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Dolly Parton Sustains Minor Injuries in Nashville Car Accident

Guy playing guitarOn the morning of October 21, at 11:41a.m., Dolly Parton was involved in a two-vehicle car accident in Nashville. She was riding in the front passenger seat of a Nissan Xterra that was struck at an intersection.

WBIR News reported that both Parton and the driver of the Xterra were transported to Vanderbilt University Medical Center for treatment. Fortunately, police reported that no serious injuries occurred in the Monday morning accident.

Dolly Parton tweeted about her accident, saying: “I was in a fender bender this morning here in Nashville, but I am all good… Just a little tired and sore. Resting at home now!”

Fans of the Smoky Mountain icon immediately began offering their support. Thankfully, Dolly Parton is doing well and will be back on her feet soon! To leave your support for Dolly Parton, you can do so in the comments below.

Recently, Dolly Parton was in Pigeon Forge to announce a few big changes that were headed to her hometown. Plans are still in motion to create a $300 million resort as well as the nation’s first dual-launch roller coaster. The 300-room DreamMore Resort is set to open in the summer of 2015 while the FireChaser Express roller coaster is set to open to visitors in spring 2014. The expansion will create over 2,000 jobs in Pigeon Forge.

For the most up to date information about the Smoky Mountain area, make sure to take a look at Visit My Smokies’ Facebook page. There, you can get the latest news about Smoky Mountain events, restaurants and attractions.


  • Avatar for Sandra R Whitt
    Sandra R Whitt

    Best wishes for a good rest and speedy recovery. Please take care of yourself. I will eventually manage to see you in Dollywood. Have been trying for years, and am never there when you are. Love all your music and movies!

    October 21, 2013 at 6:43 pm
  • Avatar for Amy Hughes
    Amy Hughes

    Dolly, get better quick. My family will be praying for you. We love you! Try to rest. I know that’s hard for you, but take care of yourself.

    October 21, 2013 at 6:51 pm
  • Avatar for Dawn Long
    Dawn Long

    I am so glad that you are ok Dolly.. This world would not be the same with out you!! You had plenty of angels looking out after you, just because you are that special of a person!!! Get rested up, take your time and be careful. We love you!!! I love what you stand for, what you believe in and your songs!!!!

    October 21, 2013 at 6:53 pm
  • Avatar for visitorsView

    So happy you are OK. Be carefull out there, don’t want to lose you. There is still a lot of music that is waiting to be released in you. Get some good rest and stay OFF your feet for a few days. Let the huby take care of you for awhile. Love ya always, Dolly, take care. Please take care of yourself.

    October 21, 2013 at 6:54 pm
  • Avatar for Sherry Rollins
    Sherry Rollins

    I’m so glad your doing alright and I hope you have a speedy recovery. God Bless!!!

    October 21, 2013 at 6:58 pm
  • Avatar for Beth

    How is the person that was in the other car?

    October 21, 2013 at 7:12 pm
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    Angela Jacobs


    October 21, 2013 at 7:18 pm
  • Avatar for tammy puckett
    tammy puckett

    love you Dolly, feel better soon!

    October 21, 2013 at 7:20 pm
  • Avatar for Allen Haywood
    Allen Haywood

    Glad your safe Dolly hope you feel better soon

    October 21, 2013 at 8:03 pm
  • Avatar for kathy wilker
    kathy wilker

    Many prayers are going out for you
    Ms.Dolly, we are praying restoration and recovery to you and the other person in the vehicle.God Bless..
    Kathy Wilker Muncie,In

    October 21, 2013 at 8:06 pm
  • Avatar for Charlene Kolera
    Charlene Kolera

    Glad your safe Dolly hope you feel better soon. We love you! Try to rest.

    October 21, 2013 at 8:37 pm
  • Avatar for Carolyn

    Dolly, I hope you are feeling better! Sure glad the accident wasn’t any more serious! I am your biggest fan and have been since I watched you on the Cas Waker Show. We are about the same age. Course I look a lot older than you do! lol
    Get well Soon! Love your music!!
    Carolyn Mason

    October 21, 2013 at 8:54 pm
  • Avatar for Nichole

    So glad you are ok Dolly and your back at home resting!!!Hope the other driver is ok also, take care and will see you at Dollywood like we do about every year!!!and like you say “I will always love you”

    October 21, 2013 at 9:20 pm
  • Avatar for Melissa Jo Martin
    Melissa Jo Martin

    I’m so happy to read this and know that you’ll be alright after some rest. You are such a light in the world! <3

    October 21, 2013 at 9:22 pm
  • Avatar for Carolyn Amerson
    Carolyn Amerson

    So thankful you are ok. Prayers going up for a speedy recovery!!! In Jesus Name.

    October 21, 2013 at 9:23 pm
  • Avatar for Merle Haggard
    Merle Haggard

    Praying and wishing you a very speedy recovery, glad it was not any worse. My husband and I were married in Pigeon Ford, but went to be with Lord 6/12 very unexpected. We always hoped we would get to see u in person. We got to meet the other Merle Haggard, I even used his song Cabin On The Hill in His service. I really am glad u were not hurt bad. We got married in Pigeon Forge. Still hope I see you in person one day.

