  • Love & Music 1973 Porter & Dolly album, digital release, March 29

  • We Found It 1973 Porter & Dolly album, digital release, Feb. 1

  • Hungry Again 1998 album, digital release, Jan. 25

  • Ronnie Milsap: The Duets, with Dolly on "Smoky Mountain Rain," Jan. 18

  • The Right Combination/Burning The Midnight Oil 1972 album, digital release, Jan. 4

  • Together Always, 1972 album, digital release, Jan. 4

  • Dumplin' Original Motion Picture Soundtrack CD version here or the digital version here, featuring 12 Dolly tracks, Nov. 30

  • Dolly: The Seeker/We Used To Dolly album from 1975, digital release, Nov. 23

  • As Long As I Love Dolly album from 1970, digital release, Nov. 23

  • "Jolene" Dolly song from Dumplin' soundtrack, Nov. 16

  • "Girl In The Movies" Dolly song from Dumplin' soundtrack, Nov. 2

  • The Sounds Of Christmas, Dailey & Vincent CD with Dolly collaboration on "Road To Bethlehem," Oct. 12

  • The Very Hungry Caterpillar with Dolly afterword, Oct. 9

  • Porter Wayne And Dolly Rebecca 1970 album with Porter Wagoner, Sept. 28

  • Once More 1970 album with Porter Wagoner, Sept. 28

  • Porter 'N' Dolly 1974 album with Porter Wagoner, Sept. 28

  • A Woman's Right Dolly track from 27: The Most Perfect Album, Sept. 18

  • "Here I Am" Dolly duet with Sia from Dumplin' soundtrack, Sept. 14

  • King Of The Road Roger Miller tribute with Dolly performance, Aug. 31

  • Just The Two Of Us 1968 album with Porter Wagoner, Aug. 17

  • 1927 Jubilee: The New Bristol Sessions , with Dolly track "Something More," July 30

  • Frank McKlusky, C.I. Blu-Ray release (and DVD re-release) July 17

  • The Faith of Dolly Parton June 12 book

  • What Would Dolly Do? April 24 book

  • Straight Talk Special Edition, Blue-Ray and DVD re-issue, April 17

  • Restoration: Reimagining The Songs Of Elton John And Bernie Taupin April 6

  • Dolly Parton, Gender and Country Music Jan. 6 book

  • Next New Heartbreak, Brad Hudson CD Nov. 3 with Dolly duet

  • I Believe In You kids' CD Oct. 13 on Dolly Records/RCA Nashville, Sept. 29 digital download

  • Younger Now, Sept. 29, Miley Cyrus CD with Dolly duet

  • Woman Walk The Line: How the Women in Country Music Changed Our Lives Sept. 20 book

  • The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson: Johnny and Friends DVD set Sept. 19

  • Simple Dreams, 1977 Linda Ronstadt album on CD with Dolly duet, Sept. 15

  • Just Because I'm A Woman 1968 vinyl re-issue, Sept. 8

  • A Real Live Dolly, 1970 album on CD, Sept. 1

  • Rainbow, Kesha CD with Dolly duet, Aug. 11

  • Born Again Wildflower, by Debbie Cochran (with Dolly duet on "Born Again Wildflower"), June 16

  • Hee Haw: Pfft! You Were Gone! DVD with Dolly performance of "Coat of Many Colors" and "The Right Combination," Time-Life, June 13

  • Dolly On Dolly: Interviews and Encounters With Dolly Parton May 1 book

  • Cover Stories: Brandi Carlile Celebrates 10 Years of The Story – An Album to Benefit War Child , features Dolly's performance of "The Story," May 5 (also available on vinyl here)

