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Dolly Parton Releases Brand New Song On Her Birthday

Published January 25, 2023 / Last Updated January 26, 2023

Dolly Parton celebrated her 77th birthday with the release of “Don’t Make Me Have to Come Down There”

Country music icon Dolly Parton celebrated her birthday with the release of a brand new song that came to her in a dream. Parton said the song, “Don’t Make Me Have to Come Down There,” was spoken to her by God from a mountaintop.

Dolly makes no secret about the importance of her faith in God. She was raised going to church every Sunday where her grandfather, Reverend Jake Owens, was the pastor, and she has held tightly to her beliefs throughout her life. She felt her 77th birthday was the perfect time to release a song that means so much to her and hopes that it will have a positive impact on listeners. She shared,

“I got up, I started writing this song, and over a period of weeks and months I finished it as things would come to me, and I just felt like I should drop it on my birthday. So, I hope you enjoy it.”

Now Available to Stream

In true Dolly fashion, the beloved star said instead of receiving gifts on her birthday, she wanted to give this gift in song. “Don’t Make Me Have to Come Down There” is available worldwide on all streaming platforms.

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Dolly Parton Expands Lineup of Her Popular Duncan Hines Baking Mixes

Published January 17, 2023 / Last Updated January 19, 2023

Sign up for early access to limited-edition, online baking kit to get all new products from Dolly’s Duncan Hines product line.

Following the success of its 2022 launch of Dolly Parton’s cake mixes and frostings, Duncan Hines, a brand of Conagra Brands, Inc., is launching four more baking mixes as part of the brand’s multi-year partnership with Dolly. The new products include a cornbread mix, biscuit mix and two brownie mixes inspired by some of Dolly’s favorite family recipes.

@dollyparton I’m so excited to launch my new @Duncan Hines ♬ original sound – Dolly Parton

“I knew Duncan Hines and I were bringing something special to the baking aisle when we launched our partnership last year, and I’ve been thrilled by the response,” Dolly said. “I’m really excited to launch more baking mixes steeped in my Southern roots, like cornbread and biscuits. I think folks are really going to like them and hope they’ll bake up some special memories with family and friends.”

Beginning in early 2023, the new Duncan Hines Dolly Parton’s baking mixes can be found in the baking section of grocery stores and mass retailers, with a suggested retail price of $3.49 for the brownies and $3.29 for the biscuits and cornbread.

The new products will hit store shelves nationwide starting this January, but early access to all new baking mixes will be made available as part of Duncan Hines’ limited-edition Dolly Parton’s Baking Collection, beginning February 8 on shop.duncanhines.com, while supplies last. Members of the online Duncan Hines Baking community will also have a chance for early presale access beginning on February 1st . Individuals can join the Duncan Hines Baking community at duncanhines.com.

Limited-Edition Dolly Parton’s Baking Collection

In addition to the mixes, the kit also includes a Dolly-inspired collectible tea towel, spatula and recipe cards, available exclusively in the kit. Dolly Parton’s Baking Collection can be purchased while supplies last for $40.00 (plus shipping and handling). The kit includes:

  • Dolly Parton’s Buttermilk Biscuit Mix
  • Dolly Parton’s Sweet Cornbread & Muffin Mix
  • Dolly Parton’s Fabulously Fudgy Brownie Mix
  • Dolly Parton’s Caramel Turtle Brownie Mix
  • Collectible “What Would Dolly Do?” tea towel & spatula
  • Collectible recipe cards for some of Dolly’s favorite recipes (all featured on pack as well):
    • Cheddar Chive Biscuits
    • Jalapeno Cornbread
    • Pecan Brownies
    • Peanut Butter Brownie Skillet Sundae

“With Dolly’s partnership and incredible star power behind us, Duncan Hines and IMG launched one of the most successful new innovations in baking in 2022,” said Audrey Ingersoll, Vice President of Sweet Treats at Conagra Brands. “We could not be more excited to continue to evolve this important partnership with the launch of four more baking mixes.”

Visit duncanhines.com to learn more about the full line-up of Dolly Parton baking mixes and frostings, which also includes Dolly Parton’s Southern Style Coconut Flavored Cake Mix, Banana Flavored Cake Mix, Creamy Buttercream Frosting and Creamy Chocolate Buttercream Frosting. To stay up-to-date on the latest news from Duncan Hines, follow along on TikTok, Instagram, Facebook and ReadySetEat.com.

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Dollywood Entertainment Auditions Announced for 2023 Season

Published January 10, 2023 / Last Updated January 17, 2023

Dollywood Announces Audition Schedule for 2023 Theme Park Entertainment Offerings

Dollywood is gearing up for the upcoming season – which begins on Saturday, March 11 — by casting entertainers ready to find their place in the spotlight.

Members of Dollywood’s entertainment team are looking to cast singers, dancers who sing, improvisational actors, costumed characters and musicians who sing. Performers must be at least 18 years old. Available roles for the 2023 season include full-time positions, as well as seasonal — summer and Christmas – opportunities.

