My, oh, my! How the time has flown! Fifty years ago, Sevierville native Dolly Parton wrote her hit song “I Will Always Love You”! This now-classic song would later be covered by many popular musicians, including Whitney Houston, who showed their appreciation for the song by throwing their own twist on it! In honor of “I Will Always Love You” reaching its golden anniversary, Dollywood is celebrating the only way it knows how: with more live music! About the I Will Always Love You Celebration The popular Pigeon Forge theme
America’s sweetheart has done it again! After teaming up with Duncan Hines in 2022 to release 2 special cake mixes and 2 frostings, Dolly Parton is now expanding her collection to include both sweet and savory options! Soon, you’ll be able to purchase 4 new baking mixes and a baking kit. Here is everything you need to know about Dolly Parton’s release of 4 new Duncan Hines baking mixes:
The Queen of Country is taking over the big stage like only she can! Sevier County native Dolly Parton is set to co-host a New Year’s Eve television show on NBC and Peacock alongside musician Miley Cyrus, the duo announced! The award-winning country music star and Cyrus will guide television viewers through the end-of-the-year holiday celebration during “Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party” on December 31 in Miami, Florida! Here’s everything you need to know about Dolly and this New Year’s Eve celebration:
You haven’t seen the last of Dolly Parton Christmas specials! NBC recently announced a brand new Christmas musical coming this holiday season. “Dolly Parton’s Mountain Magic Christmas” is a unique musical about the making of a TV special at the world-class theme park, Dollywood. We’ve gathered all the details we know about the new Dolly Parton Christmas special so far!
We often hear the question, "Where is Dolly Parton from?" and while the short and most common answer is Sevierville, we're here to explain it more in detail! Long before she was a country music legend, Dolly Parton was growing up in a small, 1-bedroom log cabin in Sevierville, TN. She and her family members didn’t have much, but they didn’t need much other than each other. Dolly’s Smoky Mountain home holds a special place in her heart, so special that she has a replica of the home in Dollywood for visitors to see! Visit My Smokies has all the info on Dolly Parton’s childhood home and how you can take a look inside:
Dolly Parton and her theme parks are known for doing their part to give back to the Smoky Mountain community. Now, the company is going to extend the helping hand to its employees. It was announced by Dollywood Parks and Resorts that it will cover 100 percent of fees for any employee who chooses to further their educational career. Here are all the details of the Grow U campaign and how it will change the lives of many people:
They don’t call her America’s sweetheart for nothing! Dolly Parton has teamed up with Duncan Hines to offer her own cake mixes and frosting. You can satisfy your sweet tooth with two different kinds of cake mixes and two different frostings. We have all the details on the new cake mixes and other ways to enjoy the sweet life with Dolly Parton!
Whether you’re a fan of country music or not, odds are you’ve heard of our local hero and international superstar, Dolly Parton. Recently, Tennessee Music Pathways honored Parton by unveiling a new marker near Parton’s famous bronze statue. Visitors and locals of the area can now come visit Parton’s statue, as well as learn a little bit more about the star’s legacy.
Dolly Parton is known for giving back to her local community, as well as the global community. She has launched several different kinds of charities, but one that is probably the dearest to her heart is the Imagination Library. This was one of the first charities Dolly started, and it has grown exponentially over the years. Keep reading to learn all about Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library:
On May 12, 2021, Dolly Parton and Dollywood were featured on Good Morning America. Robin Roberts came to Dollywood to speak with Dolly and learn more about the theme park and charity work the country singer has done over her life. Keep reading to learn what Dolly Parton talked about on the show:
The Smokies aren’t only home to gorgeous mountains, rivers, and valleys, but they’re also home to country music superstar, Dolly Parton! The queen of Appalachia herself grew up in a tiny, 1-bedroom log cabin in Sevierville with her parents and 12 siblings. After leaving her mark on Sevierville forever, Dolly lovers from all over visit the Smokies every year to enjoy some of Dolly’s most popular attractions. Here are 5 things to do in the Smokies if you love Dolly Parton:
Last year, Dolly Parton and Jeni’s, an artisan ice cream shop based in Ohio, partnered together to create a special flavor that benefitted her charity, The Imagination Library. This collaboration did so well, they're bringing it back again this year! But ice cream isn't the only thing you can expect from Dolly and Jeni's! Keep reading to find out more about the ice cream, Dolly's new book, and an exclusive song you could get access to:
Dolly Parton turns 75 today! This woman is a legend in Sevier County, as well as the rest of the world. To celebrate the icon, we have put together some facts about Dolly Parton. You may know a lot about her, but here are some things you may not know! Here are the top 7 facts about Dolly Parton to celebrate her birthday:
This year, celebrate your favorite season with your favorite Smoky Mountain hometown hero! Dolly Parton has so many ways for you to get in the holiday spirit. From Thanksgiving parade performances to Christmas music and movies, Dolly Parton fans are all set for a Dolly-filled holiday season! Learn about all the ways you can celebrate the holidays with Dolly Parton below:
Our favorite Smoky Mountain hometown hero was named one of USA Today’s “Women of the Century”! To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment, USA Today made a list of 100 women who’ve made an impact on our lives throughout the past 100 years, and (unsurprisingly) Dolly Parton made the list. Dolly has had such a big impact on our lives and the beautiful Smoky Mountain area, and we’re glad she’s been recognized as one of the most prominent women over the last century! Learn more about her feature in USA Today: