Dolly Parton Sustains Minor Injuries in Nashville Car Accident

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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.

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34 thoughts on “Dolly Parton Sustains Minor Injuries in Nashville Car Accident

  1. Sandra R Whitt says:

    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!
    Sandra

  2. Amy Hughes says:

    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.

  3. Dawn Long says:

    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!!!!

  4. visitorsView says:

    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.

    • Emily Arnwine says:

      Beth,
      It has been reported that the person in the other car was taken to Centennial Medical Center. Police have reported that none of the injuries were serious.

  5. kathy wilker says:

    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

  6. Carolyn says:

    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

  7. Nichole says:

    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”

  8. Melissa Jo Martin says:

    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

  9. Merle Haggard says:

    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.

  10. Trina Jones says:

    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!

  11. AUDREY DISHON says:

    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 .

  12. Kat Parker says:

    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!!!!!!!!!

  13. Janet Tripp Clendenon says:

    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!

  14. Deborah Rosser says:

    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!

  15. Denise Chaffins says:

    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!!

  16. jimmy smith says:

    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….

  17. Joni F says:

    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

  18. Sonja Wages Delatte says:

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

  19. Diana Blakley says:

    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 .

  20. Joanne Elliott says:

    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.

  21. Joanne Elliott says:

    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.

  22. sandra Bratcher says:

    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

  23. granniangel says:

    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

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