Dolly’s Christmas Traditions And A Note To Jolene

Published December 22, 2020 / Last Updated December 22, 2020
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Dolly shares some special Christmas stories and sends a holiday message to Jolene.

It’s Christmas and Dolly is sharing a few of her favorite childhood memories. She recalls the excitement in their home when it came time to get and decorate a tree. This tender memory comes to life within the lyrics of “Comin’ Home For Christmas.” The handmade ornaments and tinfoil star were some of the most treasured in those days, mainly because of the special care and love her mother put into the preparations. Dolly said,

“In those early days, we didn’t even have electricity so we didn’t have electric lights for it. Mama was always great with making things out of colored paper or different rags that she would tie. We could make bows out of colored rags…Mama always made everything special.”

Dolly shares this memory and more in her Christmas message. She also adds a last-minute holiday message for Jolene.

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Dolly’s New Virtual Holiday Cards With American Greetings

Published November 24, 2020 / Last Updated November 24, 2020
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There’s a new exclusive line of holiday cards and a custom e-card spotlighting a song from Dolly’s #1 Album A Holly Dolly Christmas

Dolly Parton and American Greetings announce their latest collaboration, A Holly Dolly Christmas Collection, just in time for the holidays. Spurred by the success of Dolly’s initial Everyday Card collection and her SmashUp “Birthday Time” e-card, these holiday cards in collaboration with the global superstar will bring more joy, hope, love and laughter to families around the world. Dolly said,

“Knowing that I can be a small part of making someone’s day a little brighter is such a great feeling, and this holiday season, especially, it helps to know someone you love is thinking about you.”

Earlier this year American Greetings announced a multi-year partnership with Dolly that includes digital and physical products integrating the legendary singer-songwriter’s music in unique ways. “Birthday Time,” Parton’s SmashUp initial digital ecard offering, has been sent more than 500,000 times since its launch six months ago.

“Dolly’s message of joy, hope and humor has really resonated with our customers, as evidenced by the resounding success of her SmashUp and the initial launch of her Everyday Card line,” says Rob Matousek, Executive Director/GM – Direct to Consumer Business at American Greetings. Rob went on to say,

“As we approached the holidays, we wanted to bring an additional offering of digital products to market. We believe Dolly’s curated collection of holiday cards and a musical e-card featuring her rendition of ‘Holly Jolly Christmas’ are the perfect pairing for the season.”

Discover Dolly Parton’s American Greetings holiday collection and Dolly’s everyday cards. Dolly Parton SmashUps are available on AmericanGreetings.com, BlueMountain.com and on the SmashUps apps available for iPhone and Android.

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Pandora LIVE Featuring Dolly Parton & Friends Holiday Special

Published November 20, 2020 / Last Updated November 20, 2020
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Dolly Parton and friends take to the Pandora LIVE stage for a Holiday Special Friday, December 4, 9:00 PM EST/6:00 PM PST

Virtual Event includes performances by Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Brett Eldredge and Carly Pearce

Pandora announced today that Dolly Parton will bring some holiday cheer to the Pandora LIVE stage as she’s joined by Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Brett Eldredge and Carly Pearce for a special virtual celebration on December 4, at 9:00 PM EST/6:00 PM PST. Pandora LIVE is the continuation of the popular live event turned virtual series that features top artists from all genres, including country, rock, R&B, and more. Listeners can RSVP for the free event online.

To get in the holiday spirit leading up to the event, attendees can tune into Christmas Radio and Holiday Hits on Pandora. Both stations now feature Modes, a new feature that allows users to customize their station listening experience based on a musical theme.

Special “Dear Dolly” Segment

Taking place in a Nashville studio majestically decorated for the holidays, the evening will feature each artist performing classic holiday tunes backed by Dolly’s longtime band members. Exclusive interviews will be included where the guests recall their favorite memories of Dolly and talk about their favorite holiday traditions. Additionally, children around the country will act as the evening’s interviewers, asking Dolly about her holiday traditions in a special “Dear Dolly” segment. Pandora and flavor brand McCormick will be partnering for a charitable donation to Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library and encourage viewers to get involved and give the gift of reading this holiday season.

Dolly Parton, an 11-time Grammy award winner and member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1969 is the first country artist to have a top 20 Billboard single across 7 consecutive decades (from the 60s through the 20s). For her Pandora LIVE performance, she’ll be performing tracks from her latest release “A Holly Dolly Christmas” which debuted at #1 on Billboard’s Country Albums and Holiday Albums chart.

