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Dolly Shared Excitement For Great Pumpkin LumiNights And More At Dollywood

Published August 19, 2017 / Last Updated August 19, 2017

Dolly Visits Dollywood To Share Details About Great Pumpkin LumiNights And More!

Feature photo by Curtis Hilbun, Dollywood

Today, Dolly shared her vision for Dollywood’s newest nighttime harvest experience. The Great Pumpkin LumiNights will take place Sept. 29 – Oct. 28. Families will enjoy the glow of thousands of carved pumpkins throughout Dollywood’s Timber Canyon during the nightly finale of Dollywood’s Harvest Festival. Beyond the impressive displays, guests can find a number of exciting activities to create thrilling memories together. With so many carved pumpkins needed to create Great Pumpkin LumiNights, Dollywood has a number of “pumpkin artists” who will host demonstrations to help guests learn how to produce the perfect pumpkin masterpiece. Dolly said,

“I’m also really excited to be here to let you know about our brand new nighttime event we are adding for families in October called Great Pumpkin LumiNights. You know, people from all around the world know us for the millions of twinklin’ lights we put up at Christmas time. Well, when guests see thousands of these glowing pumpkins all lit up in Timber Canyon, they’re going to have that same special feeling. We think Great Pumpkin LumiNites will become just as popular with families as our Smoky Mountain Christmas festival. I’m pretty sure there will be a lot of new family traditions made this October.”

Unique harvest games and attractions—including a glow maze—for kids, a nightly Pumpkin Boogie dance party, and friendly costume characters help add to the festive atmosphere. New themed food options and exclusive harvest-themed Coca-Cola products make Great Pumpkin LumiNights the place to be when the sun goes down in the Smokies.

Southern Gospel Jubilee

Along with Great Pumpkin LumiNights, Dollywood will once again host the largest Southern gospel music event in America, Southern Gospel Jubilee. Some of the biggest names in the genre will visit Dollywood, Karen Peck & New River (Oct. 21-22), Guy Penrod (Oct. 23-24), The Isaacs (Oct. 12-13), The McKameys (Oct. 6-7), Gold City (Oct. 2-3) and many more.

Smoky Mountain Christmas

Dolly also spoke about the park’s award-winning Smoky Mountain Christmas festival! The Smoky Mountain Christmas festival will take place Nov. 5 – Jan. 1. Dolly said,

“The Parade of Many Colors is back this Christmas, along with seven holiday shows and four million beautiful lights. We even have Rudolph and his friends back for another year of creating family memories. It will be a November and December to remember!”

Earlier this week Dolly announced her new children’s album “I Believe In You” which will benefit the Imagination Library

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Dolly To Release First Children’s Album “I Believe In You”

Published August 15, 2017 / Last Updated August 17, 2017

Dolly Parton To Release First Children’s Album, “I Believe In You,” This Fall with Proceeds to Benefit Imagination Library.

Dolly Reveals Cover and Track Listing at Press Conference, Special Guests Include Children of Media Reps.

At a press conference today before media reps and their children as special guests, world renowned entertainer Dolly Parton announced the release of I Believe In You, her first album written and recorded for kids and those young at heart.  A digital release of the new album on Dolly Records/RCA Nashville will be available September 29, whereas the physical album will street worldwide on October 13.  All 14 tracks on I Believe In You were written and performed by Dolly Parton. Dolly said, 

“My first album was released 50 years ago and it’s been an amazing 50 years since then.  I am very excited that now I’m coming out with my first children’s album in all of those 50 years.  I’m proudest of all that all of the proceeds from this CD will go to the Imagination Library. It’s been 20 years since the Imagination Library was launched.  We’ve seen 100 million books get into the hands of children and hopefully there will be many more.”

Since its beginning in 1996 in Dolly’s hometown of Sevierville, Tennessee, the Imagination Library has expanded into four countries serving more than one-million children by providing a brand new, age-appropriate book each month.  In North America, every child’s first book is the classic Little Engine that Could.    

With children seated around her in front of the fireside living room set that was built for the Smoky Mountains Rise Telethon last December, Dolly Parton revealed her I Believe In You album cover (above) and track listing (below).

“I Believe In You” Track Listing

  • I Believe in You
  • Coat of Many Colors (new recording)
  • Together Forever
  • I Am a Rainbow
  • I’m Here
  • A Friend Like You
  • Imagination
  • You Can Do It
  • Responsibility
  • You Gotta Be
  • Makin’ Fun Ain’t Funny
  • Chemo Hero
  • Brave Little Soldier
  • Bonus track spoken audio: Coat of Many Colors (book read by Dolly Parton)

All songs were produced by Tom McBride.  Tracks 1, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, and 10 were executive produced by Paul T. Couch.   Tracks 2, 11, 12, and 13 were produced by Tom Rutledge and Richard Dennison and executive produced by Dolly Parton.  

