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Dolly Parton To Perform For The Gift Of Music Concert

Published January 23, 2020 / Last Updated January 23, 2020

Dolly will perform at The Gift Of Music Concert on January 30, with Lee Greenwood, Lonestar, Collin Raye, T.G. Sheppard and more.

On January 30, 2020, Dolly will take the stage of the historic Ryman Auditorium for The Dustin J. Wells Foundation’s The Gift of Music concert. Tickets for The Gift of Music Concert are $100 and $85 (for obstructed view) plus applicable service charges. Concert tickets are available online starting at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, January 24. The event is also the featured entertainment for The Crown Council, a group of dental teams gathering in Nashville for their 25th Annual Event.

This Year’s Concert Philanthropy

A portion of the proceeds from this year’s Gift of Music concert will go to Scott Hamilton CARES Foundation. Established as a national identity in 2014, this charitable organization is dedicated to changing the future of cancer by funding advanced, innovative research that treats cancer while sparing the patient. For more information, go to the Scott Hamilton Cares Foundation.

The Dustin J. Wells Foundation The Gift Of Music Concert

Since its inception in 2008, the benefit concert has had the support of some of music’s greatest artists, including Ronnie Dunn, Kellie Pickler, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Peter Cetera, Peter Frampton, Ronnie Milsap, Gunnar Nelson, and many other generous and talented musicians who have donated their time and talent to support the efforts and causes of Dustin’s foundation. This year’s Gift of Music concert continues the trend of big star participation including Dolly, Lee Greenwood, Lonestar, Collin Raye, T.G. Sheppard, Drew Baldridge, Abby Anderson, and more.

Because of his strong love for music, donating to the W.O. Smith Music School is another way Dustin can be remembered, by sharing the “Gift of Music” with underprivileged children in the Nashville community. With the provision of free instruments and 50 cent lessons, these young lives can continue to be changed, grown and enriched in memory of Dustin.

Visit The Dustin J. Wells Foundation for more information on the concert and to purchase tickets.

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Happy Birthday Dolly! It’s Time To Celebrate

Published January 19, 2020 / Last Updated January 17, 2020

Celebrate Dolly Parton’s Birthday and take this quiz to see how much you know about Dolly Parton.

On January 19, fans celebrate the monumental career and living legacy of Dolly Parton. Dolly is a true country music icon with countless reasons to be celebrated! From her first performance at the Grand Ole Opry at the age of 13 to her success today, with each year of her unbelievable career, Dolly fans have loved and followed this incredible songstress. Having such a storied career, Dolly has been recognized for her musical prowess, business acumen and incredible generosity.

Happy Birthday, Dolly! And Thank You for continuing to inspire the dreams of generations and generations to come.

Dolly’s Birthday Challenge

To celebrate Dolly’s Birthday, here’s a challenge to test your Dolly knowledge! How much do you really know about Dolly Parton and her spectacular career? Find out below and share your results.

 

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American Greetings Announces Multi-Year Partnership With Dolly Parton

Published January 17, 2020 / Last Updated January 17, 2020

Dolly Parton teams up with American Greetings to create products incorporating her music and spirit.

Today, American Greetings announces a multi-year partnership with Dolly Parton that includes digital and physical products integrating the legendary singer-songwriter’s music in unique ways. Additionally, cards featuring her now-classic “Dolly-isms” will roll out in the coming months. Dolly Parton’s birthday is this weekend and the team at American Greetings will be giving fans across the world birthday surprises for years to come. The inaugural Parton product offering, a birthday audio & video “SmashUp” e-card, will take inspiration from Parton’s hit song “9 to 5”.

“I am so thrilled to begin this relationship with the folks at American Greetings,” says Parton. “When presented with this opportunity I knew it was perfect for me. I love connecting with people in unique ways and being able to integrate products that take inspiration from my music and the life lessons I have learned through the years makes this extra special. I know first-hand how a few words in a card can change someone’s day for the better. I am looking forward to working with the Creative group at American Greetings to develop cards that do just that!”

This is Dolly’s first line of greeting cards. The digital products will be available worldwide and the physical products will initially be available in eCommerce channels.

“We are so excited to announce this relationship with Dolly because we make products that are expressions of happiness, laughter, and love, all of which are qualities that she personifies with her infectious, joyful personality,” says Rob Matousek, GM – Direct to Consumer Business at American Greetings. “We believe everyone should feel as special as they are, especially on their birthday. Creating these products with Dolly helps us inspire people to share some happiness with friends and family on their special day.”

