Dolly Joins Reba McEntire In “Does He Love You” Remake

Published October 11, 2021 / Last Updated October 11, 2021
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Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire release “Does He Love You” duet and music video

Two of country music’s biggest female stars, Dolly Parton and Reba McEntire, have teamed up to release their first-ever duet. The long-awaited collaboration, a remake of Reba’s 1993 chart-topper “Does He Love You,” was released October 8 on Reba’s new three-disc box set, “Revived Remixed Revisited,” alongside a music video, which premiered exclusively on Facebook.

Singer Linda Davis joined Reba in the original hit recording, released in 1993, going head to head with the star in a powerhouse vocal showcase. Dolly and Reba’s version from “Revived Remixed Revisited” is a softer, more subtle interpretation, taking the song down to its basic elements and giving the two superstars the opportunity to have a conversation.

Dolly previously opened up about the collaboration during an appearance on Andy Cohen’s “Watch What Happens Live.”

“It turned out really good,” Dolly shared. “I have always wanted to sing with her and I don’t know why we never did it until now. But we really sounded good together and I think the fans are going to like it.”

Reba also shared her excitement about the duet in a recent interview with “Rolling Stone,” saying,

“Isn’t that amazing? Here we are, so far along in our careers [and] we haven’t gotten to sing together…I’ve sung for her, she’s sung for me, but we’ve never done a duet together. I was so thrilled that she said yes.”

Now Available

“Does He Love You,” featuring Dolly Parton, is available now on Reba McEntire’s three-disc box set, “Revived Remixed Revisited,” and via all digital and streaming services.

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Follow Yer Compass to Autumn Adventure at Pirates Voyage!

Published September 23, 2021 / Last Updated September 23, 2021
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Sail into an action-packed autumn at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show!

Sail into fantastic fall fun at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show! With locations in Myrtle Beach, SC, and Pigeon Forge, TN, landlubbers will thrill at the swashbuckling action and bountiful four-course feast that awaits yer crew in this amazing adventure!

Swashbuckling Fall Fun

Join the Sapphire and Crimson crews for an amazing adventure led by the most famous pirate, Blackbeard, and his quartermaster, Calico Jack. Buccaneers of all ages will be amazed by mystical mermaids, daring pirates, tropical birds and much more in this thrilling battle on land, on deck, in water and high above two full-sized pirate ships in an indoor hideaway lagoon! Daring diving dogs, salty sea lions and tropical birds join the quest. Yer crew is sure to be cheering at every thrilling moment!

Four-Course Feast

As any pirate knows, searching for treasure can work up quite an appetite! Our mouthwatering four-course feast is sure to quench your hunger with a bounty bigger than the autumn harvest.

The Four-Course Pirate Feast in Myrtle Beach begins with voyager creamy vegetable soup and buccaneer bread. The feast fit for a pirate continues with a half o’ roasted cackler (chicken), pulled barbeque pork, cob o’ buttery corn and a pirate herb-basted potato. Apple o’ me eye pie and unlimited Coca-Cola® products, tea or coffee complete the meal.

In Pigeon Forge, Me Hearties Feast begins with a buccaneer biscuit and voyager creamy vegetable soup. Then, indulge in a bountiful fare of cracklin’ pan-fried chicken, sugar-cured ham, cob o’ buttery corn and a pirate herb-basted potato. Our delicious walk the plank peach turnover completes the meal, along with unlimited Coca-Cola® products, tea or coffee to wet yer whistle!

Savory vegetarian, gluten-free, vegan and dairy-free meals are available upon request at the time of reservation.

Make Plans

No fall vacation is complete without a visit to Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show in Myrtle Beach, SC, or Pigeon Forge, TN! What are ye waiting for, matey? Visit Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show to book your tickets today!

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Tighten Your Bootstraps for Fall Family Fun at Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Published September 23, 2021 / Last Updated September 23, 2021
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Feast your way into fall at The World’s Most Visited Dinner Attraction®

Take the reins and saddle up for spectacular autumn adventure at Dolly Parton’s Stampede! With locations in Branson, MO, and Pigeon Forge, TN, there’s no better place to enjoy the sights, sounds and tastes of fall than Dolly Parton’s Stampede.

From the stirring music and thrilling horse-riding stunts to the friendly competition and mouthwatering Four-Course Feast, Dolly Parton’s Stampede is an exciting dinner experience for all ages.

