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Dolly Parton’s Stampede Opening February 11 in Pigeon Forge

Published February 9, 2022 / Last Updated February 14, 2022

Dolly Parton’s Stampede Hosts 35th Season of Fun and Adventure in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

For 35 years, spectacular equestrian feats, vibrant music and storytelling, comedic escapades, exciting audience interactions and a delicious four-course feast have been the hallmarks of Dolly Parton’s Stampede. This unique dinner and show was the first of its kind in the Smoky Mountains, and tens of millions of guests have enjoyed this entertainment experience for the past three and a half decades.

Known as “The Smokies Most Fun Place To Eat,” Dolly Parton’s Stampede features an exciting line-up that provides an unmatched show combined with dinner experience. The result is an entertainment experience that is the highlight of any getaway or night out, and the unique dinner show is known for creating memories for its guests that they will hold onto for a lifetime.

“What a privilege it has been to provide an amazing show and dinner experience for millions of guests to the Smokies for more than three decades, and we’ve got more fun and excitement planned for the 2022 season as we celebrate our 35th year of performing for Pigeon Forge visitors,” said Travis Randall, Stampede’s General Manager. “We will be introducing some new elements to the show during the season that will add even more entertainment to the Stampede experience, and our dedicated cast members are looking forward to making this special anniversary season the best ever for our dinner and show.”

The Smokies Most Fun Place To Eat

From the moment guests arrive, there are unique and memorable experiences to be made around every corner. Guests can start by visiting the signature Horse Walk to snap a picture with a few of the show’s stars. Everything in Dolly Parton’s Stampede dinner and show – from the first feat of the talented equestrian performers to the last bite of the delicious four-course feast – is bigger than life. Guests enter the 35,000 square-foot arena where the main show begins with the cast leading the show’s 32 magnificent horses through a series of truly extraordinary equestrian feats of skill and daring. Thanks to a state-of-the-art LED backdrop wall, guests are immersed into an experience set in America’s Great Plains of yesteryear, where live buffalo and thundering longhorns roam and settlers bring the American West to life. With singing, dancing, special effects and impressive displays of horse-riding skills, guests truly feel like they are on the American frontier and then nestled under the stars in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Fabulous Four-Course Feast

Dinner, the other star of the show, includes Stampede’s signature four-course feast featuring its very own creamy vegetable soup, a homemade buttery biscuit, a whole rotisserie chicken, hickory-smoked barbequed pork loin, buttery corn on the cob, herb-basted potato, Stampede’s own specialty dessert and unlimited beverages including Coca-Cola® products, tea and coffee. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meals available upon request.

Laughter also has a starring role, with comedic fun from audience-favorite Skeeter and other hilarious acts. The Stampede experience concludes as the arena fills with the talented riders and their horses taking center-stage for a patriotic red, white and blue salute to America, featuring a special song written and recorded by Dolly Parton.

Plan Your Visit

Show times and reservations are available by calling 865-453-4400 or visiting dpstampede.com.

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Pirates Voyage Opening February 11 in Pigeon Forge

Published February 9, 2022 / Last Updated February 14, 2022

Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show Sets Sail for Fourth Season in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

It’s time again to set sail on a daring and exciting Pirates Voyage in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Final preparations are underway as the dinner show gets ready to debut its fourth swashbuckling season on February 11, 2022.

From the show’s Buccaneer Bay, a colorful and fearless crew of characters combine adventure, acrobatics, animals and all things pirate for a treasure chest of memories. The uniquely-exciting Pirates Voyage showcases the thrill of sword fights, cannons and pirates scaling high above two full-sized pirate ships in a “fight” to win Davy Jones’ coveted sunken treasure. Beautiful mermaids gracefully perform high above the water before diving and disappearing back into Buccaneer Bay, while a couple of castaways that include a “Salty” sea lion win a battle with Captain Blackbeard through clever antics and pirate wit. An adventurous crew of characters then combines heroics and high-flying fun that will have guests cheering and experiencing thrills around every corner in an epic battle for lost treasure on land, on deck, and in the water of the show’s 15-foot-deep indoor lagoon.