Additional announcements are forthcoming as to specific product lines. Fans can register for product alerts at americangreetings.com/dolly.

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Dolly & Galantis Release New Acoustic Version Of “Faith”

Published January 16, 2020 / Last Updated January 16, 2020

New Acoustic Version of Dolly Parton and Galantis’ Chart-Topping Single “Faith”

Dolly Parton and Galantis released a new acoustic version of their EMD (Electronic Dance Music) single. The new acoustic version of “Faith” finds a perfect middle ground between Dolly’s country roots and Galantis’ signature production.

Late 2019, Dolly Parton teamed up with Swedish DJ/production duo Galantis and Dutch vocalist Mr. Probz for the highly successful EDM single “Faith.” This unlikely collaboration resulted in a single that debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales Chart marking Dolly’s first No. 1 hit in the genre.

A New Take on “Faith”

The success of “Faith” led to Dolly and Galantis revisiting the explosive collaboration for this new acoustic version! Featuring incredible animation and the song’s beautiful lyrics, Dolly fans can enjoy this lyric video for “Faith.” It’s also available on all streaming platforms and for download!

 

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Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa To Host Lyrics & Lore

Published January 3, 2020 / Last Updated January 3, 2020

Attend the fourth annual Lyrics & Lore hosted at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa Jan. 17-18

January 17-18, 2020, join some of the country’s most talented storytellers and songwriters for an unforgettable weekend of music and storytelling at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa. The fourth annual Lyrics & Lore, an event hosted by the Dollywood Entertainment team, The International Storytelling Center and Bandtwango, brings the beauty and inspiration of songs and stories to the Great Smoky Mountains and celebrates their rich traditions in the Appalachian region.

Workshops and other activities give event guests the opportunity to learn from internationally-recognized storytellers and hit songwriters as they share their stories and offer guidance. Additionally, everyone can sit back and enjoy as these artists perform some of their chart-topping songs or favorite stories. Interested guests do not have to stay at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa to attend Lyrics & Lore.

Lyrics & Lore Headliners

Event headliners Beth Nielson Chapman and Deana Carter bring excitement and inspiration to this year’s event. Chapman has made her mark in the music world by writing award-winning hits for a variety of artists including Elton John, Bette Midler, Faith Hill, and Martina McBride. Chapman’s music has made its way to the big and small screens with tracks in projects including “ER,” “Dawson’s Creek,” “The Rookie,” and “The Prince of Egypt.” Chapman is also a member of the Songwriters Hall of Fame. Guests can enjoy Chapman’s headline performance on Friday, Jan. 17.

Country songwriter, recording artist and producer Deana Carter is known for her 1996 multi-platinum international debut album “Did I Shave My Legs For This,” which included her wildly popular single “Strawberry Wine.” More recently, she co-wrote Kenny Chesney’s Grammy-nominated single, “You and Tequila.” Carter also co-wrote and produced an album for recording artist Audra Mae while putting the finishing touches on her own latest album, “A Southern Way of Life.” Carter will give a special performance on Saturday, Jan. 18. Guests can attend both Chapman’s and Carter’s performances at no cost.

Event Schedule

The event kicks off Friday morning with a performance by International Storyteller Geraldine Buckley. The award-winning storyteller has been telling stories for more than 30 years across multiple countries. Buckley is known for sharing personal anecdotes that showcase her charming wit, warmth, and humor.

Friday continues with songwriting workshops featuring discussion and instruction from Dave Berg, Tim James, and Chapman. Dave Berg is a country music songwriter whose list of credits includes the Top 10 hits “Stupid Boy” by Keith Urban and “Don’t Make Me” by Blake Shelton. James is an accomplished country music songwriter with hits including Trace Adkins’ Grammy-nominated song “All I Ask For Anymore” and Lee Brice’s radio favorite, “Love Like Crazy.”

Saturday’s workshops showcase the talents of storyteller Andy Irwin and songwriter Guthrie Trapp, as well as more from Berg. Trapp is one of Nashville’s preeminent guitar talents and currently, is finishing work on a follow-up to his successful solo album, “Pick Peace.” Irwin is a one-person showman and one of the most sought-after performing storytellers in the country. He is known for his whimsical voice, hilarious heart-filled stories, and incredible whistling.

A full schedule and registration details for Lyrics & Lore is available at Dollywood.com. Please note that some of the music concerts are separately ticketed events.

To stay at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa for the event, visit Dollywood.com or call (800) DOLLYWOOD.

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