Awards & Milestones

Dolly Parton & Zach Williams Win GRAMMY With “There Was Jesus”

Published March 15, 2021 / Last Updated March 15, 2021
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Dolly Parton and Zach Williams win the GRAMMY® for Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song for their collaboration on, “There Was Jesus.”

Last night at the 63rd GRAMMY® Awards, Zach Williams and Dolly Parton won the Best Contemporary Christian Music Performance/Song award for their number 1 hit, “There Was Jesus.” This marks Dolly’s 11th Grammy win, including her Lifetime Achievement Award and MusiCares Person of the Year Award. This is Zach Williams’ second GRAMMY win. Dolly said,

“Thank you Jesus, thank you Zach Williams, and thank you to the GRAMMYS and all of our fans. I am very humbled but proud.”

In September, the duet hit number 1 on the following Christian charts: Billboard Airplay, Billboard AC Monitored, Billboard AC Indicator, Mediabase Audience, Mediabase AC Monitored and Mediabase AC Activator. In the earliest stages of this collaboration, Dolly was very touched by the lyrics and said,

“When I heard the song, I thought it was one of the best songs I’d ever heard. I was at that time, wanting to do something more uplifting, and I feel like it was a Godsend.”

See a full list of winners from 83 categories who were honored at the 63rd GRAMMY® Awards.

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Happy Valentine’s Day! Love, Dolly

Published February 12, 2021 / Last Updated February 25, 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 shares her favorite Valentine’s Day gift, thoughts on matchmaking and more in a special message sprinkled with hearts, candy and hugs!

Love flows from Dolly’s heart as freely and gently as a Smoky Mountain stream, so what could be more endearing than a Valentine message from one of the world’s most lovable people? Dolly believes we need the healing power of love now more than ever. And she has a lovely Valentine’s Day message for her fans. Dolly says,

“There’s a lot of love out there and yes, I believe that good always wins.”

Watch to see what Dolly’s favorite Valentine’s Day gift is, see what she says about being a matchmaker and discover her secret to releasing stress!

Top 10 Love Songs

Flowers and chocolates are good, but Dolly’s Top 10 Love Songs are great! Hum along to your favorites or serenade your sweetheart.

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Dolly’s Scent From Above

Published February 5, 2021 / Last Updated February 5, 2021
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Dolly Parton announced her new fragrance, “Dolly – Scent From Above.”

Scent From Above, Dolly’s new fragrance, was revealed in an upcoming Super Bowl ad from Squarespace. The new perfume will launch in July. In the meantime, visit dollyfragrance.com to order a deluxe sample size. Dolly said,

“I’ve been lucky enough in my lifetime to see a lot of my dreams come true. Getting to share my perfume with the world is another one that I can now add to the list. I have often said that if you want to see your dreams come true, you have to give them wings, and I truly believe this one is scent from above.”

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Randy Parton, Dolly’s Youngest Brother, Dies At Age 67

Published January 21, 2021 / Last Updated February 25, 2021
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Dolly’s youngest brother, Randy Parton, passed away on Thursday in Sevierville, TN. He was 67 years old.

Dolly often referred to Randy as their Christmas Baby. Randel Huston Parton was born on December 15, 1953. Dolly said,

“We’ve lost our baby brother, Randy and we are absolutely heartbroken. Fly high baby brother, you will always be my Christmas baby and I will always love you.”

Like Dolly and many of the Parton family, Randy was a very talented singer, songwriter and musician. Back in 1980, Randy sang on Dolly’s hit song, “Old Flames (Can’t Hold a Candle to You).” And just recently he joined her again on a song she wrote specifically about him for her holiday release, A Holly Dolly Christmas. Dolly, Randy and Randy’s daughter, Heidi Parton, blended beautiful family harmonies on “You Are My Christmas.”

Of course, there are so many more good things to say about Randy Parton. How much he will be missed by those closest to him. And how his own fans will miss his soulful baritone and enchanting storytelling at Dollywood’s My People Show where he performed for many years alongside other members of the Parton family.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations in honor of Randy and their father Lee Parton be made to the Imagination Library.

Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas
 
Dollywood’s Smoky Mountain Christmas
 
 
 

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Dolly Parton Shares Sad News Of Her Brother Randy Parton’s Passing

Published January 21, 2021 / Last Updated February 25, 2021
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Dolly shares a message about the loss of her baby brother, Randy Parton.

My brother Randy has lost his battle with cancer. The family and I are grieving his loss but we know he is in a better place than we are at this time. We are a family of faith and we believe that he is safe with God and that he is joined by members of the family that have gone on before and have welcomed him with joy and open arms.

Randy was a great singer, writer, and entertainer. He sang, played guitar and bass in my band for many years. He headed his own show at Dollywood since it opened in 1986. He’s had several chart records of his own, but his duet with me on “Old Flames Can’t Hold A Candle To You” will always be a highlight in my own career.

“You Are My Christmas,” our duet on my latest Christmas album, joined with his daughter Heidi, will always be a favorite. It was his last musical recording and he shined on it just like he’s shining in heaven now.

He is survived by his wife Deb, his daughter Heidi, son Sabyn, grandsons Huston and Trent.

We will always love him and he will always be in our hearts,

Dolly Parton and Family

Those wishing to pay tribute to Randy can make a donation to the Imagination Library in honor of his dad, Robert Lee Parton.

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