“Pirates Voyage takes our visitors on an adventure they’ll certainly remember long after they leave,” said Jeff Thomas, General Manager of Pirates Voyage. “Families tell us how much they love experiencing all of the unique elements that are part of our show – the pirate ‘battles’ and acrobatics, amazing mermaids, cannons and pyrotechnics, and the antics of our sea lions and dogs. And that doesn’t include the great comments about their pirate feast!”

A Feast Fit for a Pirate

As visitors enter the hideaway lagoon for this Dinner and Show spectacular, guests are served a hearty four-course feast straight from Captain Blackbeard’s galley that makes Pirates Voyage the most unique place to eat in the Smokies. The meal begins with voyager creamy vegetable soup and buccaneer bread. The feast fit for a pirate – or mermaid – continues with the crew’s secret recipe cracklin’ pan-fried chicken, swashbucklin’ sugar-cured ham, buttery corn on the cob and an herb-basted potato. Walk the plank specialty dessert and unlimited Coca-Cola® products, tea or coffee complete the meal. Vegetarian and gluten-free meals are available by request.

Plan Your Visit

Show times and reservations are available by calling (865) 505-2469 or visiting piratesvoyage.com.

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Dolly Parton to Host 57th Academy of Country Music Awards, Livestreaming Exclusively on Prime Video on March 7

Published February 1, 2022 / Last Updated February 11, 2022

Watch Dolly host the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards, streaming live without commercial interruption on March 7 at 8 PM EST.

Prime Video, the Academy of Country Music and MRC announced today that Dolly Parton will host the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards, streaming live without commercial interruption on Prime Video Monday, March 7, at 8 PM EST from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Dolly will be joined by two additional co-hosts, to be announced at a later date.

The show celebrates country music’s biggest stars and emerging talent and promises to be a nonstop party, bringing legendary artists together with today’s favorites for exciting and unexpected collaborations, surprising moments and world television-premiere performances. Tickets are currently on sale at Ticketmaster.

“I am so excited to be hosting the ACM Awards on March 7 from Vegas,” Dolly said. “Watch for us because we’re going to have some fun.”

Dolly’s hosting appearance comes right on the heels of the release of her new album “Run, Rose, Run” on March 4. The album accompanies the March 7 release of her original novel of the same title, written with renowned author James Patterson.

Dolly Parton to Host 57th Academy of Country Music Awards

An Iconic Host for a Landmark Show

“We are honored to welcome Dolly Parton back to be the centerpiece of this landmark 57th Academy of Country Music Awards show at Allegiant Stadium. Dolly is the most iconic and multi-talented artist of all-time, and we are proud that she is a friend and supporter of the Academy, a previous host and a 13-time Academy of Country Music Award recipient,” said Damon Whiteside, CEO of the Academy of Country Music. Whiteside continued,

“There is no one better than Dolly to represent the ACM Awards brand and country music on a global scale as we move to streaming and show the world that ‘this is how we country’ by delivering one of the most exhilarating and innovative shows in our history to audiences worldwide.”

“Dolly Parton’s status as a beloved and inspirational icon is a testament to her ongoing impact as an artist, philanthropist and human being,” said Jennifer Salke, head of Amazon Studios. “As we bring the Academy of Country Music Awards to our Prime Video customers worldwide for the first time, we are thrilled to showcase the power of Amazon in creating these impactful global entertainment moments with an icon like Dolly as host, as well as exciting performances and collaborations in what is sure to be the most fan-centric event of the year.”

The 57th Academy of Country Music Awards

Nominations for the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards will be announced the second week of February. Streaming live on Prime Video in the U.S., Canada, Australia, New Zealand, and the UK, the Academy of Country Music Awards will make history as the first major awards show to livestream exclusively. First held in 1966, the Academy of Country Music Awards has honored and showcased the biggest names and emerging talent in the industry and is the longest-running country music awards show in history.

The 57th Academy of Country Music Awards is produced by MRC Live & Alternative. R.A. Clark is executive producer of the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards. Damon Whiteside is executive producer for the Academy of Country Music. For more information, log onto www.ACMcountry.com or www.ACMLiftingLives.org.

