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Dolly Parton Featured in TIME100 List of World’s Most Influential People of 2021

Published September 17, 2021 / Last Updated September 17, 2021
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Miley Cyrus writes touching Dolly tribute in TIME100 featured article

TIME Magazine has named Dolly Parton among the 100 most influential people of 2021, with a foreword written by her goddaughter Miley Cyrus. Dolly is one of only two country artists, along with Kane Brown, who earned a coveted spot on the list, released on Wednesday, September 15. TIME CEO and editor in chief Edward Felsenthal said in a statement,

“[The TIME100 list] features extraordinary leaders from around the world working to build a better future, from entertainers striving to make Hollywood more inclusive to activists fighting for sustainability and human rights…They are disruptors, fixers, doers, iconoclasts, problem solvers—people who in a year of crisis have leaped into the fray.”

While Dolly has long been known for her humanitarian efforts, she made headlines during the pandemic when her $1 million donation to Vanderbilt University helped fund research for the highly effective Moderna COVID-19 vaccine. And, since 1995, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has delivered more than 165 million books to children around the world, instilling a love of literacy.

A Tribute to an Icon

The TIME100 list also features pairings where guest contributors talk about the impact of each of the people featured on the list. Dolly’s own goddaughter, singer-songwriter and actress Miley Cyrus, penned a touching tribute to the country music legend.

“People look to Dolly for guidance, and she knows that,” Miley shared. “She wears that responsibility with the same grace and pride she rocks a two-piece Nudie suit. She recognizes how impactful her choices will be as one of the most iconic and powerful voices in country music, and she leaves no one behind…There’s a theory that you shouldn’t meet your heroes, but I wish everyone had the chance to meet Dolly Parton, because she’s even better than your sparkliest dreams. She may be my fairy godmother, but I think she’s that to everyone else too.”

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Joining Dolly on this year’s list are other notable figures including Prince Harry and Meghan Markle, Simone Biles, Kate Winslet, Billie Eilish, World Trade Organization Director-General Ngozi Okonjo-Iweala, Nvidia CEO Jensen Huang, and the writer Cathy Park Hong.

For the full list of TIME’s 100 Most Influential People of 2021 and to read Miley Cyrus’ tribute to Dolly, view the full article on TIME.com.

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“Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square” Wins Two Emmy Awards

Published September 14, 2021 / Last Updated September 16, 2021
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Dolly Parton’s Netflix special “Christmas on the Square” wins two Emmy Awards, including Outstanding Television Movie and Best Choreography

Congratulations are in order for Dolly Parton, who won her first Emmy Award during the 2021 Creative Arts Emmy Awards ceremony on Sunday, September 12.

Dolly won as an executive producer of her Netflix holiday musical, “Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square,” while the film’s choreographer Debbie Allen also took home an Emmy for Best Choreography. In a conversation with Deadline, Dolly said:

“Who knew that when we were creating this movie, that it would be aired in the middle of the pandemic, and it would bring so much joy and so much hope to millions of people around the world? I think that was one of greatest gifts that we gave and didn’t even know quite when we were doing it that we were going to help uplift the world.”

Dolly’s tremendous success places her in a rare group of fewer than 100 people who have received nominations for an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony Award. With this Emmy win under her belt, now she is one step closer to joining the ranks of only 16 people who have won all four awards.

Emmy Winner, Oustanding Television Movie

 

“Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square” is only the second holiday movie ever to win the Emmy for Outstanding Television Movie. Featuring 14 original Dolly songs, the musical’s stellar cast includes Dolly Parton, Christine Baranski, Treat Williams and Jenifer Lewis.

When a cold-hearted, wealthy woman returns to her hometown following her father’s passing, she is on a mission to force all of her father’s tenants out of their homes in order to close a real estate deal with a mall developer. Instead, she finds herself reconnecting with people from her past and having an unexpected encounter with an angel, played by none other than Dolly herself, leading to a story of redemption.

Emmy Winner, Best Choreography

 

“Christmas on the Square” really came to life when Debbie Allen accepted the roles of director and choreographer. The multi-award-winning actress, dancer, choreographer, singer/songwriter, director and producer has enjoyed a show-stopping career, encompassing everything from Broadway to a hit television series to the silver screen. After 20 Emmy Nominations, the award for Best Choreography on “Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square” marks her fifth win.

Watch “Dolly Parton’s Christmas on the Square,” Available on Netflix

Watch Dolly’s Emmy Award-winning holiday musical “Christmas on the Square,” available to stream on Netflix!

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Dolly Parton and James Patterson Coauthor “Run, Rose, Run”

Published August 20, 2021 / Last Updated August 20, 2021
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Dolly Parton’s First Novel Set For Release on March 7, 2022, With Accompanying Album of 12 Original Songs

Little, Brown and Company has announced that internationally beloved entertainer Dolly Parton has teamed up with the world’s bestselling author, James Patterson, to write a new book. “Run, Rose, Run,” Dolly’s first-ever novel, will be published March 7, 2022. An album of the same name, consisting of twelve original songs by Dolly, will be released in conjunction with the book. The novel also includes lyrics to the songs, which are essential to the story. 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.

