Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede receives Top Job Creator Award from South Carolina Governor, Carroll Campbell
Following a shorter than expected break after the first season, Dolly opened her Dixie Stampede in Myrtle Beach for its second regular season on, February 12, 1993. Soon after, Dolly and her attraction received praise from SC Governor Carroll Campbell.
As one of South Carolina’s top new job providers, Dolly’s Dixie Stampede was given the Top Job Creator Award. The dinner show created 200 jobs when it opened in June of 1992. Plans to remain open for 10 months out of the year increased their annual employment. Before the opening of her Dixie Stampede, Dolly was quoted as saying,
“I love to entertain, but I also love to help people,”
when asked about the economic impact of opening a dinner show in Myrtle Beach.
The initial 200 jobs included musicians, singers, trick riders, stable hands, comedians, magicians and horse riders. Because of the show’s success, Dolly and her team had planned to hire even more people for Dixie Stampede's second season.