  • Just Between You And Me, 1968 album with Porter Wagoner download, March 3

  • 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

    'Holly Dolly Christmas' Gets Grammy Nomination
    Dolly took home her 51st career Grammy nomination last week, garnering a nod for Best Traditional Pop Vocal Album for last year's A Holly Dolly Christmas. She faces against Tony Bennett and Lady Gaga for Love For Sale, Norah Jones for Til We Meet Again, Ledisi for Ledisi Sings Nina, Tori Kelly for A Tori Kelly Christmas and Willie Nelson for That's Life. This marks the third time she has been nominated in the pop genre, following Best Pop Performance by a Female for the single “Here You Come Again” in 1977 and Best Pop Performance by a Duo or Group for “Islands In The Stream” with Kenny Rogers in 1983. Although she has not been nominated in this specific category before, she did appear on an album that won it in the past, as Rod Stewart's Stardust: The Great American Songbook Vol. 3 took home the Grammy in this category in 2004 and featured their duet “Baby It's Cold Outside.” Winners will be announced Jan. 31 but all critics expect Bennett and Gaga to walk away with the trophy easily since the collaboration is believed to be the 95-year-old legend's final studio album as he has been forced to retire due to Alzheimer's disease, and he has won the category an astonishing 14 times out of the 30 times it has been awarded since creation (fellow nominee Willie Nelson has won it twice). With 51 nominations, she remains second only to Beyonce with 79 as the Grammy's most nominated woman. She has the Lifetime Achievement Grammy plus 10 regular Grammy wins, including one for each of the past two years in the Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance category.

    'Holly Dolly Christmas' Returns To Charts
    A Holly Dolly Christmas is back on the Billboard charts, the Dec. 4 tallies released Tuesday showed. The album gets a second week this season on the top 100 album sales list dropping two to No. 49 and up five spots on the country albums chart to No. 41, while it slips nine places on top holiday albums to No. 26. In related news, the publication last week released its list of the 50 greatest Christmas albums of all time based on chart performance and Kenny Rogers and Dolly's Once Upon A Christmas sits at No. 45. Across the pond, The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe rises four to No. 11 on the country compilations albums chart, 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) re-enters the top 20 at No. 14.

    Dolly Raised $167,000 For Breast Cancer
    Organizers for October's inaugural Kiss Breast Cancer Goodbye event in Nashville, which concluded with an hour-long acoustic Dolly concert accompanied just by her guitarist Kent Wells, announced Tuesday that the event raised $167,000 for the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation after expenses. The event will repeat in October next year but no word on whether Dolly will return.

    'Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol' Premieres In Canada
    Dolly's Smoky Mountain Christmas Carol, which this holiday season is playing in Vancouver, Canada, after two previous annual engagements in the United States, has opened there and runs through Jan. 2. Check out a review from The Vancouver Sun here.

    Wal-Mart Adds To Perfume Line
    Wal-Mart recently debuted a new set of scents under Dolly's perfume line with four new body mists under the name the Front Porch Collection: Tennessee Sunset, Dancing Fireflies, Early Morning Breeze, and Smoky Mountain Rain. The collection is available from the retailer here for $15.

    Ruby Tuesday Supports Imagination Library
    Ruby Tuesday announced this week it is selling a children's activity book called The Best Holiday Memories Album as a keepsake filled with interactive questions and activities for children and adults to celebrate the season, cherish old memories, and make new memories. Each $1 paid for the album will be donated to Dolly's Imagination Library early childhood literacy charity.



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    Past news

    Nov. 13:
    Dolly Issues Holiday Greeting To Fans


    Dolly this week issued some holiday greetings to fans with a special video posted to Vimeo and her official website. Watch it here or in the media player above.

    Bravo To Air 'Coat Of Many Colors'
    Bravo has announced it will air the 2015 NBC movie Dolly Parton's Coat Of Many Colors at 1 a.m. next Saturday, Nov. 20. There has been no announcement yet of whether NBC will air the film or its holiday sequel this Christmas season.

    U.S., U.K. Chart Updates
    The holidays are certainly getting nearer, as last year's A Holly Dolly Christmas has made its first re-entry this year on the top 100 album sales chart, the Nov. 13 Billboard numbers released Tuesday showed. The album lands at No. 89 overall album sales while losing three to No. 23 holiday albums. Elsewhere on the charts, Dolly and Zach Williams' "There Was Jesus" rises five to No. 20 Christian digital song sales. Overseas, Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 falls four to No. 18 on the U.K. country compilation albums chart, it was revealed Friday, while The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe dips three to No. 12 and 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) falls out of the top 20, down from No. 20.

    Night Of 1,000 Dollys Goes Christmas
    Knoxville's Club XYZ has announced a special holiday edition of its classic party "Night Of 1,000 Dollys" will take place next month. "Christmas Night Of 1000 Dollys" will deck the halls Saturday, Dec. 11 with a Dolly Tribute Christmas Show featuring The Queenz of Knoxville! All Dolly Christmas songs and new stage productions will be featured. No pre-sale tickets and no reservations will be taken.