    October 21, 2013 at 9:35 pm
  • Avatar for Trina Jones
    Trina Jones

    Glad your safe and will be praying for you. Thanks you for being an awesome person inside and out. Hope to see you on the road!

    October 21, 2013 at 10:07 pm
  • Avatar for AUDREY DISHON

    get well soon and best wishes for a speedy recovery please take care of your self . and I hope to see you sometime on stage again . ilove you and god bless you .

    October 21, 2013 at 10:08 pm
  • Avatar for Kat Parker
    Kat Parker

    Oh Goodness! I am so thankful it wasn’t more serious! I have never been lucky enough to see you in Pigeon Forge, but I’m still dreaming. I’m praying for a speedy recovery. I really love listening to your music & watching your movies!!! Love you Miss Dolly, take care & may God bless!!!!!!!!!

    October 21, 2013 at 10:31 pm
  • Avatar for Janet Tripp Clendenon
    Janet Tripp Clendenon

    Glad you’re ok! I watched you on Queen Latiffa today! You’re a super singer/artist!! Lost my mom at 12, she had me a shawl made before she died so your coat of many colors reminds me of her!

    October 21, 2013 at 11:47 pm
  • Avatar for Deborah Rosser
    Deborah Rosser

    Dolly i am so glad you are ok!!!! Thanks so much for making it such much fun to come to the Smokies!! We love coming up and going to Dollywood!! Cannot count how many times we have been there!!! Take care!! Love You!

    October 22, 2013 at 12:24 am
  • Avatar for Denise Chaffins
    Denise Chaffins

    got soo scared when i first saw about the accident. I’m soo glad & thankful 2 GOd that u weren’t seriously injured. praying 4 ya Dolly & hoping ur up & about real soon. Love ya & God Bless!!

    October 22, 2013 at 1:13 am
  • Avatar for jimmy smith
    jimmy smith

    Dolly take care of ur self i used to.work for u at dollywood and me and my little boy brayden and my wife melissa loves ya.. and hang in there u be back going soon ….thank u for all the fun in the smokys…. evertime we go….

    October 22, 2013 at 1:57 am
  • Avatar for Joni F
    Joni F

    I hope you get better soon,,i love your Dollywood park,i wished I could have seen you in person when I was there,,i love all your music,i love you dolly

    October 22, 2013 at 10:31 am
  • Avatar for Sonja Wages Delatte
    Sonja Wages Delatte

    Glad you’re ok! Hoping for a speedy recovery. We will be in Sevierville on October 27. Love you and Tennessee!

    October 22, 2013 at 10:51 am
  • Avatar for Diana Blakley
    Diana Blakley

    Best wihes for u to get a speedy recover I hope u get better real soon God Bless u and prayers for u to get better I love to hear u sing and watch the shows u are in .

    October 22, 2013 at 11:48 am
  • Avatar for Joanne Elliott
    Joanne Elliott

    Hi Beautiful Dolly,
    You are an inspiration to my husband and I. You give to others that are less fortunate, an you are so proud of where you were born and raised, always doing something to give back to the area.
    Prayers for you and the other person in the accident. Best Wishes for a speedy recovery to you, and hope to see you back performing real son.

    October 25, 2013 at 6:19 pm
  • Avatar for Joanne Elliott
    Joanne Elliott

    Hi Beautiful Dolly
    You are an inspiration to my husband, Michael, and I. You always give to less fortunate people, different charities, and you are so proud of where you were born and raised, always giving back to the area.
    Prayers to you and the other person in the accident for a speedy recovery.

    October 25, 2013 at 6:44 pm
  • Avatar for Mara C Trumbo
    Mara C Trumbo

    Get well soon Dolly. Sending you a proposal for children charity art workshops in DollyWood. Please visit my on-line gallery on http://www.picturetrail.com/maratrumbo
    Art Expressions Studio, Rugby TN

    October 25, 2013 at 7:47 pm
  • Avatar for Sue Sharp
    Sue Sharp

    Thoughts and prayers for a speedy recovery!!!!

    October 25, 2013 at 8:15 pm
  • Avatar for sandra Bratcher
    sandra Bratcher

    Dolly, I live in Knoxville and love the park, and almost took jobs at Dollywood. Since then we have incurred health problems and do not get to the park very often like we use to. You now how much we all adore you. My Husband and I wish you the very best and thank you for all you have done for the community. Get well soon.
    Sandy Bratcher

    October 25, 2013 at 10:50 pm
  • Avatar for Windy Smith
    Windy Smith

    Wishing you a quick recovery!!!

    October 25, 2013 at 11:00 pm
  • Avatar for granniangel

    Prayers for a speedy recovery from you accident. So glad you and the others were not hurt any worse. You are a special person and God has blessed you with a very charitable heart. I have learned so much about you in the last 3 years I have been living in Seymour,TN. I always loved you as a country singer. I now know you as so much more. I look forward to your next appearence at DollyWood. I would love if had the opportunity to give you a real hug. But here is one for now ( HUG ) Stay safe. AngelGranni

    October 27, 2013 at 3:12 pm

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