Dolly Parton Presents Leadership Tennessee Award to Former Governor and First Lady

Published May 5, 2022 / Last Updated May 5, 2022
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Dolly had the honor of presenting Leadership Tennessee’s Dolly Parton Excellence in Leadership Award to longtime friends, Bill and Crissy Haslam.

On Tuesday evening, May 3, leaders from across the state came together at the Bill Haslam Center at the Tennessee State Museum to recognize former governor and first lady, Bill and Crissy Haslam, for their outstanding leadership. The Dolly Parton Excellence in Leadership Award, first given to Dolly in 2018, was created to honor a Tennessean who exemplifies Leadership Tennessee’s values: Impartiality, Collaboration, Equality, Respect, Unification, Accessibility and a passion for Tennessee.

Performing at the evening’s event were husband-wife duo, Drew and Ellie Holcomb, who sang their original song, “Feels Like Home,” and the unofficial anthem of the state, Dolly’s “Tennessee Mountain Home.”

Taking the stage to a standing ovation, Dolly shared her appreciation for the Haslams,

“We know they’re great leaders in Tennessee and have served the people in many ways. We want you to know we love you. Don’t we?” The audience applauded, and Dolly continued with a famous line from her classic song, “I will always love you.”

The Haslams graciously accepted their award and the former governor commended Leadership Tennessee for their work, stating, “Where you stand on an issue depends on where you sit. What Leadership Tennessee is about is getting people to sit in different chairs, geographically, different chairs on issues and the needs of the folks.”

Lee didn’t miss the chance to take a selfie with Dolly. “To be able to sit at the table with, and take a selfie with, unashamedly, Dolly Parton…I think she felt bad for me because no one was talking to me. That’s when I got my selfie,” he said with a chuckle. He also took the opportunity to list Dolly’s credentials as a leader and philanthropist, kindly referring to her as “the most genuine person.”

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Dolly Welcomes the Wonders of Spring

Published March 31, 2022 / Last Updated March 31, 2022
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Dolly Sends Sunshine and Warm Wishes This Spring

After the cold winter months, there’s so much for everyone to look forward to with the arrival of spring. The birds start chirping, the flowers start blooming and sunshine warms our days and our hearts. Dolly sends some of that sunshine our way by sharing what she loves about springtime.

“I just want to take a minute to wish everybody a happy springtime! What I love about spring is that the days start getting longer, the sun seems to shine a little brighter, and we really get to see all of God’s beauty blossom right in front of our eyes. There may be a few April showers here and there, but you know what I always say, ‘If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain!’”

SPRING INTO FAMILY FUN

Dollywood welcomes guests to celebrate the beauty of springtime during their annual Flower & Food Festival presented by Covenant Health, happening April 22 – June 5. This popular event delights guests with hundreds of thousands of brilliant flowers, truly bringing spring in the Smokies alive throughout the park. And, in 2022, this event blooms with even more fun and discovery around every corner, thanks to several new larger-than-life Mosaicultures floral sculptures.

Dolly’s Stampede in Pigeon Forge and Branson welcomes families to kick off the spring season with an evening of action-packed fun. Enjoy a bountiful four-course feast while delighting in a thrilling show filled with singing and dancing, impressive horse-riding stunts, family-friendly comedy and more.

At Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show in Pigeon Forge and Myrtle Beach, buccaneers of all ages are invited to set sail into a fun spring season. This exciting adventure features everything from pirates battling for hidden treasure to high-diving mermaids, plus a delicious Pirate Feast. Come join in the fun!

NEWS WORTH SHARING

Imagination Library Celebrates Expansion

Dolly’s Imagination Library welcomes the arrival of spring by celebrating the growth of the childhood literacy program, putting free books into the hands of more children than ever before! In Canada, the Imagination Library recently kicked off the province-wide expansion of Dolly’s book gifting program across Newfoundland and Labrador. In the United States, the Imagination Library celebrated National Read Across America Day (March 2) by announcing that the program would be expanding statewide in Washington!

Dolly Hosts the Academy of Country Music Awards

Dolly took the stage on March 7 to host the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards, which streamed live without commercial interruption from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Dolly’s hosting appearance marked the first time the awards show was broadcast in the streaming format, airing exclusively on Prime Video.

DOLLY’S FIRST EVER NOVEL – “RUN, ROSE, RUN”

Dolly’s eagerly-anticipated first novel, co-authored with New York Times Best Seller James Patterson, is now available. Glittering with danger and desire, “Run, Rose, Run” is a thriller about a young singer-songwriter on the rise and on the run, determined to do whatever it takes to survive. This riveting novel is now available for purchase in hardcover, ebook and audiobook.

