Awards & Milestones

67th Annual Christopher Awards to Honor Dolly Parton

Published April 26, 2016 / Last Updated April 30, 2016
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Dolly Parton is among the honorees at this year’s Christopher Awards along with actor Sylvester Stallone, comedian Jim Gaffigan and more.

Set for May 19 in New York City, the 67th Annual Christopher Awards will honor “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” and 20 additional feature films, TV/Cable programs and books for adults and young people. The Christopher Awards were created in 1949 to celebrate writers, producers, directors, authors and illustrators whose work “affirms the highest values of the human spirit.” The Christophers’ Director of Communications, Tony Rossi, said,

“The world around us can seem like a dark place in light of all the violence and hatred we hear about in the news. But the stories we honor with Christopher Awards remind us that we can shine a light that illuminates the darkness by choosing to practice faith, love, compassion, courage, teamwork and determination.”

Dolly will be honored for her record-breaking NBC film, “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors.” Dolly said,

“I love the Christopher Award slogan, ‘Better to light one candle than to curse the darkness.’ I personally believe that with all my heart. I think the movie, ‘Coat of Many Colors,’ a true story from my childhood, does throw a light on a lot of things like family, hope, love, kindness, understanding and acceptance. It really spoke to the issue of bullying. I am very proud at how God works through me to shine a light, and to help heal a lot of hurt in a lot of people, and I am very proud of this award.”

Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” attracted 16 million viewers making it one of the most-watched television movies of all time. In addition to the Christopher Award honors, the film earned the Epiphany Prize for the Most Inspiring TV Program from the Movieguide® Awards.

“The Jim Gaffigan Show: My Friend the Priest” will be honored in the same TV/Cable category as Dolly’s film. Her former co-star, Sylvester Stallone, will receive honors in the Feature Film category for “Creed.”

Read more about the Christopher Awards.

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Dolly Parton Receives Tex Ritter Award, Performs With Katy Perry

Published April 4, 2016 / Last Updated April 18, 2016
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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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Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
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Katy Perry presented Dolly Parton with the Tex Ritter Award during the 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS®. The duo also performed a medley which included Dolly’s hits “Coat Of Many Colors,” “9 To 5” and “Jolene.”

Featured photo courtesy of Curtis Hilbun

During the 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS®, pop superstar Katy Perry presented Dolly Parton with the Tex Ritter Award for her hit NBC movie, “Dolly Parton’s Coat Of Many Colors.”

Being presented with this award was such a special honor for Dolly because the movie was so near and dear to her. In her acceptance speech, Dolly said,

“I knew Tex Ritter. I loved him, so that makes this award twice as special to me.”

An avid fan of Dolly’s, Katy recently took to social media expressing her excitement about the upcoming performance saying,

“I shall remember though that I am but one sequin on this living legend’s costume!”

The highly anticipated performance was incredible and will definitely be one that will go down in the history books!

All photos courtesy of Curtis Hilbun

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Dolly Parton - 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS® Red Carpet
Photo courtesy of Curtis Hilbun
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Katy Perry - 51ST ACADEMY OF COUNTRY MUSIC AWARDS® Red Carpet
Photo courtesy of Curtis Hilbun
Katy Perry 51st ACM

 

Did you know?
Katy Perry asked Dolly to perform with her during Super Bowl 2015, but it didn’t happen due to scheduling conflicts.

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“Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” Wins Epiphany Prize

Published February 12, 2016 / Last Updated April 27, 2016
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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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“Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” received the Epiphany Prize for the Most Inspiring TV Program from the Movieguide® Awards and Alyvia Alyn Lind took home the Grace Award.

Each year, the Movieguide® Awards recognizes the best family-friendly productions in television and film. “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” made quite an impression on 15.9 million viewers after it aired on NBC in December 2015. Dolly was delighted to accept the Epiphany Prize for the Most Inspiring TV Program of 2015. Dolly said,

“I really wanted to celebrate the people, my whole family, who made me who and what I am today. I’m so blessed and thankful for a great cast, producers, director, and for everyone who watched and I’m extremely thankful to the Movieguide® Awards for this honor.”

In addition to the Epiphany Prize, Alyvia Alyn Lind received the Grace Award for her performance as young Dolly. Recipients of this award exemplify God’s grace and mercy through their outstanding performance.

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"Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors" Cast and Crew at the Movieguide® Awards - courtesy of Webster Public Relations
Dolly's Tin Can And Tobacco Stick Microphone
Lily Tomlin, Dolly Parton and Alyvia Alyn Lind at the Movieguide® Awards - courtesy of Webster Public Relations
Dolly Parton, Jane Seymour and Alyvia Alyn Lind at the Movieguide® Awards - courtesy of Webster Public Relations
"Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors" Cast and Crew at the Movieguide® Awards - courtesy of Webster Public Relations
Ricky Schroder, Dolly Parton, Mary Lane Haskell and Alyvia Alyn Lind at the Movieguide® Awards - courtesy of Webster Public Relations
Dolly Parton and Alyvia Alyn Lind at the Movieguide® Awards - courtesy of Webster Public Relations
"Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors" Cast and Crew accepting the Epiphany Prize at the Movieguide® Awards - courtesy of Movieguide® Awards

 

Watch Dolly and Alyvia receive these awards in one of two telecasts set for Monday, Feb. 22 and Wednesday, Feb. 24 on the REELZChannel.

The premier of “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” drew a record-breaking audience. To date, total viewership equals 15.9 million making it the most-watched movie on broadcast television in six years.

It is the first of four films Dolly and NBC plan to release based on her music. The next film will focus on Dolly’s 1973 hit, “Jolene.”

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2015 People’s Choice Awards Nomination

Published November 4, 2014 / Last Updated August 23, 2015
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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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Fans nominate Dolly as Favorite Female Country Artist in the 2015 People’s Choice Awards

Dolly was one of five artists nominated as Favorite Female Country Artist. Nominees and winners, unlike at other award shows, are chosen by fans instead of industry insiders. People’s Choice Awards (PCA) have categories in movies, music and television. Fans vote for their favorites on the PCA website.

Dolly was thrilled about the nomination,

“I am so excited to be nominated for a People’s Choice Award. It is always a good feeling to be recognized for whatever you do… This year has been an amazing year! I released a new album ‘Blue Smoke,’ traveled to Australia, Europe, and across America and even performed for 170,000 people at one show – woo that makes me tired just saying it.”

This marks her eighth PCA nomination and her fourth in this category. Dolly has won four People’s Choice Awards.

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National Hall of Fame for Mountain Artisans

Published April 5, 2014 / Last Updated August 23, 2015
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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
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
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Dolly inducted into the National Hall of Fame for Mountain Artisans

Dolly was inducted into the National Hall of Fame for Mountain Artisans on April 5, 2014, during downtown Cumberland Kentucky’s Celebration of Heritage and Culture event. The award recognizes notable artists from the Appalachian region. Rozelle Boggs-Qualls, the Hall of Fame’s founder, accepted on Dolly’s behalf.

 

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