Awards & Milestones

68th Annual Christopher Awards Will Honor “Christmas Of Many Colors”

Published April 4, 2017 / Last Updated April 4, 2017
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Dolly Parton wins second straight Christopher Award with “Christmas Of Many Colors”

Dolly Parton continues to enjoy a successful music career on many levels. Her “Pure & Simple” album and tour were both resounding successes, as have been her two NBC-TV movies from the holiday seasons, 2015’s “Coat of Many Colors,” and 2016’s “Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle of Love.” Both films were resounding successes for the network, and have resulted in a series of awards.

“Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” was cited as one of the TV and Cable winners of the 68th Annual Christopher Awards. The awards also recognized “This Is Us,” the runaway hit of the season. Academy Award Nominees “Hidden Figures” and “Hacksaw Ridge” were honored. Additionally, “Gold Star Parents,” an episode of the long-running CBS news magazine staple “60 Minutes” received honors. The award ceremony is set for May 16, 2017.

The Christopher Awards win is the latest for the film, which also includes the Movieguide® Epiphany Prize for Television. It marks the second straight win for a Dolly-related project, following “Coat of Many Colors.”

Tex Ritter Award

In April of 2016, “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” received the Academy of Country Music’s Tex Ritter Award. This award honors a movie “released and/or receiving major exposure during the preceding calendar year, featuring or utilizing country music.” The award shares its name with Tex Ritter. Ritter was a film and music star from the 1930s through the 1970s.

The Celebration Continues

Currently, Dolly is producing a new dinner theatre in Pigeon Forge. The new show celebrates her family’s history and heritage rooted in the Great Smoky Mountains. Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures celebrates the real-life people who captivated television audiences.

Dolly’s experiences growing up in the mountains of East Tennessee, and her memories of celebrating the holidays with her family provided inspiration for both films. “Circle of Love” also detailed the beginning of Dolly’s desire to make it in the music business. Both projects starred Rick Schroder and Jennifer Nettles as her parents, Robert and Avie. Gerald McCraney was cast as her grandfather, Jake Owens. Winning rave reviews for her portrayal of Little Dolly in the movies was young actress Alyvia Alyn Lind.

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Dolly Parton Returns To “The Voice”

Published November 28, 2016 / Last Updated January 5, 2017
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NBC’s “The Voice” welcomes back one of it’s most popular guests, Dolly Parton on Nov. 29.

Dolly Parton will make a special guest appearance on NBC’s “The Voice” on Nov. 29 where she will perform “Circle of Love” with Jennifer Nettles from her new movie set to air the following night. Dolly and the a cappella group Pentatonix will also join Miley Cyrus in a special performance of “Jolene.”

Miley Cyrus, Dolly’s goddaughter, has enjoyed an exciting season as a coach alongside Blake Shelton, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and host Carson Daly.

Dolly Parton on the cover of "Parade" magazine Nov 27th issue

Dolly’s appearance on “The Voice” is just part of several guest spots in support of the new film. Dolly will grace the cover of the Nov 27th issue of “Parade” magazine and will have a feature in “US Weekly.” She will appear on “The REAL,” a daytime syndicated talk show on Nov. 30. Plus, viewers can catch Dolly on “Christmas In Rockefeller Center” which airs on NBC at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST, Nov. 30 just before the world premiere of “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.”

Jennifer Nettles, Ricky Schroder, Gerald McCraney and Alyvia Alyn Lind will co-star in the upcoming holiday movie “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” airing Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 9 p.m. EST/8 p.m. CST with Dolly Parton making a special guest appearance. In the two-hour movie, the Partons, a family of humble means living in the mountains of East Tennessee, face a devastating event that challenges their will. But when they experience a bewildering Christmas miracle, the Partons are drawn closer together than ever — with deepened faith and love for one another.