The Companion Album

Dolly’s latest album, “Run, Rose, Run,” serves as a companion to the original novel, enhancing the reader’s experience with 12 original songs by Dolly that tie into the book’s story line. The album is available now on all digital streaming platforms and as a digital download, as well as on CD, standard vinyl and some special vinyl color variants.

Dolly to Star in “Run, Rose, Run” Feature Film

Dolly is set to star in Hello Sunshine’s feature film adaptation of “Run, Rose, Run,” her recently-released novel, co-authored by James Patterson. Dolly and James will produce the feature alongside Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine’s President of Film and Television, Lauren Neustadter.

Official “Run, Rose, Run” Merchandise

Exclusive “Run, Rose, Run” merchandise, created for Dolly’s latest album and book release, is available now! Each item complements the story and music as told by Dolly Parton.

SONGS OF SPRINGTIME

Spring is a time when all the world bursts forth with the beauty of new life. As sunlight breaks through the rain clouds, take time to look for the rainbows that start to appear. Let this beautiful time of year bring you joy and fill your heart with a song.

“Together You and I”

Together you and I can stop the rain and make the sun shine
Paint a pretty rainbow brushed with love across the sky
Together you and I belong like a songbird and a song
And we’ll always be together you and I

Love,

Dolly Parton

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Dolly Parton to Star in “Run, Rose, Run” Feature Film

Published March 21, 2022 / Last Updated March 21, 2022
Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

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Hello Sunshine Partners with Dolly Parton and James Patterson to Produce Their #1 Bestselling Novel, “Run, Rose, Run” as a Feature Film

Dolly Parton is set to star in Hello Sunshine’s feature film adaptation of “Run, Rose, Run,” her recently-released novel, co-authored by James Patterson.

Dolly and James will produce the feature alongside Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine’s President of Film and Television, Lauren Neustadter. Ashley Strumwasser will executive produce for Hello Sunshine.

“I’m proud, excited and honored to be working with my good friend Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine on the movie of ‘Run, Rose, Run’ from the novel I co-wrote with James Patterson,” Dolly said. “James and I love Reese and look forward to working with her and her wonderful team.”

The Chart-Topping Novel and Album

Published on March 7, 2022, by Little, Brown and Company, the novel “Run, Rose, Run” debuted at #1 on The New York Times Best Seller list. Dolly also released a companion album of the same title on March 4, 2022, through her Butterfly Records label. The album debuted at #1 on the Current Country albums, Americana/Folk and Bluegrass charts.

Set in Nashville, “Run, Rose, Run” is about a young woman who comes to country music’s capital city to pursue her music-making dreams. The source of her heart-wrenching songs is a brutal secret she has tried desperately to hide, but the past she has fled is reaching out to control her future—and it may destroy everything she has worked for.

“It has been a joy working with Dolly Parton on this book,” James said. “It’s a great story that we are both proud of. And, in partnership with Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine, we will produce a great movie.”

From Page to Screen

Reese Witherspoon shared,

“Growing up in Nashville, I’ve loved Dolly since the moment I heard her magical voice and saw her luminous personality shine onstage. Beyond her magnetic presence as an artist and performer, she is one of the greatest songwriters and storytellers of our time. Her impact knows no bounds — as a musician, actor, writer, businesswoman, activist and all around incredible human being — Dolly Parton is not only an icon to me, but a true inspiration to women and girls everywhere.

“My admiration for [Dolly] grew to even greater heights when reading ‘Run, Rose, Run,’ a gripping and heartbreaking book I couldn’t put down. I couldn’t feel more honored to be working alongside her and James to bring this remarkable story to the screen.”

“Run, Rose, Run” — Available Now

Get Dolly’s latest album, “Run, Rose, Run,” available now on all digital streaming platforms and as a digital download, as well as on CD, standard vinyl and some special vinyl color variants. The novel, co-authored by James Patterson, is now available in stores and online in hardcover, ebook and audiobook.

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Now Available: Dolly Parton Releases “Run, Rose, Run” Novel With Bestselling Author James Patterson

Published March 4, 2022 / Last Updated May 5, 2022
Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

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Dolly Parton’s First Novel, “Run, Rose, Run,” Launches with Companion Album and Virtual Book Tour

Musical icon Dolly Parton teamed up with world-renowned bestselling author, James Patterson, to write her first-ever novel. “Run, Rose, Run” is a fiction thriller about a young singer-songwriter on the rise and on the run, determined to do whatever it takes to survive. The highly-anticipated novel is now available for purchase, along with the companion album. Dolly and James are embarking on a virtual book tour in support of the new releases.