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Dolly Parton Partners with Duncan Hines to Bring Southern-Style Desserts to the Table

Published January 25, 2022 / Last Updated January 26, 2022

Limited-Edition Baking Collection Now Available to Fans Before Hitting Stores in March

Dolly Parton is partnering with Duncan Hines on a new line of Southern-inspired desserts, including cake mixes and frostings inspired by some of Dolly’s favorite family recipes.

“I have always loved to cook and, growing up in the South, I especially love that authentic Mom and Pop kind of cooking,” Dolly said. “I am excited to launch my own line of cake mixes and frostings with Duncan Hines, bringing that sweet, Southern-style baking experience I enjoy to others.”

Dolly Parton’s Baking Collection

Dolly Parton's Baking Collection

To introduce the partnership, Duncan Hines is offering the limited-edition Dolly Parton’s Baking Collection on www.shop.duncanhines.com on January 26, while supplies last. The special collection gives Dolly fans an opportunity to be the first to try her new line of cake mixes and frostings, which won’t hit store shelves nationwide until Spring 2022. Dolly Parton’s Baking Collection can be purchased for $40.00 (plus shipping and handling). The kit includes:

  • Dolly Parton’s Southern Style Coconut Flavored Cake
    Mix
  • Dolly Parton’s Southern Style Banana Flavored Cake Mix
  • Dolly Parton’s Creamy Buttercream Frosting
  • Dolly Parton’s Chocolate Buttercream Frosting
  • Collectible tea towel & spatula
  • Custom recipe cards

In Stores March 2022

Beginning in March, the Duncan Hines Dolly Parton’s line of cakes mixes and frostings can be found in the baking section of grocery stores and mass retailers. The cake mixes have a suggested retail price (SRP) of $2.19; the frostings have an SRP of $2.09.

 

Visit www.duncanhines.com to learn more about the Dolly Parton line of cake mixes and frostings and what the brand will bake up next with Dolly, as well as the full line of Duncan Hines baking mixes and frostings.

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Dolly Parton Releases “Big Dreams and Faded Jeans” From Her Upcoming “Run, Rose, Run” Album

Published January 14, 2022 / Last Updated February 3, 2022

Listen to the first track off the companion album to Dolly’s upcoming novel co-authored with James Patterson.

Dolly Parton kicks off 2022 by delighting fans with the release of her new song, “Big Dreams and Faded Jeans,” now available on streaming platforms worldwide, along with an animated lyric video. This is the first track from her upcoming album, “Run, Rose, Run,” a companion album to the novel of the same title, which she co-authored with James Patterson. The full album will be available everywhere on March 4, a few days prior to the novel’s release on March 7.

“Run, Rose, Run”

Dolly teamed up with the world’s bestselling author, James Patterson, to write her first-ever novel, “Run, Rose, Run.” A companion album will be released in conjunction with the book, consisting of twelve original songs by Dolly that tie into the story line. This dual release will mark the first time a #1 bestselling author and an entertainment icon who has sold well over 100 million albums worldwide have collaborated on a book and an album.

Jeni's Strawberry Pretzel Pie Ice Cream benefitting Dolly Parton's Imagination LibraryJeni’s Exclusives

To celebrate the release of Dolly’s upcoming “Run, Rose, Run” album, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams returns with a second run of the wildly popular Strawberry Pretzel Pie flavor and a Jeni’s exclusive version of the digital album with a special bonus track.

Initially released in April 2021 to tremendous success, Jeni’s limited edition Strawberry Pretzel Pie ice cream flavor was specially made for Dolly Parton, with a portion of sales benefitting Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

For more information on Jeni’s Strawberry Pretzel Pie ice cream and their exclusive version of “Run, Rose, Run,” visit jenis.com.

Pre-Order Now

The novel “Run, Rose, Run” will be published simultaneously in hardcover, ebook and audiobook on March, 7, 2022, and is now available for pre-order. The companion album will be released on March 4, 2022, and is now available to pre-save on popular streaming services.

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