    Authorized Dance Remix Of 'Jolene' Released
    RCA on Friday released a new dance version of Dolly's 1973 classic "Jolene" remixed by DJ Destructo (Gary Richards). Dolly previewed the track on social media Thursday with the comment "My little song 'Jolene' has been done so many different ways and I love them all, but I think this one is my favorite." The track was released for download to Apple Music and for streaming to Spotify and to YouTube here and in the media player below and for download from Amazon here. Destructo said in a press release posted by Broadway World here: "'Jolene' has been part of my musical DNA since day one. It is a true classic not only for country music but American music. I've always felt its lyrics and melody could be the bones to build a real dance floor banger around. Something to sing along to while getting your dance on. I'm beyond thrilled being given the opportunity to remix one of the greatest songs of all time and that Dolly loves it. She is a national treasure and to be able to have the world hear my version of it with her behind it is a blessing."


    Nov. 8:
    Dolly Returns To HSN To Promote Perfume


    Dolly was back on HSN on Sunday for two one-hour appearances to promote a special three-piece gift set of her Scent From Above perfume consisting of a bottle of eau de parfum, a body cream, and a wearable butterfly ornament replicating the one on top of the perfume bottle. As with her appearance when the fragrance launched, she took calls from viewers. Watch her first appearance here or in the media player above, and her second appearance here or in the media player below.

    Netflix Confirms 'Grace And Frankie' Appearance For Dolly
    Netflix on Friday finally announced here that Dolly would be guesting on the second portion of the final season of Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin's Grace and Frankie. The final episodes, expected to air in 2022, finished filming last week after the first few episodes of the last season premiered earlier this year. The specifics of her appearance such as number of episodes or character or plot lines have yet to be revealed.

    Smoky Mountain Christmas Promotions Continue
    Dolly's remote interviews to promote Dollywood's Smoky Mountain Christmas continued last week with an interview with FOX 5 Atlanta. Check it out here and a segment on her Imagination Library here.

    U.K. Chart Updates
    Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 holds steady this week at No. 14 on the U.K. country compilation albums chart, it was revealed Friday, while The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe gains two to No. 9 and 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) holds steady at No. 20.


    Nov. 5:
    'IWALY' 1973 Earns U.S. Platinum Status
    Dolly adds another piece of metal to her career achievements this week, as the RIAA on Thursday announced the latest round of certifications include a platinum digital single award for her 1973 original recording of "I Will Always Love You." The award recognizes 1 million legal paid downloads or 150 million on-demand audio or video streams or some combination thereof (for example, a song may have sold 100,000 downloads and amassed 135 million streams to meet the requirement, or sold 900,000 downloads and just had 15 million streams). The recording had been awarded a digital gold single award in 2017 for 500,000 downloads/75 million streams. The new award was effective Oct. 29. It marks Dolly's third digital platinum single, following "When I Get Where I'm Going" in 2015 and "9 To 5" in 2017. Whitney Houston's 1992 cover of the song is certified 8 times platinum.

    Dollywood Starts Christmas Fest, Sets 2023 Ride, 2022 Schedule
    Dolly's Dollywood theme park had site plans approved by the city of Pigeon Forge this week for a new 2023 "family" attraction that wraps around Wildwood Grove which covers 20 acres and appears to be some kind of roller coaster. The park has yet to announce the attraction or any further details on it, but WVLT reported on the site plan approval this week here. The park also opens its final festival of the season, the Smoky Mountain Christmas, on Saturday through Jan. 2 and this week announced its schedule for the 2022 season:

  • Food and Flower Festival April 22-June 5
  • Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration June 18-Aug. 7 with the return of the nightly Sweet Summer Nights drone and fireworks show that premiered last year as well as the return of the Gazillion Bubbles Show for the first time since 2017  
  • Harvest Festival Sept. 23-Oct. 29 with Great Pumpkin LumiNights and new next year owl-themed displays in Craftsman's Valley 
  • Smoky Mountain Christmas Nov. 5-Jan. 1

    The park also released new season pass options with the base pass being silver, a mid-level pass now known as gold with smaller discounts than the current "gold pass", and a new diamond level pass that provides the previous "gold pass" benefits plus a few new benefits.

