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Dolly Parton Premieres “World On Fire” During the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards

Published May 12, 2023 / Last Updated May 12, 2023

Dolly Parton closed the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards with a premiere performance of “World On Fire” from her upcoming album Rockstar.

Dolly Parton joined Garth Brooks to co-host the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards, which streamed live on Prime Video May 11, 2023, from the Ford Center in Frisco, TX. Closing out the show, Dolly gave everyone a sneak peek of her highly-anticipated Rock album Rockstar, with a premiere performance of the lead track from the album, “World On Fire.”

Official “World On Fire” Lyrics

Liar, liar the world’s on fire
Whatcha gonna do when it all burns down
Fire, fire burning higher
Still got time to turn it all around

Now I ain’t one for speaking out much
But that don’t mean I don’t stay in touch
Everybody’s trippin’ over this or that
What we gonna do when we all fall flat

Liar, liar the world’s on fire
What we gonna do when it all burns down

I don’t know what to think about us
When did we lose in God we trust
God Almighty, what we gonna do
If God ain’t listenin’ and we’re deaf too

Liar, liar the world’s on fire
Whatcha gonna do when it all burns down
Fire, fire burning higher
Still got time to turn it all around

Don’t get me started on politics
Now how are we to live in a world like this
Greedy politicians, present and past
They wouldn’t know the truth if it bit ‘em in the ass
Now tell me what is truth
Have we all lost sight

Of common decency
Of the wrong and right
How do we heal this great divide
Do we care enough to try

Liar, liar the world’s on fire
What we gonna do when it all burns down

Billy got a gun, Joey got a knife
Janey got a sign to carry in the fight
Marching in the streets with sticks and stones
Don’t you ever believe words don’t break bones

Oh, can we rise above
Can’t we show some love
Do we just give up
Or make a change

We know all too well
We’ve all been through hell
Time to break the spell
In heaven’s name

Liar, liar the world’s on fire
Whatcha gonna do when it all burns down
Fire, fire burning higher
Still got time to turn it all around

Liar, liar the world’s on fire
Whatcha gonna do when it all burns down
Fire, fire burning higher
Still got time to turn it all around

(Liar, liar, the world’s on fire
Whatcha gonna do when it all burns down
Liar, liar, the world’s on fire
Whatcha gonna do when it all burns down)

Show some love
(Liar, liar, the world’s on fire,
Still got time to turn it all around)

Let’s rise above
(Liar, liar, the world’s on fire
Whatcha gonna do when it all burns down)

Let’s make a stand
(Liar, liar, the world’s on fire
Whatcha gonna do when it all burns down)

Let’s lend a hand
(Liar, liar, the world’s on fire
Still got time to turn it all around)

Let’s heal the hurt
(Liar, Liar, the world’s on fire
Whatcha gonna do when it all burns down)

Let kindness work
(Liar, liar, the world’s on fire
Whatcha gonna do when it all burns down)

Let’s be a friend
(Liar, liar, the world’s on fire
Whatcha gonna do when it all burns down)

Let hatred end
(Liar, liar, the world’s on fire
Whatcha gonna do)

Liar, liar, the world’s on fire
Whatcha gonna do when it all burns down
Liar, liar, the world’s on fire
Whatcha gonna do when it all burns down

Pre-Order Rockstar, Available November 17

Dolly joined forces with some of Rock music’s most legendary artists, along with today’s biggest stars, for her first-ever Rock album, Rockstar. Inspired by her 2022 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Dolly teamed up with an all-star roster of musicians for the 30-song collection, which includes 9 original tracks and 21 iconic rock anthems. Releasing November 17, 2023, Rockstar is now available for pre-order and will be available as a 4 LP set, 2 CD set, digital download and on all streaming services.

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Dolly Parton’s First-Ever Rock Album “Rockstar” Set for Global Release November 17

Published May 9, 2023 / Last Updated May 12, 2023

Dolly Parton reveals track list for upcoming Rock album Rockstar, now available for pre-order.

Dolly Parton has joined forces with some of Rock music’s most legendary artists along with today’s biggest stars for her first-ever Rock album, Rockstar. Inspired by her 2022 induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Dolly teamed up with an all-star roster of musicians for the 30-song collection which includes 9 original tracks and 21 iconic Rock anthems. Rockstar is set for global release on November 17 via Butterfly Records with distribution by Big Machine Label Group and will be available as a 4 LP set, a 2 CD set, digital download and on all streaming services.