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Watch: Alyvia Alyn Lind Returns As Little Dolly Parton

Published November 21, 2016 / Last Updated November 21, 2016
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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

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Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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After capturing the hearts of viewers in last year’s record-breaking hit, Alyvia Alyn Lind returns as Little Dolly Parton.

From the opening scene of “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors,” Alyvia Alyn known, to her co-stars as “Ally,” grabbed the audience’s attention as she donned her “make-up” in the barn and hurried off for her Sunday performance at her Grandfather’s church. From that moment forward Alyvia shined as young Dolly Parton destined for stardom.

Alyvia returns as Little Dolly in the all-new holiday sequel “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.” She has kindly taken a few moments to share a few stories with her fans about her most memorable gift, how playing Dolly has impacted her career and her Christmas wish for everyone this holiday season.

See more cast interviews and tune in Wednesday, November 30 at 9/8c on NBC to watch Alyvia Alyn Lind as Dolly Parton in “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.”

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Watch: Ricky Schroder Returns As Robert Lee Parton

Published November 21, 2016 / Last Updated November 21, 2016
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Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

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Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Golden Globe award-winner Ricky Schroder returns as Robert Lee Parton in “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.”

Ricky Schroder delivered a moving performance in NBC’s first biographical film based on Dolly Parton’s childhood. In fact, during filming Ricky received a special note from Dolly commending him on his performance of her late father. The letter made a big impression on Ricky. He said in his interview about the first film, “I really wanted to honor who her father was and their relationship because she just adored him.”

Ricky shares his excitement about returning to the role of the Parton family patriarch and how he was somewhat apprehensive about the thought of a sequel until he read the script. Watch Ricky’s responses to the following questions he was so kind to share with his fans.

See more cast interviews and tune in Wednesday, November 30 at 9/8c on NBC to watch Ricky Schroder as Robert Lee Parton in “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.”

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Dolly Parton On NBC’s “Christmas In Rockefeller Center”

Published November 7, 2016 / Last Updated November 7, 2016
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Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Dolly Parton will perform on NBC’s annual “Christmas In Rockefeller Center” on Wednesday, Nov. 30 (8-9 p.m. EST).

Dolly Parton To Appear On NBC's "Christmas In Rockefeller Center"

NBC’s annual “Christmas In Rockefeller Center” will air on Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 8-9 p.m. followed by the world premiere of “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” at 9 p.m. EST.

“Christmas In Rockefeller Center” is a star-studded musical telecast which welcomes the holiday season. Those set to perform include Dolly Parton, Tony Bennett, Neil Diamond, Josh Groban, Tori Kelly, Sarah McLachlan, Jordan Smith, Garth Brooks & Trisha Yearwood, the Radio City Rockettes and more.

NBC’s “Today” anchors Matt Lauer, Savannah Guthrie, Al Roker and Hoda Kotb will host the broadcast from New York City’s Rockefeller Center. The event will also celebrate the lighting of the world’s most famous Christmas tree. The 84th annual tree lighting will feature a 94-foot tall, 56-foot wide Norway spruce from Oneonta, N.Y. It is approximately 90 years old, weighs approximately 14 tons, and will be decorated with more than 50,000 multi-colored LED lights.

Prior to the primetime telecast, an additional live hour of the special will be broadcast on select NBC stations (7-8 p.m. EST). Check local listings.

“Christmas In Rockefeller Center” will be followed by the world premiere of “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.” In this all-new special Dolly’s story continues in a heartwarming tale drawn straight from her inspiring childhood memories and music.

For the eighth consecutive year, “Green Is Universal” — NBCUniversal’s sustainability initiative in partnership with the Arbor Day Foundation — will kick off its annual tree-planting campaign during the “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” broadcast. This year viewers can “Share a Tree” to a national forest, by using #ShareATree or visiting GreenIsUniversal.com to create and share an animated holiday story. Each action will contribute to the Arbor Day Foundation’s tree-planting efforts, funded by a $25,000 donation from NBCUniversal.

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