    Dolly, Kenny Specials Get Christmas Eve Re-Airings On CBS
    CBS has announced it will celebrate with Kenny & Dolly this holiday season, scheduling repeats of last year's A Holly Dolly Christmas special for 8 p.m. Eastern Christmas Eve and Kenny Rogers: All In For The Gambler narrated by Dolly and featuring their final public duet performance together at 9 p.m. Eastern.

    'Huff Post' Says Three Dolly Projects Holiday Vital Vinyl
    The Huff Post this week revealed its music critics' selections for the 25 holiday albums everyone should own on vinyl, and Dolly was the only artist on the list with two separate entries, plus she appeared on the title track to a third album on the list. 1984's Once Upon A Christmas with Kenny Rogers came in at No. 9, with last year's A Holly Dolly Christmas at No. 24. Emmylou Harris' Light Of The Stable, featuring Dolly, Linda Ronstadt, and Neil Young on the title track, was No. 20. (The only other artists to appear on more than one title were the Jackson 5 and The Temptations, each of which had their own holiday records on the list as well as a compilation of Christmas songs from Motown that also included tracks from their albums.) Check out the full list here.

    New Kenny & Dolly Impersonator Movie Filming
    Actress Rose Byrne's first feature film from her production company, Dollhouse Pictures, which has been in development for years, has finally begun filming and this week released its first photos of stars Bobby Cannavale and Krew Boylan as Kenny & Dolly impersonators. The film will feature Dolly music throughout, and her manager Danny Nozell is an executive producer. Learn more from The Hollywood Reporter here.

    U.S. Chart Updates
    Reba's Revived, Remixed, Revisited, which includes her Dolly duet on "Does He Love You," is off the charts, falling off the Top Album Sales and current albums lists, down from No. 71 and No. 44, respectfully, in its second week of release, the Nov. 6 Billboard tallies released Tuesday showed. Elsewhere on the charts, Dolly and Zach Williams' "There Was Jesus" slips two to No. 25 Christian digital song sales, and A Holly Dolly Christmas loses seven to No. 20 Top Holiday Albums.


    Nov. 1:
    Dolly, Reba Duet Falls Off Charts
    Dolly and Reba fell off the charts together last week after one week their collaboration of "Does He Love You" at No. 47 on the Hot Country Singles Chart and No. 13 country digital sales chart, out of the top 50 and top 25, respectively, the Oct. 30 charts released last Tuesday revealed. The triple album containing the track, Reba's Revived, Remixed, Revisited, fell out of the overall top 200 albums, down from one week at No. 91, and top 50 Country Albums chart, down from No. 12, as both combine sales and streams in their listings. On the sales-only Top Album Sales list it falls 63 places to No. 71 in its second week, tumbling 36 to No. 44 current albums. Elsewhere on the charts, Dolly and Zach Williams' "There Was Jesus" lost five to No. 23 Christian digital song sales, and A Holly Dolly Christmas gained two to No. 13 Top Holiday Albums. Overseas, Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 dropped seven to No. 14 on the U.K. country compilation albums chart while The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe dipped two to No. 11 and 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) inched down one to No. 20.

    Perfume Lands Gift Set
    Dolly's Scent From Above perfume and body spray became available recently in a $25 gift set at WalGreens nationwide, and last week ScentBeauty.com added the gift set to their website.

    'Holly Dolly' Deluxe Edition Released Digitally
    A deluxe digital edition of last year's A Holly Dolly Christmas was released on Friday featuring the previously-released expanded edition bonus track "I Still Believe" and 8-track/cassette bonus tracks "Wish Book" and "Three Candles." Get it here.

    Breast Cancer Concert A Success
    Dolly was a hit with her intimate, acoustic set of just her and Kent Wells' guitar at last week's Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation fundraiser in Nashville. Check out a story on the show from CMT here.

    Dolly Part Of New Hometown Camapign
    Ken Burns and Marty Stuart have started a "Celebrate Your Hometown" video series asking dozens of country stars to recognize where they grew up. Dolly honors Sevierville, Tenn. Learn more about the project and see her video from The Knoxville News-Sentinel here.