Before and after reading her “Coat Of Many Colors” book, she treated the kids and media to a performance of three songs featured on the new album, “I Believe in You,” “Makin’ Fun Ain’t Funny” and “Brave Little Soldier.”  The press conference ended with Dolly answering questions and taking family photos with all the guests.

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Dolly Parton Appears on Kesha’s New Album, “Rainbow”

Published August 11, 2017 / Last Updated August 14, 2017

Kesha invites Dolly Parton to guest on her cover of “Old Flames (Can’t Hold a Candle to You)” for new “Rainbow” album.

Dolly Parton makes an appearance on pop star Kesha’s new release, “Rainbow.” Dolly’s fans will hear her singing with Kesha on a new cover of “Old Flames (Can’t Hold a Candle to You)”. The album released on Aug. 11.

Back in 1980, “Old Flames (Can’t Hold a Candle to You)” became Dolly’s 10th No. 1 song to top the U.S. Country Singles Charts. She recorded it as part of her pop-focused album “Dolly, Dolly, Dolly”. Since then the song has been well-known as one of Dolly’s staple hits. However, many Dolly and Kesha fans alike may be surprised to learn how the song connects these two artists. As it turns out, Kesha’s mother Pebe Sebert co-wrote the song “Old Flames (Can’t Hold a Candle to You)” in the 1970s with her then husband Hugh Moffatt.

The 2017 collaboration between Dolly and Kesha is a fitting way to bring this timeless song to a whole new generation of music fans. This release is Kesha’s first album since 2012. In addition to Dolly, it features other guest appearances from The Dap-Kings Horns and Eagles of Death Metal. The first single “Praying” was released on July 6, 2017.

“Rainbow” is available here.

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Remembering Glen Campbell

Published August 10, 2017 / Last Updated August 10, 2017

Dolly Parton reflects on Glen Campbell, the Rhinestone Cowboy

Arkansas native, Glen Campbell enjoyed a long-standing career in both country and pop music. A few of his signature songs included “By the Time I Get to Phoenix,” “Wichita Lineman,” “Gentle On My Mind” and of course “Rhinestone Cowboy.”

The Country Music Hall of Famer and six-time GRAMMY winner was awarded a GRAMMY Lifetime Achievement Award in 2012. In the late 80s, Glen guest starred on Dolly’s TV show. He performed his song, “I Remember You.”

Dolly had these words to say about Glen,

“Well, Glen Campbell was special because he was so gifted. Glen is one of the greatest voices that ever was in the business, and he was one of the greatest musicians. He was a wonderful session musician as well. A lot of people don’t realize that, but he could play anything. And he could play it really well. So he was just extremely talented. I will always love you, Glen!”

On August 8, 2017, Glen Campbell died at the age of 81 after a public battle with Alzheimer’s disease.

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Smoky Mountain Adventures + Dixie Stampede Summer Blowout Combo

Published July 26, 2017 / Last Updated July 26, 2017

Save at Smoky Mountain Adventures with the Summer Blowout Combo!

Smoky Mountain Adventures and Dixie Stampede in Pigeon Forge, TN have a great deal for everyone visiting the Smokies! For a limited time, get your Smoky Mountain Adventures adult tickets for only $26* using the Summer Blowout Combo Smoky Mountain Adventures + Dixie Stampede!

The Summer Blowout Combo lets your family see the two most exciting dinner shows in Pigeon Forge for a great price! At Dixie Stampede, cheer for the North side or the South side in a friendly competition. See 32 magnificent horses, daring trick riders, the Roman Rider and much more! Then visit Smoky Mountain Adventures for an action-packed show with jaw-dropping stunts, incredible acrobatic feats, dramatic aerial acts and more!

Arrive early for exciting pre-show activities and come hungry because both shows serve a delicious feast. At Dixie Stampede you’ll receive the famous Four-Course Family Feast. Smoky Mountain Adventures serves a mouthwatering Home Cooked Feast, with delicious dishes straight from the Parton’s own family cookbook.

*Discounted price of $26.00 for one adult ticket to Smoky Mountain Adventures available only when purchased with regularly priced Dixie Stampede adult ticket and only for a limited time. Cannot combine this offer with any other Smoky Mountain Adventures or Dixie Stampede offers. Only valid on online reservations. Offer valid at Dixie Stampede Pigeon Forge location only. Not valid on prior purchases. ©2017 Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Adventures. ©2017 Dolly Parton’s Dixie Stampede.

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