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Miley Cyrus to Replace Iconic Statue of Dolly Parton at Sevier County Courthouse in Tenn.

Miley Cyrus Statue in Sevierville
SEVIERVILLE, TN. April 1,2013 – The iconic statue of Dolly Parton located at the Sevier County Courthouse will be replaced by a statue of Dolly’s god-daughter Miley Cyrus. A spokesman for Sevierville Statues Committee told new.visitmysmokies.com that “this is just the change that’s needed to attract the next generation of Smoky Mountain Visitors.”

Parton was bestowed the role of Miley’s “honorary” godmother due to her close friendship with Miley’s dad Billy Ray Cyrus, who opened shows for her back in 1992.

The statue will be replaced in late April, when the starlet moves from Nashville Tenn, to The Great Smoky Mountains, where she will open the Best of Both Worlds Theater on the Pigeon Forge Parkway.

Miley Cyrus was born Destiny Hope Cyrus and is the daughter of Country singer Billy Ray Cyrus and played the role of Hannah Montana on the Disney Channel series of the same name. The Dolly Parton statue was unveiled by Dolly herself in 1987.

There will be no ribbon-cutting ceremony, as this is an April Fool’s joke. Of course, Sevier county would never do this, we love our hometown girl Dolly! Our appreciation for Dolly can be seen throughout Sevierville and Sevier County, from Dolly Parton Parkway to the Leconte Womens Medical Centers, Dolly’s Imagination Library and all the wonderful attributes she has placed around our beautiful towns of Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge and Sevierville Tenn.

Read more about the iconic statue of Dolly Parton here.


  • Avatar for David Greer

    This has to be an April fools joke she can’t and never will hold a light to Dolly,,,,

    April 1, 2013 at 3:59 pm
  • Avatar for Dominic Pugliese

    Glad it’s only a joke – -she has a long way to go to match Dolly!! As it ius, I can’t understand why they don’t light up Dolly’s statue at night; after all , all she did was put the Smoky Mty. area on the map- – -it’a there and that’s about it – -if you don’t go looking for it, you’ll never find it!!

    April 1, 2013 at 4:15 pm
  • Avatar for Barbara S Deal

    I hope it is a April fools joke!!!

    April 1, 2013 at 4:23 pm
  • Avatar for Jack E Reeves

    dolly is a class act. Miley is a kid whose parents prostituted her out to Disney. No comparison. Glad this is an April Fool’s joke.

    April 1, 2013 at 5:20 pm
  • Avatar for Cathy Jackson Holloway

    Sorry, but this was not a funny April fools joke.

    April 1, 2013 at 5:20 pm
  • Avatar for Saundra Sears

    you had me fooled. I wanted to protest!!

    April 1, 2013 at 7:02 pm
  • Avatar for James

    I would NEVER come there if that was to happen NO ONE and I do mean NO ONE could ever replace Dolly

    April 1, 2013 at 10:24 pm
  • Avatar for Sandy Simms

    Lordy I was just about to give you people an earful from a West Virginia hillbilly.Dolly rocks and Miley is still a babe in diapers.

    April 1, 2013 at 11:32 pm
    • Avatar for Visit My Smokies

      Thank you for your comment. 🙂

      April 2, 2013 at 5:02 am
      • Avatar for Tamra Franklin
        Tamra Franklin

        my family wil never come back if
        this happens

        August 20, 2013 at 4:08 pm
  • Avatar for Mandy Croft

    just as well, i was very pissed that thay would even think of removeing DOLLY’S statue. Dolly has done so much foe sevierille, & the great smoky mountains. she is a icon. sorry miley has nothing on DOLLY.

    April 2, 2013 at 3:45 am
    • Avatar for Visit My Smokies

      No one thought of doing this. This was an April Fools Joke is all. 🙂

      April 2, 2013 at 5:02 am
  • Avatar for Robert Killebrew

    Not very funny ! I was going to get sick,Dolly can never be replaced in Sevier County. She has done so much for the area. She’s a very special Lady.

    April 2, 2013 at 3:56 am
  • Avatar for Carole Corralejo

    Ya got me with that one… How could Dolly EVER do such a thing-she’s the ONE!!!!

    April 2, 2013 at 4:17 am
    • Avatar for Visit My Smokies

      Thank you for your comment. This was just an April Fools Day Joke. 😉

      April 2, 2013 at 5:03 am
  • Avatar for Elizabeth Kearns
    Elizabeth Kearns

    I was about to be so pissed off. Thank god it’s a joke!!

    April 2, 2013 at 4:46 am
  • Avatar for Claudia Worthington Shephard

    I know they would never never do this to our hometown girl!!! Luv you dolly!¡ <3

    April 2, 2013 at 6:53 am
  • Avatar for thredlrbil

    OMG, I am so glad I read further. Miley is a talented young lady but cannot compete with our Dolly.

    April 2, 2013 at 10:50 am
  • Avatar for Midge Phibbs

    Thank the Lord for people with a grand sense of humor…I did protest to a friend and then read your article. Whew…

    April 2, 2013 at 11:53 am
  • Avatar for Forrest Mallard

    Had to be a joke. Dolly still attracts more visitors, I’m sure.. and why wouldn’t they just build a second freaking statue? It would have been a crazy stupid thing. 🙂

    April 2, 2013 at 12:44 pm
  • Avatar for Carolyn Parish Taylor

    April Fool’s jokes, bah humbug. I thought those folks were out of their minds.

    April 2, 2013 at 9:54 pm
  • Avatar for knoxgina

    There is no way replace Dolly, She is Smokey’s Icon!

    April 3, 2013 at 5:42 am
  • Avatar for DeAnn Weller

    Thank goodness this was just a joke! My blood pressure went up when I saw this article…

    April 4, 2013 at 8:23 am
  • Avatar for Judy Hammett
    Judy Hammett

    I hope this is a joke….Miley Cyrus is not a good example for families and the younger generation. Dolly pleasse do not have anything about Miley on your properties.

    August 16, 2013 at 8:59 pm
  • Avatar for Sheree Collins
    Sheree Collins

    NO !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! LEAVE DOLLY THERE PLEASE !!!!!!!!

    August 17, 2013 at 7:08 pm

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