“I’m so excited to finally present my first Rock and Roll album Rockstar!” Dolly shared. “I am very honored and privileged to have worked with some of the greatest iconic singers and musicians of all time and to be able to sing all the iconic songs throughout the album was a joy beyond measure. I hope everybody enjoys the album as much as I’ve enjoyed putting it together!”

Lead Original Track Off Rockstar “World On Fire” Available May 11

The lead track off Rockstar is the timely original “World On Fire,” and is available this Thursday, May 11, to coincide with the world premiere performance of the song at the ACM Awards.

“This is a song I felt very inspired to write,” Dolly said. “I think it speaks about everything and to everyone this day and time. I hope it is something that will touch you and maybe touch enough people to want to make a change for the better.”

Coming up this week, Dolly joins Garth Brooks as they host the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards, streaming around the world LIVE on Prime Video May 11 at 7PM CT from The Ford Center in Frisco, TX.

Dolly Parton merchandise will also be available during ACM Awards Week on Tuesday, May 9 through Sunday, May 14 at The Star in Frisco, Texas, as well as Wednesday, May 10 via a merchandise trailer on The Star complex and on Thursday, May 11 inside The Ford Center during the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards. Dolly! All Access will bring her brand partners together for a custom, curated shopping experience.

Rockstar Track Listing

1. Rockstar (special guest Richie Sambora)
2. World On Fire
3. Every Breath You Take (feat. Sting)
4. Open Arms (feat. Steve Perry)
5. Magic Man (feat. Ann Wilson with special guest Howard Leese)
6. Long As I Can See The Light (feat. John Fogerty)
7. Either Or (feat. Kid Rock)
8. I Want You Back (feat. Steven Tyler with special guest Warren Haynes)
9. What Has Rock And Roll Ever Done For You (feat. Stevie Nicks with special guest Waddy Wachtel)
10. Purple Rain
11. Baby, I Love Your Way (feat. Peter Frampton)
12. I Hate Myself For Loving You (feat. Joan Jett & The Blackhearts)
13. Night Moves (feat. Chris Stapleton)
14. Wrecking Ball (feat. Miley Cyrus)
15. (I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction (feat. P!nk & Brandi Carlile)
16. Keep On Loving You (feat. Kevin Cronin)
17. Heart Of Glass (feat. Debbie Harry)
18. Don’t Let The Sun Go Down On Me (feat. Elton John)
19. Tried To Rock And Roll Me (feat. Melissa Etheridge)
20. Stairway To Heaven (feat. Lizzo & Sasha Flute)
21. We Are The Champions
22. Bygones (feat. Rob Halford with special guests Nikki Sixx & John 5)
23. My Blue Tears (feat. Simon Le Bon)
24. What’s Up? (feat. Linda Perry)
25. You’re No Good (feat. Emmylou Harris & Sheryl Crow)
26. Heartbreaker (feat. Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo)
27. Bittersweet (feat. Michael McDonald)
28. I Dreamed About Elvis (feat. Ronnie McDowell with special guest The Jordanaires)
29. Let It Be (feat. Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr with special guests Peter Frampton & Mick Fleetwood)
30. Free Bird (feat. Ronnie Van Zant with special guests Gary Rossington, Artimus Pyle and The Artimus Pyle Band)

Rockstar Now Available For Pre-Order

Dolly’s highly anticipated Rock album Rockstar is set for global release on November 17 and is now available for pre-order on digital, CD and Vinyl. The lead original track from the album, “World On Fire,” will be available May 11 and is now available to pre-save on all streaming services.

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Dolly Parton Joins Slash in Chris Janson’s Latest Song “21 Forever”

Published May 9, 2023 / Last Updated May 9, 2023

Listen to “21 Forever,” Chris Janson’s new song featuring Dolly Parton and Slash.

Dolly Parton and fellow Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame member, Slash, have teamed up with multi-platinum singer-songwriter Chris Janson for his latest focus track, “21 Forever.” The soaring track, written by Janson, Tommy Cecil and Tom Douglas, speaks on that transitional time in life when you’ve grown out of the youthful partying and start embracing life in a whole new way – realizing that you “can’t be 21 forever” and understanding the beauty of growing up.

“I’m so thrilled to announce that two Global Icons have joined me in song for my absolute biggest collaboration to date,” Chris said. “Dolly and Slash, it doesn’t get any BIGGER than that. I’m incredibly humbled and grateful for these two. Hope you all enjoy ‘21 Forever.’”