The Story of a Girl and Her Dreams"Run, Rose, Run" Dolly Parton's First Novel with Coauthor James Patterson

Set in Nashville, “Run, Rose, Run” is a novel 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—even if it means destroying everything she has worked for. Pairing James Patterson’s brilliant character-building and dramatic skills with Dolly’s unparalleled insight into the music world’s star-making machinery, “Run, Rose, Run” will be the blockbuster novel of 2022.

The New Album

Fans will also be able to listen to original songs inspired by the book and written, performed, and produced by Dolly. The album, also entitled “Run, Rose, Run,” will be released in March 2022 and is co-produced by Richard Dennison and Tom Rutledge. Dolly’s new album will be released on her own Butterfly Records, in partnership with another record label that has yet to be determined. Dolly shared,

“I cannot be more excited about the release of my very first novel ‘Run, Rose, Run’ with the great James Patterson. I also have a new CD to go along with the book. All new songs written based on the characters and situations in the book. I hope you enjoy the book and the songs as much as we’ve enjoyed putting it together.”

James Patterson said, “It’s been an honor—and a hell of a lot of fun—to work with the inimitable Dolly Parton, whom I’ve long admired for her music, her storytelling, and her enormous generosity. The mind-blowing thing about this project is that reading the novel is enhanced by listening to the album and vice versa. It’s a really unique experience that I know readers (and listeners) will love.”

The novel “Run, Rose, Run” will be published simultaneously in hardcover, ebook, and audiobook and is now available for preorder.

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Dolly – Scent From Above Available July 28

Published July 27, 2021 / Last Updated July 28, 2021
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Dolly Parton releases new fragrance line, Dolly – Scent From Above, in partnership with Scent Beauty.

Dolly Parton is thrilled to announce her first-ever signature fragrance in partnership with Scent Beauty. Dolly – Scent from Above is butterflies, hearts and hope. A true inspiration from rags to rhinestones, Dolly spreads love and hope around the world. Dolly said:

“I call my Dolly perfume “Scent from Above” because it is excellently heavenly. I hope you feel as blessed and as pretty as I do when you wear it.”

The fragrance transports us to a place where everything is possible. Flowers blossom with rhinestone hearts and playful butterflies. Notes of mandarin, peony blossoms, jasmine, vanilla, sandalwood, musk and patchouli are truly Scent from Above.

Stephen Mormoris, CEO of Scent Beauty said, “Dolly Parton is a cultural icon that’s resonating with people all over the world. She is cross-generational. We’re honored that she chose to work with Scent Beauty for her first foray into the world of beauty and see this as the start of a long-term, successful partnership.”

Available Starting July 28

In addition to Scent Beauty’s website, HSN will launch the fragrance exclusively on July 28th followed by additional mass market retailers. “As an admired musical icon and adored philanthropist with her endless contributions spanning over several decades, we are excited to add Dolly’s fragrance to our portfolio and share her inspirational story with our customers” said Bridget Love, GMM, VP Beauty Merchandising, QVC & HSN.

Dolly – Scent from Above Eau de Parfum will be available at ScentBeauty.com and HSN.com beginning July 28th. Ancillary products including a body cream will also be available.

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Dolly Releases New Song “Sent From Above”

Published July 27, 2021 / Last Updated July 28, 2021
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 marks the release of her fragrance line with a new single and TV appearances

To promote the release of her first-ever signature fragrance, Dolly has released a new single, “Sent From Above.” The new song was released at midnight on July 27 to precede the launch of her fragrance line on July 28.

Dolly – Scent from Above is Dolly’s first foray into the world of beauty and her first product released in partnership with Scent Beauty. As fragrant as the fresh smell of spring, the world got its first hint of the perfume on February 5, when samples became available. Described as a playful floral, it is as soft and spirited as its namesake!

Now, with the official release of her fragrance line on July 28, Dolly is gearing up for a slew of television appearances to promote the new song and perfume.

Listen to “Sent From Above”

Television Appearances

Dolly made a July 27 appearance on ABC’s “Good Morning America” to promote the song and perfume and will also appear on Bravo’s “Watch What Happens Live” Thursday night.

Dolly – Scent from Above is initially available only through ScentBeauty.com and HSN, who will begin selling the perfume at midnight Wednesday morning. A special promoting the fragrance line is scheduled to premiere on HSN at midnight, with repeats at 2 a.m., 3 a.m., 4 a.m., 5 a.m., 6 a.m., 1 p.m. and 6 p.m., all times Eastern. Dolly will be the special guest during the midnight, 1 p.m. and 6 p.m. showings. In addition, she is scheduled to appear during the 10 a.m. “Wake Up Beautiful” hour and 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. hours with a “Celebration With Dolly.”

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