Autumn Adventure

Gather ‘round the campfire and go back in time to the sights and sounds of the old west. With foot-stomping singing and dancing and state-of-the-art effects, experience a timeless adventure filled with galloping horses, free-roaming buffalo, cowboys and cowgirls.

You’ll be in awe of our 32 magnificent horses as our show takes you on a thrilling ride of epic proportions. Cheer for your team as our talented riders jump into autumn’s timeless colorful traditions with a wide variety of classic trick riding events. You can count on an exhilarating show filled with lots of friendly competition, daring stunts and phenomenal music, all while you enjoy a mouthwatering Four-Course Feast!

Savory Fall Flavors

Savor the tastes of fall as you feast on a four-course meal as big as the autumn harvest! Our Four-Course Family Feast includes our famous ​​creamy vegetable soup, a homemade buttery biscuit, a whole rotisserie chicken, hickory-smoked barbequed pork loin, buttery corn on the cob, an herb-basted potato, Stampede’s own specialty dessert and unlimited beverages including Coca-Cola® products, tea and coffee. (Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meals are available upon request.)

With incredible stunts, show-stopping music and a fabulous four-course feast, no fall vacation is complete without a visit to Dolly Parton’s Stampede in Branson, MO, or Pigeon Forge, TN!

Make Plans

Visit Dolly Parton’s Stampede to book your tickets and see why it’s the World’s Most Visited Dinner Attraction®.

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Usher in Autumn with Imagination Library

Published September 20, 2021 / Last Updated September 23, 2021
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Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Inspires a Love of Reading This Fall

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library ushers in autumn by celebrating major achievements in literacy while encouraging good reading habits with a colorful selection of fall books!

As of September 2021, Dolly’s childhood literacy program has gifted over 167 million books to children across the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, and the Republic of Ireland. As we enter into fall, the Imagination Library continues to inspire more children around the world to Dream More, Learn More, Care More and Be More!

Celebrating Significant Achievements

On International Literacy Day, September 8, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library received one of the highest literacy honors from the Library of Congress for the work it does to instill a love of reading in children. The Library of Congress awarded the Imagination Library with the $150,000 David M. Rubenstein Prize for its work in delivering more than 160 million books to children around the world. According to a release from the Library of Congress,

“Since 2014 when the Imagination Library received ‘best practice’ recognition from the Library of Congress Literacy Awards, the Dollywood Foundation has strategically positioned the Imagination Library for aggressive growth…Although mailing the books to each child’s home is only one aspect of Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, it is a remarkable feat that helps improve literacy on an international scale and creates special moments for children and families.”

Another recent achievement of the Imagination Library was its recognition as the 2021 Friend of Education by the National Association of State Boards of Education. This national award is given annually to an individual or organization whose contributions to preK-12 education are significant and enduring. Robert Hull, NASBE president and CEO said,

“The Imagination Library exemplifies what NASBE values: equity and excellence in the education of all children. The Imagination Library has inspired the love of reading in our youngest children, making it possible for children in all circumstances to thrive in school and support lifelong learning.”

Fall in Love With Reading

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is dedicated to inspiring a love of reading and learning by gifting books, free of charge to families, through funding shared by Dolly and local community partnerships. Fall is a wonderful time of the year to cozy up with your child and read a good book together! Here are a few of the specially-selected, age-appropriate books going out to registered children this fall.

 

You Choose Fairy TalesYou Choose Fairy Tales

Children can choose what’s happening next in this imaginative adventure! “You Choose Fairy Tales” by Pippa Goodhart and Nick Sharratt inspires children to use their imagination to make up a story of their own.

 

 

Corduroy Takes a BowCorduroy Takes A Bow

Using her own experiences as a Tony Award-winning Broadway actress, Viola Davis writes the story of Corduroy and Lisa’s first trip to the theatre in “Corduroy Takes a Bow.”

 

 

The Golden GlowThe Golden Glow

Fox embarks on a quest to find a rare and mysterious plant in “The Golden Glow,” a perfect book for nature lovers, written and illustrated by Benjamin Flouw.

 

 

New to the Imagination Library?

Check availability in your area to register a child, sign up to receive a notification when the Imagination Library becomes available to you or learn more about how to Start A Program in your area.