 

Stay tuned for more from Chris Janson as he prepares the release of his latest album via Big Machine Label Group/Harpeth 60 Records, due out early this summer. The lead track off the upcoming album, “All I Need Is You,” is currently impacting Country radio and is leaping up the charts.

“21 Forever” – Now Available to Stream

Dolly’s collaboration with Slash and Chris Janson, “21 Forever,” is now available to stream, from the album The Outlaw Side of Me, available June 16.

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Dolly! All Access Pop-Up Store to Launch During ACM Week at The Star in Frisco, Texas

Published April 28, 2023 / Last Updated April 28, 2023

Dolly Parton Brings Her Brand Partners Together for Curated Shopping Experience During ACM Week

Dolly Parton announces an exclusive, limited-run pop-up store, Dolly! All Access, during ACM Awards Week (May 9-14, 2023) at The Star in Frisco, Texas. For the first time, Dolly is bringing her brand partners together for a custom, curated shopping experience. Dolly joins Garth Brooks as they host the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards streaming around the world LIVE on Prime Video May 11th at 7pm CT from The Ford Center in Frisco, TX.

Dolly! All Access will feature the following partners & products:

  • Dolly Parton Rockstar album pre-order opportunity featuring red carpet step & repeat entry, never-before-seen photos from the Rockstar album photoshoot, exclusive merchandise, and custom display items from the shoot
  • Dolly Parton Behind The Seams: My Life In Rhinestones (Ten Speed Press/Penguin Random House) book pre-order opportunity, photo experience & costume exhibit
  • Dolly: Scent From Above, Dolly: Smoky Mountain and Dolly’s Front Porch Collection portfolio of fragrances by Scent Beauty, with debut of new commercial running in-store and fragrance testing opportunities
  • Doggy Parton dog clothes, toys & accessories by SportPet and Dolly Parton’s Billy The Kid Makes It Big (Penguin Random House) children’s book
  • American Greetings Dolly Parton SmashUp virtual card experience & free limited-window subscription
  • Duncan Hines spotlights its Dolly Parton Baking Collection of cakes, cornbread, muffins & brownies
  • A live DJ spinning all-Dolly, all-the-time courtesy of Vinyl Me, Please as their first-ever artist specific album of the month program Vinyl Me, Parton launches with subscription opportunities
  • Dolly Parton Funko Pop! Rocks dolls
  • Celebrate With Dolly, by Creative Converting, premieres their line of Dolly-inspired and Dolly-branded eco-friendly disposable party supplies
  • Dolly Parton classic merchandise

Visit the Dolly! All Access Pop-up Store

The address for Dolly! All Access is 3620 The Star Boulevard, Suite 1205, Frisco, Texas 75034. The operating dates and hours are as follows:

Tuesday, May 9: 3PM-10PM CT
Wednesday, May 10: 3PM-10PM CT
Thursday, May 11: 3PM-10PM CT
Friday, May 12: 12PM-8PM CT
Saturday, May 13: 12PM-8PM CT
Sunday, May 14: 12PM-6PM CT

Dolly Parton merchandise will also be available during ACM Awards Week on Tuesday, May 9th, and Wednesday, May 10th via a merchandise trailer on The Star complex and on Thursday, May 11th inside The Ford Center during the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards.

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Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival Blooms to Life April 21

Published April 19, 2023 / Last Updated April 26, 2023

Guests enjoy more than one million blooms, the fresh tastes of spring and unique entertainment offerings during Dollywood’s annual Flower & Food Festival.

As spring continues to blossom, Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival presented by Covenant Health (April 21 – June 11) offers park guests a brilliant backdrop for fun in the Smokies, thanks to more than one million blooms, the fresh tastes of spring and unique entertainment offerings throughout the park. There’s no such thing as too much of a good “spring” at Tripadvisor’s #1 U.S. theme park.

Celebrating its fourth season in 2023, this much-celebrated event transforms Dollywood into a breathtaking display of Mother Nature’s finest handiwork. Elaborate floral installations emerge around every corner, translating nature into living art, each coming together to create an unbelievable presentation of color and wonder.

“This time of year always puts a little ‘spring’ in my step,” Dolly said with a laugh. “Seriously though, there really is nothing like springtime in the Smokies. It is truly amazing to see all of God’s creation blooming to life all around us in these mountains. Our people put a lot of hard work into making sure all of the flowers inside Dollywood stay as beautiful as the ones He has put everywhere for us to enjoy. I hope everyone will come experience this special time in the Smoky Mountains.”

