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Dolly Parton Earns Dual Grammy Nominations

Published November 20, 2019 / Last Updated November 20, 2019

Dolly’s recent collaborations have earned two 2020 Grammy Awards nominations

Following an extremely busy year, Dolly is closing 2019 on another high note. After being a special guest host at “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards,” celebrating legendary women in Country Music, this living legend is making headlines again with two 2020 Grammy Awards nominations!

“What incredible news to be nominated for two Grammy Awards! It is always such a sweet thing when your peers recognize and celebrate the music you make. To have a nomination with Linda Perry for ‘Girl In The Movies,’ the song we wrote together for Dumplin’ means so much. And then to share another with my new friends Joel and Luke Smallbone from for KING & COUNTRY on our duet ‘God Only Knows’…well, I am one happy girl today!”

2020 Grammy Awards Nominations

Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song

With the success of “God Only Knows,” in collaboration with KING & COUNTRY, Dolly received a nomination for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song. This award is given to the artist(s) and songwriter(s) (for new compositions) for the best contemporary Christian pop, Christian rap/hip-hop, or Christian rock single or track.

Best Song Written For Visual Media

Based on the novel by Julie Murphy, Netflix film Dumplin’ released in 2018 featured Dolly Parton’s uplifting song “Girl in the Movies.” This dreamy ballad led to Dolly & Linda Perry receiving a nomination for Best Song Written For Visual Media. A Songwriter(s) award. For a song (melody & lyrics) written specifically for a motion picture, television, video games or other visual media.

To date, Dolly has earned 49 Grammy Awards nominations and has taken home eight Grammys.

Grammy Awards are set to air on January 26, 2020, on CBS.

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CMA’s Outstanding Celebration Of Women Hosted By Dolly, Reba & Carrie

Published November 14, 2019 / Last Updated November 14, 2019

The Women of Country celebrated at last night’s CMA Awards hosted by Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire and Carrie Underwood.

Photo Credit: Curtis Hilbun

“Celebrating legendary women in country music” – the resinating theme of “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards” did not disappoint. The opening number of the show could have very easily been mistaken for the finale as it featured one female country legend after another singing some of the genre’s most moving songs.

Opening Number

Dolly, Reba and Carrie brought the crowd to their feet with harmonies as smooth as a new hairdo, when they kicked the show off with “Those Memories.” Of course, Reba and Carrie were channeling their inner Emmylou and Linda as this song was recorded by Dolly, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris in 1987 on their first Trio album. Jennifer Nettles, Kimberly Schlapman and Karen Fairchild held the momentum with Loretta Lynn’s “You’re Lookin’ at Country” with Jennifer fittingly recognizing the first woman to win the Entertainer of the Year award sitting on the front row.

The veil lifted on a second section of the stage revealing Dolly and the Highwomen (Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris, Brandi Carlile and Amanda Shires) with Tammy Wynette’s “Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad.” From then the hits just kept coming with Tanya Tucker singing her own “Delta Dawn,” Gretchen Wilson with “Redneck Woman” and Crystal Gale and her classic “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue.” With her guitar, Terri Clark burst into “Better Things To Do” and Sara Evans rose up with “Born to Fly.” The closer, enter Martina McBride, with the consequential women’s empowerment anthem, “Independence Day.”

Dolly, Reba and Carrie Shine

Reba, enchanted the crowd with her wardrobe changes while performing her 1991 hit, “Fancy” which didn’t let anybody down. Carrie delivered her jazzy new single, “Drinking Alone.” And Dolly graced the stage with a spiritual number which included her recent collaborations with Zach Williams and for King & Country. She ended with a breath-taking “Have a Little Faith in Me,” her most recent collaboration (with Galantis & Mr. Probz) that landed Dolly her first No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales Chart.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Notable Highlight

At the end of his performance of “God’s Country,” Blake Shelton hugged fiddle player, Jenee Fleenor, congratulating her on her big win. Earlier in the day, she won Musician of the Year. Jenee was not only the first woman to win this award but also the first woman to receive a nomination in the category in the 53-year history of the CMA Awards.

If you missed the awards, visit cmaawards.com for On-Demand viewing options.