Plan Your Audition

Auditions take place at Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, on Saturday, January 21 and Sunday, January 22, as well as at the Chapman Cultural Center in Spartanburg, South Carolina, on Saturday, January 28. Call backs will occur on the same day as the audition. Interested individuals should visit dollywood.com/jobs/auditions/schedule to register for the audition they choose to attend. The Dollywood entertainment team will respond with a confirmation email which includes an audition time slot for the selected audition date.

Singers, improvisational actors and costumed characters should prepare a verse and chorus of two songs in their preferred style, and should bring clearly marked sheet music in the correct key. For improvisational actors and costumed characters, one selection should be comedic in nature. A piano accompanist will be provided, or auditionees may accompany themselves on guitar or any other hand-held instrument. All auditionees should bring a resume and headshot. Some auditionees may be called back for an additional movement or vocal audition.

Additional details and audition requirements can be found at Dollywood.com/jobs/auditions. Any additional questions may be directed to auditions@dollywood.com.

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Dolly Parton and Cheat Codes Release New Song Collaboration, “Bets on Us”

Published January 8, 2023 / Last Updated January 31, 2023

Listen to “Bets on Us,” Dolly’s new single with acclaimed DJ Trio Cheat Codes, now available to stream.

Dolly Parton collaborated with multi-platinum, global hit-making trio Cheat Codes for a new single, “Bets On Us.” The song, from the album One Night in Nashville, was released on January 6. Dolly shared,

“I love how ‘Bets on Us’ turned out with Cheat Codes. When I heard this song, I felt like I could contribute something special.”

For their highly anticipated country album, the acclaimed DJ trio is elated to have a song with Dolly. Matthew Russell of the trio said,

“Having Dolly on this album is so surreal and a full circle moment for me personally. As someone who grew up in the Midwest, my family and I would go to her (Stampede) event in the Great Smoky Mountains. Her larger than life photos were everywhere and now having a song with one of the biggest music legends of all time, and especially in the country space, is incredible.”

Dolly Bets on Another Dance Hit

“Bets on Us” is not Dolly’s first time working with DJs who are in the Dance/ EDM space. Dolly’s previous forays into the EDM/Dance world have all been successful. Her track record of club hits includes 2021’s “Jolene (Destructo Remix),” 2019’s #1 Gold-certified hit “Faith” featuring Galantis & Mr. Probz, 1997’s top 5 “Peace Train” remix, 1983’s extended play of her hit single “Potential New Boyfriend,” and the disco-charged 1978 double-sided long-play picture disc of “Baby I’m Burnin/I Wanna Fall In Love.”

One Night in Nashville is an entirely new endeavor for the genre-bending trio, which has put out many records in the electronic dance, pop and alt rock genres. In addition to the collaboration with Dolly, the album features singles with an eclectic mix of artists and songwriters, including the current Top 40 radio hit “I Remember” featuring Russell Dickerson, “One Night Left” with MacKenzie Porter, “Lose You” featuring Jimmie Allen, “How Do You Love” featuring Lee Brice & Lindsay Ell and “Never Love You Again” featuring Little Big Town & Bryn Christopher.

“Bets on Us” – Now Available to Stream

Dolly’s new single, “Bets on Us” with DJ trio Cheat Codes is now available to stream, from the album One Night in Nashville, available on all streaming platforms.

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Dolly Parton to Publish New Children’s Book About a Little Dog With Big Dreams

Published December 7, 2022 / Last Updated December 8, 2022

Penguin Young Readers to publish Dolly Parton’s Billy the Kid Makes it Big, illustrated by MacKenzie Haley, on April 25, 2023

Dolly Parton will publish a new picture book about her god-dog, Billy the Kid, releasing on April 25, 2023 with Penguin Workshop, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers. Aimed at readers ages 4-7, Dolly Parton’s Billy the Kid Makes it Big features illustrations by MacKenzie Haley and tells the story of Billy the Kid, a dog who loves barking to the beat of country music and sets out to make it big as a country music star in Nashville. But when he encounters some bullies at the Battle of the Bow-wows, he must call on his favorite songs, and the help of some new friends, to regain his self-confidence and be the star he always knew he could be.

“I am so proud to bring this book and the message it conveys to life,” Dolly shared. “Years back I wrote a song ‘Makin’ Fun Ain’t Funny’ for my children’s album, ‘I Believe In You.’ I wanted kids to understand how harmful bullying can be to someone. When I launched the Doggy Parton line of pet products earlier this year, my god-dog Billy got to be the star of the show. Since he’s a big star now, I knew a story with him at the center could help drive home important messages in a unique way. I hope this is the first of many books with Billy.”

To bring Billy’s story to life, Dolly teamed up with Mackenzie Haley, an illustrator from Louisville, Kentucky, whose books include The Ninja Club Sleepover, Pegasisters Go to Camp, and Snitchy Witch, among others. Dolly’s previous children’s books include Coat Of Many Colors and I Am A Rainbow.

Penguin Workshop president Francesco Sedita said,

“Working with Dolly is a true delight, and we’re so happy to adopt her god-dog, Billy the Kid, into the Penguin Workshop family!  This story is going to bring joy (and a little bit of country) to so many.”

Now Available for Preorder

Dolly Parton’s Billy the Kid Makes it Big, illustrated by MacKenzie Haley, is set for release on April 25, 2023 and is now available for preorder.

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