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Video: The Stars Were Out At Dollywood’s Red Carpet Event

Published November 23, 2016 / Last Updated November 23, 2016

Dollywood hosted the star-studded Hollywood premiere of “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.”

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Dolly Parton reunited with her fellow cast members on the red carpet at Dollywood to celebrate the premiere of Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.

The all-star cast including Dolly Parton, Jennifer Nettles, Ricky Schroder, Alyvia Alyn Lind, and many more made their way down the red carpet along Dollywood’s Showstreet. Dolly greeted her fans and members of the media alongside Alyvia Alyn Lind who plays Little Dolly. When asked what the “Little Dolly” inside her would have to say about all the excitement of the night Dolly said,

“I still feel like that little girl, that’s why I wanted Little Dolly, little Alyvia Lind, to be with me because it’s really kind of like going back in time…I feel like Mama and Daddy is kind of right here with us, and it’s very touching, and it’s very emotional.”


Jennifer Nettles shined as she talked about her role as Avie Lee. As Ricky Schroeder made his way down the red carpet, he shared his excitement to see the new film along with his fellow co-stars. Cameron Jones, a young New Zealand-born actor, was cast as Dolly’s Uncle Bill Owens. Cameron joked to reporters about living up to his real-life counterpart’s stellar good looks which have been something of a family treasure among the Partons.

Kelli Berglund, Mary Lane Haskell, Hannah Nordberg, Forrest Deal, Blane Crockarell along with many more stars from the film were on hand to pose for photos and talk to reporters from around the country. Several of Dolly’s family were also in attendance including her Uncle Bill, many of her brothers and sisters, several nieces and nephews, and other members of her extended family.

The event also drew a few Hollywood A-list stars including Rebecca Romijn and her husband, Jerry O’Connell. Rebecca is a huge Dolly Parton fan, so much so that she named her daughter after Dolly. Little Dolly Rebecca and her sister Charlie Tamara were there sharing their excitement to be at Dollywood for the premiere of the film.

Ricky Schroder, Dolly Parton, Sam Haskell, Jennifer Nettles & Alyvia Alyn Lind
Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton
Alyvia Alyn Lind
Dolly Parton & Alyvia Alyn Lind
Ricky Schroder
Jennifer Nettles
Jennifer Nettles
Cameron Jones
Cameron Jones
Kelli Berglund
Kelli Berglund
Hannah Nordberg
Mary Lane Haskell
Blane Crockarell
Blane Crockarell
Colby and Carter Zier with Parents Cheree and Justin Zier
Forrest Deal
Parker Sack
Dylan Michael Rowen
Pamela K. Long
Uncle Bill Owens
Trae Crowder (center)
Steve Summers
Rebecca Romijn with her husband Jerry O’Connell and daugthers 
Rachel Parton, Eric George & Freda Parton
Natalie Alyn Lind
Jaime and Jeff Conyers
Jada Roberts and family
Cassle Styles-Lee with Landon Lee and Hayden Lee
Huston and Randy Parton
Heidi Parton and Brian Norris
Emily Alyn Lind & Natalie Alyn Lind
Emily Alyn Lind & Natalie Alyn Lind
Debi Jo Hess
Ricky Schroder, Dolly Parton, Sam Haskell, Jennifer Nettles & Alyvia Alyn Lind

The park was open for general admission attendees as well who were delighted to catch a glimpse of some of their favorite stars from the film. Many of them had stood behind the red velvet ropes for well over four hours in anticipation of Dolly’s arrival along with the other stars of the new film.

The Coca-Cola Refresh Team brought the Coca-Cola Polar Bear to make photos for guests in attendance. Coca-Cola also offered special holiday beverage samplings.

Once the red carpet activities commenced, everyone gathered inside Dollywood’s Showstreet Palace theater to watch “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.”

Following the film viewing, the cast and special VIPs enjoyed hor d’oeuvres, desserts and beverages around Dolly’s Chasing Rainbows Museum. Everyone was treated to Dollywood’s all new Parade of Many Colors at the end of the night.

Last December, just in time for Christmas, Dolly delighted viewers and critics alike with her deeply heartwarming tale drawn straight from her inspiring real life and music. In the all-new holiday sequel, the Partons, a family of humble means living in the mountains of Tennessee, face a devastating event that challenges their will. But when they experience a bewildering Christmas miracle, the Partons are drawn closer together than ever – with deepened faith and love for one another.

“Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” airs on November 30 on NBC at 9/8c.

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