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Dolly Earns First Ever No. 1 With Galantis & Mr. Probz For “Faith”

Published November 8, 2019 / Last Updated November 8, 2019

Dolly Parton & Glantis Debut at No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales Chart

After teaming up with Swedish DJ/production duo Galantis and Dutch vocalist Mr. Probz, country legend, Dolly Parton has landed her first No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales chart!

The Duo’s third studio album “Church,” arriving next year via Big Beat Records will feature Dolly Parton and Mr. Probz on “Faith”

“Faith” Music Video Starring Dolly Parton Out Now

Internationally-acclaimed, GRAMMY-nominated duo Galantis joined forces with country music icon Dolly Parton for their new single “Faith” featuring Dutch singer-songwriter Mr. Probz – available now via Big Beat Records. The explosive collaborative track arrives with an incredible Dano Cerny-directed music video, seeing Parton take the wheel for a dance-packed bus ride to remember. Galantis have also announced their forthcoming third studio album “Church,” the highly anticipated follow-up to 2015’s “Pharmacy” & 2017’s “The Aviary,” arriving early 2020.

“I was on the phone with a Christian (Karlsson), talking about a song called ‘Faith’ and an album called ‘Church,’” said Dolly Parton of how the collaboration came to be. “I knew I was in the right place.”

Centered around a classic John Hiatt lyric, “Faith” is an uplifting call for unity and hope set to signature Galantis production. After making an expectedly long-shot call to Parton, her agreement to join the song resulted in Karlsson immediately flying to Nashville to cut vocals in person with the legend herself.

“It’s important for us to have meaning behind our music” explained Galantis. “Our album ‘Church’ doesn’t necessarily refer to a building or specific religion, but instead to people banded together in similar belief for a better humanity. Whether it’s advocating peace, change, or just lifting each other up – that is our ‘Faith’ and ‘Church.’”

Galantis’ Backstory

Setting a new standard for songwriting in dance music, Galantis is a collaborative project between Christian Karlsson (aka Bloodshy, one-third of Miike Snow) and Linus Eklöw (aka Style of Eye). Their debut album “Pharmacy” reached No. 1 on the Billboard Dance album chart on the strength of RIAA gold-certified single “Peanut Butter Jelly” and platinum-certified smash “Runaway (U & I)” – the latter of which earned GRAMMY nominations for “Best Dance Recording” and “Best Remixed Recording” – while their 2017 sophomore album “The Aviary” (featuring platinum-certified single “No Money”) saw a top 10 debut in 23 countries. The duo has received over 3 billion cumulative worldwide streams and over 1 billion video views to date.

2019 has seen a steady stream of tracks from Galantis, including “Bones” featuring OneRepublic, “Spaceship” featuring Uffie and “Satisfied” featuring MAX. Recent collaborations have also included “We Can Get High” with Yellow Claw, “Roots” with Valerie Broussard and “I Found U” with Passion Pit.

The story of Galantis started back in 2009. Working as Bloodshy, Karlsson’s songwriting collaborations have included Madonna, Kylie Minogue, Katy Perry and Britney Spears (whose “Toxic” earned a GRAMMY for “Best Dance Recording”). After reaching out to Eklöw (who produced Icona Pop’s hit single “I Love It” as Style of Eye) to remix Miike Snow’s “Animal,” the two continued to collaborate until ultimately Galantis was born. Following their blockbuster performance debut at 2014’s Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, the duo quickly rose to become one of dance music’s most dynamic and in-demand live performers.

 

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Women In Country Music Unite at “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards”

Published November 7, 2019 / Last Updated November 7, 2019

Women In Country Music Unite For Groundbreaking Performances at “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards” November 13 on ABC

Women in Country Music will unite for a historic, not-to-be-missed opening performance at “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards.” The groundbreaking number led by Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton will also feature Terri Clark, Sara Evans, Crystal Gayle, The Highwomen (comprised of Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris and Amanda Shires), Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Tanya Tucker and Gretchen Wilson, each performing iconic Country songs for a monumental decades-spanning medley never before seen.

In addition to the incredible opening, Country Music’s Biggest Night™ will be hosted by Carrie Underwood with special guest hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, celebrates legendary women in Country Music throughout the broadcast, airing live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, November 13 at 8/7c on the ABC Television Network.