Dollywood’s signature lineup of beloved Mosaiculture icons return, including the topsy-turvy butterfly umbrella, woodland animal friends and the touching depiction of Dolly’s mother crafting the Coat of Many Colors. Other guest-favorite icons also return like the mallard duck, a peacock and a beekeeper tending to a hive. These sculptures are designed in partnership with Mosaicultures International, a Montreal-based company that specializes in the art of elaborate floral decorations.

Just “bee”-side the beekeeper Mosaiculture in Craftsman’s Valley is a brand-new exhibit that puts the focus on nature’s noble pollinator, the honey bee. Hug-a-Bee Honey, owned by Sevierville native Alan Frankenberg, displays hives, showcases beekeeping techniques and educates park guests about the importance of the honey bee in our natural ecosystem. Frankenberg has a varied culinary background, working as a corporate chef for Cracker Barrel, as well as wine director at the Waldorf Astoria in Orlando, and most recently, food and beverage director at The Ritz-Carlton Golf Club in Orlando. He now balances his day job with his passion for educating the public about the conservation of the honey bee.

Back to provide shade along Showstreet is the mesmerizing Umbrella Sky, which brings together hundreds of colorful umbrellas in a brilliant, suspended arrangement that makes for an “Instagram-worthy” background. Guests looking to capture picture-perfect memories at Dollywood can stop by several locations in the park for an amazing photo. These include the Hillside Carpet Display that brings a florally-crafted sunset to Rivertown Junction and the pathways of Adventures in Imagination that are decorated with creative chalk art portraits.

The Tasting Pass Offers a Sampling of Festival Flavors

While admiring the vivid colors blooming throughout the park, guests also can explore a menu crafted with inspiration from fresh spring flavors and Smoky Mountain flair. Returning for this year is the tasting pass, which allows guests to partake in multiple food items at different festival locations.

The tasting pass, which can be purchased in the park or online, is $36.99 plus tax or $33.99 plus tax for gold and diamond passholders. With this pass, guests can sample five food offerings at Flower & Food Festival culinary locations. This year’s festival menu features a Cuban sandwich with mojo sauce, street tacos, pretzel crab melt, garlic butter shrimp mac & cheese, bulgogi nachos, street corn salad, quinoa salad, berries and honey funnel cakes, and hand-decorated flower-themed cookies and cupcakes among many other tasty spring dishes.

Spirited Spring Performances

Returning this year, performers from Australia’s SWAY combine theatrical elements and acrobatics for the artful show called “Bloom!” The surprising experience takes place high above ground with the performers situated atop sway poles. Guests will not want to miss this elevated combination of performance and athleticism.

Dollywood’s streets are filled with music during the Flower & Food Festival. The Hall Sisters, as well as local favorite Kelle Jolly, will perform during the festival in Craftsman’s Valley. A returning favorite show, “A Brighter Day,” features five daily performances at the Back Porch Theater. All shows are included with park admission. A full schedule of live performances is available at Dollywood.com.

Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa

Festival elements carry over into Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa where guests find festive décor and stunning floral accents. Daily mocktails and cocktails will be served in The Lounge at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa, each drawing inspiration from the essence of springtime. Families can enjoy live entertainment in the lobby atrium, festival-inspired cuisine at Song & Hearth: A Southern Eatery and The Lounge, and festival-themed activities at Camp DW. Guests also can pamper themselves with unique Flower & Food Festival treatments at The Spa.

Plan Your Visit

There’s still much more to enjoy during Dollywood’s BIG 2023 season. Big Bear Mountain, the longest roller coaster in the park’s history, opens in May, while the Sweet Summer Nights drone and fireworks show takes to the skies above the park as part of Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Summer Celebration (June 17-August 6). A family tradition for many, Dollywood’s Harvest Festival presented by Humana (Sept. 20-Oct. 30) celebrates the beauty of fall with thousands of carved pumpkins, spirited performances from talented singers and the fun of Great Pumpkin LumiNights presented by Covenant Health. The industry’s Best Theme Park Christmas event—Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas presented by Humana (Nov. 4- Jan. 6, 2024)—concludes the park’s 2023 season with 6 million lights, festive holiday shows and the warm Christmas atmosphere guests have come to expect during this joyous time of year.

For more information, please visit dollywood.com or download the Dollywood app.

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