    Imagination Library Kentucky Goes Statewide
    Dolly announced last week that Kentucky is the newest state to take her Imagination Library early childhood literacy program statewide. Watch the reveal here.

    Dolly Talks Dollywood On Local TV
    Dolly made the rounds last week with some local TV stations to promote the upcoming Dollywood Smoky Mountain Christmas Fest and her other recent offerings. Watch from WVLT here.

    Check Out 'Does He Love You' Bonus Footage
    Reba issued a brief Behind The Scenes look at her Dolly collaboration on Instagram here last week.


    Oct. 20:
    'Does He Love You' Makes Hot Country Songs Chart
    Dolly and Reba are officially on the Hot Country Songs chart together, as their collaboration of "Does He Love You" debuts at No. 47 on the Oct. 23 charts released Tuesday reflecting its first full week of airplay, sales, and streaming. The track also debuts at No. 13 country digital sales but falls off of the top 50 country airplay tally, which is off from the other charts by three days (it runs Monday through Sunday, while the sales, streaming, and Hot Country Songs charts run Friday through Thursday), down from No. 49 the previous week, which reflected airplay in its first three days' of release only. It's Dolly's first entry on the Hot Country Songs chart since "Cuddle Up and Cozy Down" with Michael Buble last year, and Reba's since "Be A Light" with Thomas Rhett, Hillary Scott, Chris Tomlin, and Keith Urban, and "Dear Rodeo" with Cody Johnson, both last year. The triple album containing the track, Reba's Revived, Remixed, Revisited, debuts at No. 91 on the overall top 200 albums combining sales and streams, No. 8 Top Album Sales, No. 8 Current Albums, and No. 12 Country Albums with 8,000 units sold and 1,000 unit equivalents streamed. Elsewhere on the charts, Dolly and Zach Williams' "There Was Jesus" moves up four to No. 18 Christian digital song sales, and A Holly Dolly Christmas holds steady at No. 15 Top Holiday Albums.


    Oct. 19:
    Seats Remain Open For Dolly's Cancer Benefit Sunday
    Tickets are still available for Dolly's breast cancer fundraising benefit Sunday in the CMA Theater in the Country Music Hall of Fame in Nashville. While upper balcony ($165), lower balcony ($275), and back of mezzanine ($385) are sold out, front of mezzanine ($550), back of floor ($550), and front half of floor seats ($1,100 VIP packages) had seats remaining as of Monday night. Organizers have announced Dolly will be performing an "intimate" one-hour set accompanied only by band leader Kent Wells on guitar. Get tickets here!

    Dolly, Reba Chart On Radio With 'Does He'
    Dolly and Reba are back on the radio. Their new duet of "Does He Love You" from Reba's triple album earned 1.1 million audience impressions in just its first three days of radio availability, allowing it to debut at No. 49 on the country airplay chart dated Oct. 16 that came out last week. Elsewhere on the charts, Dolly and Zach Williams' "There Was Jesus" gained three to No. 22 Christian digital song sales, and A Holly Dolly Christmas dipped four to No. 15 Top Holiday Albums, while Once Upon A Christmas with Kenny Rogers falls off the top 50, down from No. 50. Overseas, Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 fell six spots to No. 7 on the U.K. country compilation albums chart while The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe gained three to No. 9, 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) slipped four to No. 19, and Essential Dolly Parton fell out of the top 20 down from No. 19.

    Porter & Dolly DVD Set Hits Stores
    Don't forget if you didn't get the Time-Life deluxe Dolly collection with all of its episodes of The Porter Wagoner Show and Dolly's 1976-77 Dolly series, the discs from that set featuring those items are coming out Tuesday from MPI Home Video as Country Legends: Dolly Parton, Porter Wagoner & Friends with a few extra feature performances not included in the Time-Life set.

    Dolly Grammy Dress Up For Auction
    The Grammys have announced the white and gold dress Dolly wore on the red carpet arriving for her 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year gala will be included in the items up for auction at next year's MusiCares charity auction, to be held Jan. 30 hosted by Julien's Auctions. Read more from USA Today here.

    '9 To 5' Headed Down Under In 2022
    Dolly's 9 To 5: The Musical will be heading Down Under to Australia next year, she announced in a recent interview with The Project. An earlier Australian engagement for the show had been postponed indefinitely due to the pandemic. Learn more here and check out the interview here.


    Oct. 8:
    Dolly, Reba Release 'Does He Love You' Video Friday


    Reba made the surprise announcement Thursday on social media that when her new triple album Reba: Revived, Remixed, Revisited drops on Friday she will also premiere a music video for her collaboration with Dolly on "Does He Love You." The video will premiere on Reba's Facebook page here at noon Eastern/11 a.m. Central (Reba will go live 20 minutes before the video premiere). The two released a teaser late Thursday you may watch here or in the media player above.

    Another Dolly Covid Preventative Applies For Approval
    Dolly is saving the world once again, literally. AstraZeneca filed a request with the FDA for emergency use authorization for a long-acting antibody combination to protect against Covid-19 for those individuals with medical conditions that render the existing vaccines ineffective. The preventative treatment was developed at Vanderbilt University using a portion of the same $1 million gift Dolly gave for Covid research that was responsible for researchers at the same institution discovering the Moderna Covid vaccine, which has likely prevented millions of cases of Covid.

    Check Out Great New Interview, Photo Spread In 'W'
    W magazine this week released a new interview with Dolly complete with a series of spectacular fashion photos of the icon in designerwear. Check it out here and a companion video interview here.

    Dolly Donates $700K To Tenn. Flood Relief
    Dolly's Pigeon Forge companies this week made a gift of $700,000 to flood relief efforts of the United Way of Humphreys County, Tenn., where her friend Loretta Lynn's ranch is located. The county was impacted by catastrophic, deadly flash floods in August, and United Way was the charity Lynn requested Dolly support. "I hope that this money can be put to good use to help the people of Middle Tennessee with what they need during their recovery," Dolly said in a press release. "Loretta and her people helped us out so much following the wildfires in 2016 that I just knew we had to do something to help them. They have our prayers and our thoughts as they go through this time." Proceeds from ticket sales Oct. 2-3 from Dollywood as well as Dolly's Stampede, Pirates Voyage, and Hatfield & McCoy dinner theatres and support from The Dollywood Foundation were donated to the effort.   

    Dolly On U.S., U.K. Charts
    With October being the prime release month for Christmas music, Billboard on Tuesday reinstated the Top Holiday Albums chart for the new year with the charts dated Oct. 9. For the first chart week of the new season, last year's A Holly Dolly Christmas debuts at No. 11 and Once Upon A Christmas with Kenny Rogers debuts at No. 50. Elsewhere on the charts, Dolly and Zach Williams' "There Was Jesus" falls five to No. 25 Christian digital song sales. Overseas, it was also a Dolly week on the U.K. charts released last Friday, as Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 was one of the selections chosen for special 1,000-unit limited edition vinyl re-issues in honor of British music retailer HMV's 100th anniversary, which immediately sold out and allowed the collection to re-enter the top 100 U.K. pop albums chart at No. 57, overall U.K. album sales chart at No. 28, physical sales chart at No. 26, vinyl sales chart at No. 11, and country compilation albums chart at No. 1. Other entries on the U.K. country compilation albums tally include The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe inching down one to No. 17, 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) rising three to No. 15, Linda Ronstadt's Original Album Series (featuring one Dolly cover and one track with Dolly harmony) dropping out of the top 20, down from No. 17, and Emmylou 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-entering the top 20 at No. 18.


    Sept. 30:
    Dolly Gets Her Own Historical Marker In Hometown


    The State of Tennessee on Wednesday unveiled a large historical marker on its Tennessee Music Pathways trail in front of the Dolly statue on the Sevier County Courthouse grounds in Sevierville honoring Dolly and her contributions to music. She had a scheduling conflict and couldn't attend, so Dollywood Vice President Pete Owens spoke on her behalf. Watch the ceremony courtesy WVLT reporter Kyle Granger here.

    Dolly Responds To Lil Nas X Cover
    Dolly on Wednesday shared to social media her reaction to Lil Nas X's version of "Jolene," which she enjoyed: "I was so excited when someone told me that Lil Nas X had done my song "Jolene". I had to find it and listen to it immediately…and it's really, really good. Of course, I love him anyway. I was surprised and I'm honored and flattered. I hope he does good for both of us. Thank you Lil Nas X" The artist recently performed the song on the BBC, which has it available here.