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Fall for the Sights, Sounds and Smells at Dollywood

Published September 15, 2021 / Last Updated September 23, 2021
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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Dollywood’s Harvest Festival Celebrates the Beauty of the Smokies

If you’re looking to immerse yourself in the splendor of a Smoky Mountain autumn, there’s plenty of fall fun, flavorful food and thrilling music right around the corner at Dollywood’s annual Harvest Festival presented by Humana (Sept. 24-Oct. 30). The annual guest-favorite event, which includes the family-friendly Great Pumpkin LumiNights presented by Covenant Health, has quickly become a cherished experience for park goers and a long-standing family tradition for many.

Celebrate the Splendor of Autumn

Dollywood’s Harvest Festival greets guests with the surrounding mountainsides draped in vibrant colors as fall descends upon the Great Smoky Mountains. Dollywood’s landscape and fresh décor accent the autumn atmosphere and bring the beauty right into the park, making a stunning backdrop for families to create their picture-perfect pumpkin photo ops to share with friends!

Great Pumpkin LumiNights, one of the nation’s premier family-friendly harvest time events, provides bushels of memories for guests, thanks to thousands of glowing carved pumpkins throughout Dollywood. This event is certainly the cream of the crop for those with small children or anyone looking for a fun experience. Families can bask in the glow as they wander through displays in Dollywood’s Timber Canyon, Wilderness Pass and upper Craftsman’s Valley areas. Beyond the impressive displays, guests can find a number of exciting activities to create thrilling memories together. Dolly shared,

“Fall is a special time of year in the Smoky Mountains, because God’s handiwork is on full display for everyone to enjoy when they come to visit. It’s also the time when the heat of the summer fades and the crisp, cool evenings make it just right to enjoy the fresh mountain air. Some of my most treasured family memories took place during the fall, and I want our guests to make their own wonderful memories while they are here. Our team works so hard to bring the mountains right into the middle of the park with all those great decorations and experiences. You really are surrounded by the colors of fall the whole time you are here. It’s no wonder we won this year’s Golden Ticket award for Most Beautiful Theme Park in the whole world; no other park in the world is built right in the middle of the Smokies!”

Experience the Sounds of the Smokies

No festival at Dollywood is complete without award-winning entertainment, and the Harvest Festival certainly delivers. With artists representing genres from Southern Gospel and Bluegrass to Classic Country and Americana, there is something to satisfy every musical taste. Performances take place on indoor and outdoor stages throughout the park, allowing the engaging sounds to echo through the surrounding hillsides. Even more artists can be found roaming the park, literally taking the music to the streets!

Among the festival headliners are CeCe Winans (Oct. 9), Pam Tillis (Sept. 29), Jimmy Fortune (Oct. 2), Shenandoah (Oct. 20-21), Karen Peck and New River (Oct. 3), Doyle Lawson & Quicksilver (Oct. 4), Taylor Red (Sept. 24), Rhonda Vincent and the Rage (Oct. 14-15), Janelle Arthur (Sept. 26) and the Lee University Singers (Oct. 17). Additionally, the new Night Time at the Back Porch offers some of the best up-and-coming performers from the Southeast an opportunity to share their talents during the park’s evening hours.

“Dollywood is one of our all-time favorite places to play and has been for years,” Gospel Hall of Fame member Karen Peck said. “We love how nice everyone is at the theaters and the awesome family-friendly feeling we get when we perform at Dollywood. Sometimes, it’s like church breaks out at our concerts!”

Indulge in the Aromas of Autumn

Dollywood’s culinary team has created a smorgasbord of creations to take advantage of the bountiful supply of crops provided by the Smoky Mountain harvest. The smells of smoked bratwurst, turkey legs or chicken and andouille sausage gumbo pair nicely with the fresh tastes of sweet potato poutine, spiced pumpkin bisque and BUSH’S three bean pumpkin chili.

For sweet treats, the ever-popular pumpkin spice is in full supply, with items ranging from pumpkin spice churros with pumpkin fluff to pumpkin spice salted caramel mocha iced coffee. Items like the maple pecan and bacon funnel cake, hot apple cider and the apple pie milkshake are perfect to carry and enjoy while admiring the beauty of Dollywood in the fall.

Plan Your Visit

With so many opportunities for creating vibrant new family traditions, Dollywood’s Harvest Festival is a must-see experience this season. Visit Dollywood.com or download the Dollywood app to plan your visit this fall!

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