Dolly Parton Earns Golden Globe Nomination for “Girl in the Movies”

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Our Smoky Mountain hometown hero has been nominated for a Golden Globe. “Girl in the Movies” earned Dolly Parton a nomination for the 2019 Golden Globe Awards! The song is part of the soundtrack for the new Netflix movie, “Dumplin’.” We’ve got all the details on the track and the nomination. Continue reading

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Dolly Parton to Release Soundtrack Album for New Movie “Dumplin’”

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Our favorite Smoky Mountain singer has lots of fresh music on the way! Dolly Parton will release a new album on November 30, 2018 made up of songs appearing in the upcoming movie Dumplin’. For the Dumplin’ soundtrack, Dolly teamed up with some of the biggest names in music, including Miranda Lambert, Sia, Macy Gray, Alison Krauss, Mavis Staples, Elle King, and Rhonda Vincent. Read on to learn everything we know about the new movie and Dolly’s new music. Continue reading

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Apply to Be an Extra on Dolly Parton’s New TV Show

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Dolly Parton is making a TV series, and she needs your help! Set to premiere on Netflix in February of 2019, “Dolly Parton’s Theater” is a brand new anthology series where each episode will be inspired by a different Parton-penned song. The show will start taping a World War II-themed episode in September, and the producers are on the hunt for extras to appear in a number of scenes. Continue reading

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Tennessee Mountain Home: Take a Look Inside Dolly Parton’s Childhood Home

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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: Continue reading

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8 Fun Facts About Dolly Parton You Probably Don’t Know

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She’s captured all of our hearts and filled our ears with her amazing country music — but how much do you know about our Smoky Mountain hometown hero? Visit My Smokies has dug deep to find some fun facts about Dolly Parton that only the most dedicated fan would know! Check out these 8 interesting facts about the country music legend that you might not know: Continue reading

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Dolly Parton Earns SECOND Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

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Hollywood is doubling down on Dolly Parton! It was recently announced that our Smoky Mountain hometown hero will be getting a second star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, the iconic public monument dedicated to achievement in the entertainment industry. Dolly received her first Walk of Fame star way back in 1984. Continue reading

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Dolly Parton is Getting Her Own Series on Netflix

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We’ve got some exciting news for Dolly Parton fans! Our Smoky Mountain hometown hero is getting her very own series on Netflix. In a recent press release, the Queen of Country announced that her production company is teaming up with Warner Bros. Television to create a collection of films for the streaming giant. Continue reading

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Dolly Parton Makes Surprise Visit to Sevierville Senior Center [Video Included!]

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On May 7, 2018, a very special visitor stopped by the Sevierville Senior Center: Ms. Dolly Parton! The Smoky Mountain native and country music legend surprised seniors with an unannounced appearance at the popular gathering place for older adults in Sevier County, TN. Dolly met local seniors, sat in on a few classes, and announced a new partnership with the center. You can see highlights from Dolly’s sweet (and frequently funny) visit to the senior center in the video below: Continue reading

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New Song “Dolly Said No to Elvis” Tells True Story of Dolly Parton’s Hardest Business Decision

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Over the course of her career, Dolly Parton has written thousands of amazing songs. Now, Dolly herself is the subject of a wonderful tune! British singer-songwriter Mark E. Nevin recently released an impossibly catchy track called “Dolly Said No to Elvis.” The song tells the true story of the time Dolly turned down Elvis Presley’s offer to cover “I Will Always Love You.” You can watch the charming stop-motion music video for “Dolly Said No to Elvis” below: Continue reading

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Dolly Parton Donates Her 100 Millionth Book at the Library of Congress

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Dolly Parton’s signature charity, the Imagination Library, has reached an incredible milestone. On February 27, 2018, the nonprofit donated its 100 millionth book! To mark the occasion, Dolly appeared at the Library of Congress to chat with Director Carla Hayden and hand deliver a special edition of her children’s book, Coat of Many Colors. Dolly also performed a live reading of the book for a group of preschoolers from the area, with a little bit of singing thrown in for good measure. Continue reading

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