    TikTok Fake Account Story Gets Attention
    News that the Dolly TikTok page that opened Monday was fake got as much media attention Tuesday as the original story about her launching a new page on the social media outlet got the day before. Dollymania was the first media outlet to report that the account was fake at about 10 p.m. Eastern Monday night, and about half an hour later NBC's Today updated their story here with confirmation from Dolly's spokesperson that the account was fake and had been taken down by the service. Other media stories followed throughout the night and next day. The statement her team released to NBC, FOX News and others claimed the video had been "doctored" and encouraged fans to "take a closer look." (In actuality, I couldn't discern any difference between the video as they had posted it and the original still available on her official Imagination Library TikTok feed where it was released a year and a half ago, so it did not appear to have actually been doctored.)

    U.S. Chart Update
    Dolly and Zach Williams' "There Was Jesus" rises four to No. 19 Christian digital song sales, it was announced Tuesday on the Oct. 2 Billboard charts.


    Sept. 28:
    Dolly Helps NPR Raise Funds For Local Public Radio Stations


    Every NPR radio listener well knows pledge drive time, when their local station begs for donations every few minutes until they reach their goal. This fall, in honor of the network's 50th anniversary, they asked a very special "public figure" to record a new spot for local stations to use: Dolly. Her one minute, ten-second plea for financial support of NPR and the good it does in the community is airing now on stations nationwide during their pledge drives. You may listen to her spot here or in the media player above.

    Fake Dolly TikTok Page Tricks Media
    A fake Dolly TikTok page on Monday sent the mass media into a tailspin promoting an old video clip as if it were new and confusing fans. Over the weekend, a fake account using the name "ItsDollyParton" set up a TikTok feed and lifted the video Dolly had posted on her official Imagination Library TikTok page here when it launched in April 2020 to promote her weekly online storybook reading during the start of the pandemic. Despite the channel not having the blue check mark to signify it is legitimate and official, casual fans began praising the feed via other social media and some official news media somewhere picked up on it and reported it as real. It appears that the first media outlet to post the story was Britain's The Independent here about 6 a.m. Eastern U.S. time. Within five hours, the first U.S. news outlets began picking up the story from that coverage and it spread throughout the day including NBC's Today here, ABC's Good Morning America, People magazine (which was reprinted on Yahoo), and the Celebretainment news wire, which resulted in several local newspapers and other media outlets circulating it as well. The attention soon garnered the fake TikTok feed something on the order of 750,000 followers and over 1 million likes of the video. By early evening, TikTok had removed the feed from its service, which your webmaster understands second-hand was at the request of Dolly's team. This resulted in many casual fans taking to social media to slam TikTok for deleting what they thought was Dolly's official page the same day it debuted, leading to some media coverage of that claim as well. Dolly and her staff usually don't comment on such reporting errors, just as they never comment on supermarket tabloid stories about her, so I really would not expect any official statement from her team on the issue.

    PBS Documentaries Streaming Channel Getting Dolly Opry 50th
    For those who missed the PBS rebroadcast of NBC's Dolly Parton & Friends: 50 Years At The Opry or haven't bought it on DVD here, it was announced Monday it will be added Oct. 22 to the Amazon subscription service PBS Documentaries Prime Video Channel for streaming. Learn more about the channel or subscribe to it here.


    Sept. 25:
    Lil Nas X 'Jolene' Cover Gets 1 Million Views In Three Days


    "Old Town Road" phenomenon Lil Nas X on Tuesday released a video via the BBC of him performing a stripped down cover of Dolly's classic "Jolene," which over the course three days surpassed 1 million views on YouTube. Watch it here or in the media player above.

    Manager: 'Run, Rose, Run' Will Also Have Companion Movie
    Thanks to Chuck for pointing me to a recent interview for The Jim Cressman Podcast with Dolly's manager Danny Nozell. Most of the conversation centers around information already known and announced, but new information includes that there will be a feature film released in conjunction with Dolly's March novel with James Patterson, Run, Rose, Run and the corresponding album of the same name she's releasing at the same time. He also noted she has signed deals for her own wig line (which she has hinted at in interviews) and for biodegradable utensils that will be sold at Wal-Mart. Watch the interview here.