“Run, Rose, Run” Virtual Book Tour

Dolly Parton and James Patterson have launched a virtual book tour to celebrate the release of their novel, “Run, Rose, Run.” The tour began streaming live Sunday, March 6, with the exclusive “Run, Rose, Run” Virtual Book Launch Event, sponsored by the American Booksellers Association in support of independent booksellers. Other virtual engagements will be organized through major booksellers, including Books-A-Million, Indigo, Waterstones, Amazon, Barnes & Noble and AARP Book, now through Friday, March 25.Dolly Parton and James Patterson

Wednesday, March 9
BOOKS-A-MILLION VIRTUAL EVENT
2:00 PM PT/5:00 PM ET

INDIGO VIRTUAL EVENT
4:00 PM PT/7:00 PM ET

Thursday, March 10
FANE ONLINE VIRTUAL EVENT (UK)
1:30 PM ET/6:30 PM GMT

Wednesday, March 16
AMAZON LIVE VIRTUAL EVENT
1:30 PM PT/4:30 PM ET

BARNES & NOBLE VIRTUAL EVENT
3:00 PM PT/6:00 PM ET

Friday, March 25
AARP BOOKS VIRTUAL EVENT
3:00 PM PT/6:00 PM ET

Ticket Information for the Virtual Book Tour

Your ticket includes admission to the exclusive event and a hardcover copy of “Run, Rose, Run” ($30 retail price), as well as sales tax, shipping, and handling (if applicable). Visit jamespatterson.com/events for attendance information and to purchase tickets.

“Run, Rose, Run” – The Album

Dolly’s latest album, “Run, Rose, Run,” is available now on all digital streaming platforms and as a digital download, as well as on CD, standard vinyl and some special vinyl color variants. The album serves as a companion to the original novel, “Run, Rose, Run,” which Dolly co-authored with James Patterson.

Official “Run, Rose, Run” Merchandise

Exclusive “Run, Rose, Run” merchandise, created for Dolly’s latest album and book release, is available now. Each item complements the story and music as told by Dolly Parton. Get Dolly’s new album “Run, Rose, Run” and order the novel today.

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Dolly Parton Releases New Album “Run, Rose, Run” and Lyric Video for “Woman Up (And Take It Like A Man)”

Published March 4, 2022 / Last Updated March 4, 2022
Team Dolly is a collaboration of writers, editors, and publishers assembled by Dolly Parton Productions. Each member is dedicated to accurately publishing the latest news and historical archives of the living legend that is Dolly Rebecca Parton.

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Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Original Novel “Run, Rose, Run” Co-Authored By Dolly Parton and James Patterson Available March 7th

Dolly Parton has released her latest album, “Run, Rose, Run,” available now on all digital streaming platforms and as a digital download, as well as on CD, standard vinyl and some special vinyl color variants. The album serves as a companion to the original novel, “Run, Rose, Run,” co-authored by James Patterson and Parton, set for release on March 7th.

Woman Up (And Take It Like A Man)

Alongside the album, Dolly has also released the third single and lyric video for “Woman Up (And Take It Like A Man)” – a fiery, inspirational track about not giving up and taking your place at the table when others doubt you.

“I just think this song really suits both of the female characters in the book,” Dolly says. “If you’re going to be in this business you’ve got to toughen up! You gotta ‘woman up and take it like a man’ – be as good as or better than all these men…managers, record label folks and these other characters that give them a hard time in the story. So, this was one song that I think is kind of like another “9 to 5,” I had all female voices on that one and I think it came out really good!”

Academy of Country Music Awards

Dolly will be hosting the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards from Las Vegas on March 7th via Amazon Prime. Additionally, Dolly and the music from “Run, Rose, Run” will be featured on Sonos Radio, premiering on March 10th on her own Songteller Radio Station, as the Music Choice March Artist of the Month and on Pandora Artist Takeover of Today’s Country: Dolly creates a Pop-Up featuring new music and her biggest hits.

Shop “Run, Rose, Run” Merchandise

Exclusive “Run, Rose, Run” merchandise, created for Dolly’s latest album and book release, is available now. Each item complements the story and music as told by Dolly Parton. Get Dolly’s new album “Run, Rose, Run” now and preorder the novel, available March 7.

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