Dolly Parton Takes To The Road On The Vintage Tour

House of Blues® Will Produce Coast-To-Coast Tour For Music Phenomenon

Hollywood, CA — July 27, 2005: Dolly Parton, America's beloved superstar and one of music's most cherished songwriters, will embark on a tour that crosses the U.S. and Canada beginning in August. Dolly Parton: The Vintage Tour will take audiences on a live performance journey with the celestial-voiced legend and will highlight popular covers from her soon-to-be-released album.

Produced by House of Blues®, the tour begins at the newly opened House of Blues Atlantic City on August 16. The Vintage Tour stops will include prestigious venues such as Radio City Music Hall in New York, Molson Amphitheatre in Toronto and Gibson Amphitheatre in Los Angeles.

"We are honored to be producing Dolly's tour," says Kevin Morrow, Senior Vice President of Entertainment at House of Blues. "She has an immeasurable gift for touching a wide spectrum of audiences. By mixing cut down arenas with theatres and clubs, we're offering fans throughout North America a great opportunity to see Dolly in a variety of settings."

The Country Music Hall of Famer is currently in the studio putting the final touches on her forthcoming album, Those Were The Days, due for release in October on Sugar Hill Records. Her love of music and dedication to her fans has prompted her to hit the road again this summer, a commitment that promises to delight young and old alike.

Of the upcoming tour, Parton says "Well, I'm at it again. I'm very excited about the new Vintage Tour. I will be featuring vintage songs of my own (the songs I'm most known for) in addition to many of your old favorites from the past that I have recorded for a new album that is due out in the early fall. It's going to be lots of fun and bring back lots of memories, so come on out and be a part of it."

Parton's remarkable career in music has successfully navigated both country and pop charts as well as successful forays into television and film (9 to 5, Steel Magnolias). The legend has authored more than 3,000 songs including the hits "Coat of Many Colors," "Jolene," "Tennessee Mountain Home," and "I Will Always Love You." In 1992, Whitney Houston's rendition of the latter spent an unprecedented 14 weeks at the top of the pop charts. From collaborations with Porter Wagoner to Emmylou Harris and Linda Ronstadt (the Grammy® Award-winning Trios series) and the recent Grammy®-winning acoustic albums, her contribution to American music cannot be underestimated.