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Grand Ole Opry Celebrates Dolly Parton’s 50th Anniversary Of Opry Membership

Published October 14, 2019 / Last Updated October 14, 2019

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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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Dolly Parton Performed Two Sold-Out Shows At The Grand Ole Opry To Cap A Week-Long Salute

NBC Television Special “Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Grand Ole Opry” To Air Tues., Nov. 26

The Grand Ole Opry celebrated Dolly Parton’s 50th anniversary as an Opry member on Oct. 12, 2019, with two sold-out shows honoring arguably country music’s greatest global ambassador.

The superstar performed on both sold-out shows, capping the week-long celebration of Parton’s impact on music and the Opry. The Opry star performed some of her biggest hits for the sold-out crowd including “Joshua,” “Jolene,” “My Tennessee Mountain Home,” “Coat of Many Colors,” “Here You Come Again,” “9 to 5,” and “I Will Always Love You.” She also welcomed banjo great Buck Trent, a member of Porter Wagoner’s “Wagonmasters” who played lead guitar on Parton’s classics “I Will Always Love You” and “Jolene,” to perform Wagoner’s “Carroll County Accident.”

“Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Grand Ole Opry”

Select performances from Friday night’s Opry as well as tonight’s show were filmed for an NBC Television special “Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Grand Ole Opry” which airs Tuesday, Nov. 26 from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT. The special celebrates Parton’s 50 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry and will feature new interviews as well as performances from Parton and some of her superstar friends who performed in her honor – Dierks Bentley, Emmylou Harris, Chris Janson, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Margo Price, Hank Williams Jr., and others.

Between shows, at a backstage reception with Dolly’s fellow Opry members, friends, family and artists who participated in Dolly Week, Tennessee’s Governor Bill Lee presented her with a proclamation declaring October 12 as Dolly Parton Day.

Dolly Parton performs Jolene at Grand Ole Opry from Official Dolly Parton on Vimeo.

On The Horizon

Netflix will be releasing an eight-part anthology film series called Heartstrings through her Sandollar Productions in association with Magnolia Hill Productions, with each individual film based on one of Dolly’s masterful songs. This will be released on Netflix in the fall of 2019.

Up next, Dolly has partnered with IMG on an exclusive marketing/branding deal for 2020. Next year will also mark the 33rd anniversary season for Dollywood, her theme park in Pigeon Forge, Tenn., which since 1986 has hosted more than 2 million visitors annually.

©Grand Ole Opry | Photos by Chris Hollo
Additional Photos Provided by Curtis Hilbun

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© Grand Ole Opry | Photo by Chris Hollo
New Dolly-Inspired From The HeART Collection at Kirkland’s
© Photo by Curtis Hilbun
© Photo by Curtis Hilbun
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Team DollyGrand Ole Opry Celebrates Dolly Parton’s 50th Anniversary Of Opry Membership

Enter To Win: Meet Dolly Parton At Her SOLD-OUT 50th Anniversary Grand Ole Opry Performance

Published August 20, 2019 / Last Updated August 20, 2019

Team Dolly

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.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman

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Dolly Parton is about to celebrate 50 incredible years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry, and she wants YOU to be there as her VIP guest. Time to skip out on your 9-5, pack your most bedazzled clothes and head to Nashville to join the Queen of Country herself at the world-famous Opry House. You’ll enjoy a backstage tour, exclusive passes to the exhibit “Dolly: My Opry Memories” and even have your own private dressing room, which is where Dolly will meet you to chat and take a picture. Then, you’ll watch Dolly’s knock-your-socks-off anniversary performance from the best spot in the house. Flights and stay at the Gaylord Opryland Resort included.

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