    Dolly Helps Loretta's County With Flood Relief
    Dolly announced Thursday she will donate a portion of Oct. 2-3 ticket sales from Dollywood and her Stampede, Pirates Voyage, and Hatfield & McCoy shows in Pigeon Forge to the United Way of Humphreys County to assist with flood victim relief from the recent flash floods that ravaged the county. She said she was moved to help after seeing the damage in the county, where her friend Loretta Lynn lives and operates her ranch, which was damaged in the flood and whose ranch foreman was one of 20 residents who died in the flood. United Way was the charity Lynn recommended to receive donations for the recovery. "After the Sevier County wildfires in 2016, Loretta was one of the first who reached out to offer anything she could," Dolly said in a press release. "It meant so much to me that Loretta—and so many folks—were ready to give in any way they could. This was just one small way I could help Loretta's people for all they did to help my people."   

    Dolly Encourages High Fives For Breast Cancer
    Dolly released a video this week giving a high five against breast cancer in celebration of the benefit concert in Nashville she is headlining Oct. 24 that was first reported here last week. Check out the clip on Facebook here encouraging folks to give their own high five by way of a $5 donation to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation if they cannot attend the concert.

    Kenny Tribute With Dolly Airs On CBS
    CBS on Thursday night aired its special honoring the late Kenny Rogers taken from his final tribute concert in 2017 featuring Dolly and several other artists. The footage had previously been broadcast on A&E as part of his Biography episode that premiered shortly after his death in 2020 (and is available on DVD here) but one surprise change in this airing was that Dolly served as narrator for the entire program, which like the A&E version ended with the pair singing "You Can't Make Old Friends," followed by Dolly performing "I Will Always Love You" to him, and them going out with "Islands In The Stream."

    Dolly Thanks High School Band
    Dolly this week sent a video to Hardin Valley Academy in Knoxville to thank the school band for including two of her songs in their new show. Check out a story on it from WATE here.

    U.S., U.K. Chart Updates
    Dolly and Zach Williams' "There Was Jesus" loses three to No. 23 Christian digital song sales, it was announced Tuesday on the Sept. 25 Billboard charts. Overseas, Very Best Of Dolly Parton Vol. 1 re-enters the top 100 British streaming albums chart at No. 99 but falls back out of the top 20 British country compilation albums chart, down from No. 19, it was revealed Friday. Elsewhere on the same tally, The Complete Trio Collection Deluxe inches down one to No. 16, 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) dips one to No. 18, and Linda Ronstadt's Original Album Series (featuring one Dolly cover and one track with Dolly harmony) falls four to No. 17.


    Sept. 20:
    Watch Dolly Fete Allen On Emmys, Her Team Win Trophy


    This was Emmy weekend, and Dolly came up a few times. FXX on Saturday showed highlights from the awards handed out last weekend, including the win for Outstanding Television Movie for Dolly Parton's Christmas On The Square, accepted by a teary Sam Haskell and energetic Debbie Allen as executive producers with Dolly for the project (viewable in the media player above or by visiting YouTube hrere), and Allen's own win for Outstanding Choreography for the same project. On Sunday night, the CBS broadcast of the Emmy Awards for the remaining categories also had a brief Dolly appearance in the Governor's Award for lifetime achievement segment honoring Allen for her body of work, with Dolly being shown in a pre-recorded clip taking about how wonderful she is. This was apparently the "presenter" role the Emmy press release had announced Dolly would be playing, as she was not present at the ceremony and did not appear at any other time during the broadcast. (A list of presenters published by awards site Golderby immediately before the show listed her as presenting the Outstanding Scripted Variety Series trophy, but that was presented by Amy Poehler instead. Given that Poehler was also listed in the Emmy press release as a presenter, had not appeared at any other part of the broadcast, and was completely absent from the Golderby list of presenters, it appears that she was the intended presenter for that award, not Dolly, and that Golderby likely made a mistake, possibly because both last names begin with P. The jokes Poehler told while presenting were also clearly written for her and not Dolly, adding to the suspicion that Dolly was not supposed to be presenting that award.) Watch the Allen tribute here or in the media player below.

    Scent From Above Hits Walgreens
    Thanks to Chuck for alerting me that Walgreens has added the body mist version of Dolly's Scent from Above collection to its inventory in a one-ounce bottle for $10 each. Check out here whether it is in stock at a store near you.


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