Don’t miss “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards,” this historic opening or awesome performances from Dolly Parton with for KING & COUNTRY and Zach Williams, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley with Sheryl Crow, Chris Janson and John Osborne, Brooks & Dunn with Brothers Osborne, Garth Brooks with Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Lady Antebellum and Halsey, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves with Willie Nelson, Old Dominion, P!NK and Chris Stapleton, Blake Shelton, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban.

For more information on “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards,” please visit CMAawards.com.

Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings - Photo Credit: Curtis Hilbun
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Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings - Photo Credit: Curtis Hilbun
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carly Pearce Photo Credit John Shearer
 
Carly Pearce Photo Credit John Shearer
 
 
 
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Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival Brings Vibrant Spring Fun To The Smokies In 2020

Published November 7, 2019 / Last Updated November 7, 2019

New five-week event highlights Dollywood’s 35th anniversary season

Spring in the Great Smoky Mountains is about to get a little brighter thanks to Dollywood’s inaugural Flower & Food Festival, a vibrant new event that adds another touch of dazzling color to the natural beauty that already surrounds the award-winning theme park.

Coinciding with the park’s 35th anniversary, the first new festival experience at Dollywood since 2006 immerses park guests in the splendor of spring flowers through creative and aromatic displays as well as the freshest food flavors of the spring with delicious and mouth-watering Smoky Mountain cuisine selections. The five-week festival is slated for May 8-June 14.

Dollywood’s Dreamer-In-Chief Dolly Parton loved springtime in the Smoky Mountains as a child and continues to draw inspiration from the beauty of what she calls “God’s Coloring Book.” With nearly half-a-million plants and flowers throughout the park, it will be easy for guests to feel as if they are walking through those pages.

“When I was just a little girl, spring was a wondrous time,” Parton explained. “Everything came to life – flowers bloomed in the meadow near our house, and the Dogwood, red bud and fruit trees blossomed with the sweetest smells. I imagined having my own special field of flowers that were a fragrant home to my favorite animal friends in the woods. Now, my Dollywood becomes that special place with everything made of flowers – I can’t wait to share it with everyone just in time for our 35th season!”

Flower & Food Festival

Dollywood’s Flower & Food Festival brings Dolly’s dreams to life in an all-new way with floral displays that bloom in a kaleidoscope of colors. In partnership with internationally-acclaimed Mosaicultures flower sculpting team, a multitude of flowers come to life throughout Dollywood as Smoky Mountain turtles, raccoons, frogs, and black bears. Dolly’s rich influence through song comes alive in blooming topiary tributes to “I Will Always Love You” with a floral heart umbrella and to “Coat of Many Colors” with a brilliant butterfly and a marvelous scenic sculpture of her mother sewing the priceless garment. Just like Dolly, these topiaries are larger than life – measuring 10-15 feet tall – and each spring sculpture offers a variety of colors and flowers.

The festival takes its blooms and brilliance throughout Dollywood, starting with photo opportunities before guests step foot through the turnstiles. Once in the park, the Showstreet area of Dollywood becomes a colorful shower of flowers – literally! Guests quickly find themselves under an “Umbrella Sky” with hundreds of multi-colored umbrellas dancing above their heads. “This gives all new meaning to one of my favorite sayings – ‘If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain,’” Parton said. “With these umbrellas, it’s sure to be a sunshine kind of day no matter what!”

Flit and Flutter, the colorful characters from Wildwood Grove, venture throughout the park for special meet and greet experiences and photo opportunities during this new event. Special “Instagramable” photo locations and interactive activities allow families to capture special memories that will live on long after the festival flowers bloom.

Fresh Tastes & Fragrant Smells

The colorful splendor created by an artful array of flowers and plants is accented by the delicious dishes of spring’s freshest tastes for a mouth-watering festival of flavors. Dollywood’s team of culinary experts dug deep into the traditions of Southern and Smoky Mountain cuisine to plant tantalizing tastes sure to take root on the list of favorite foods for every festival visitor.

The fragrant smells of flowers and food are sure to become a guest favorite when this new festival is the main course for Dollywood visitors in spring 2020. Every member of the family should have their 2020 Dollywood season pass early, because it’s going to be an anniversary celebration no one will want to miss!

For more information about Dollywood—the Golden Ticket winner for the Best Guest Experience of any theme park in the world—visit Dollywood.com, call 1-800-DOLLYWOOD or download the Dollywood App.

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