Tasha Cobbs Leonard

Tasha Cobbs Leonard is one of the strongest voices in gospel music right now. Her achievements include 1 Platinum record, 3 Gold records and 600 million lifetime streams on Pandora. A Grammy winner for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance, she is also the recipient of 13 Stellar Awards and 12 Dove Awards.

Brett Eldredge

Country music superstar Brett Eldredge’s fifth studio album “Sunday Drive” was the top-selling country album upon release, marking his fifth Top 5 on the Top Country Albums chart. His fan-favorite Christmas record “Glow” debuted at No. 2 on the country charts and features the Billboard Adult Contemporary and Holiday Music Chart-topping duet “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” with Meghan Trainor. The album has spawned an annual headlining holiday tour, and he recently joined Kelly Clarkson for original duet “Under The Mistletoe.” He’s earned 1.5 billion lifetime streams on Pandora and thanks to Snapple, some of his top listeners will have the opportunity to participate in a virtual meet and greet with Brett prior to the performance.

Carly Pearce

Life comes full circle for Carly Pearce who left her Kentucky home and high school at 16 to take a job at Dollywood and is now sharing the stage with Dolly for Pandora LIVE. Carly had the most CMA Award nods for any new artist nominee this year for her No. 1 hit song “I Hope You’re Happy Now” and took home this year’s trophy for Musical Event of the Year.

Event sponsors have helped to create a truly unique virtual event experience that brings interactive fan activities and exclusive content together in an innovative and engaging way. Leading up to the show, Sierra® will get fans in the holiday spirit with a curated gift guide and a chance to test their artist knowledge with pre-show trivia.

Virtual Photo Booth

During the show, fans will be invited to pose in the Meow Mix virtual photo booth and partake in the interactive chat hosted by Wendy’s. CarMax will provide a limited amount of exclusive artist merchandise for attendees on a first-come, first-served code redemption basis.

For fans looking to continue the celebration after the show, Wendy’s will be partnering with a social influencer to host an official virtual afterparty on Instagram Live and soon will announce a deal for fans to enjoy Wendy’s at home during the show. For fans looking for more music, LendingTree Powered by VantageScore will invite fans to check out the new Pandora Live: Backstage with Dolly Parton station on Pandora featuring commentary from Dolly.

RSVP now for Pandora Live Holiday Special Featuring Dolly Parton & Friends!

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“A HOLLY DOLLY CHRISTMAS” CBS Television Special

Published November 12, 2020 / Last Updated November 12, 2020
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Dolly will share holiday classics and personal memories in her new entertainment special, “A HOLLY DOLLY CHRISTMAS,” on Sunday, December 6, on CBS.

Global icon and country music superstar Dolly Parton shares the spirit of the holidays in her new one-hour entertainment special “A HOLLY DOLLY CHRISTMAS,” to be broadcast Sunday, Dec. 6 (8:30-9:30 PM, ET/8:00-9:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network and available to stream live and on demand on CBS All Access.

Christmas is Dolly Parton’s favorite time of year, and America’s beloved entertainer is excited to share some much-needed joy and holiday cheer at the end of this challenging year. Performing from an intimate, candlelit set, Dolly brings both powerful, faith-filled hymns and light-hearted holiday classics to viewers, sharing personal Christmas stories and faith-based recollections of the season, interspersed with songs from her new, record-breaking #1 holiday album A Holly Dolly Christmas.

“I am so proud to be a part of the CBS family this holiday season with my new Christmas special,” said Dolly Parton.

“When Dolly Parton calls and tells you she wants to do a Christmas show, you don’t hesitate,” said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music & Live Events/Alternative & Reality for CBS.

“A special with the multi-Grammy Award-winning, prolific song-writing, epic live performer of all time? She had us at hello. There’s only one Dolly Parton, and we are so excited to be bringing her to viewers this holiday season.”

“A HOLLY DOLLY CHRISTMAS” is produced by Sandollar Productions and NOZ Entertainment. Executive producers are Dolly Parton and Danny Nozell.

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“Dolly Parton’s Comin’ Home for Christmas” On Amazon Music Nov. 13

Published November 9, 2020 / Last Updated November 9, 2020
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Amazon Music announces a new holiday experience, “Dolly Parton’s Comin’ Home for Christmas,” hosted by Emmy Award winner Leslie Jordan

Today, Amazon Music announced “Dolly Parton’s Comin’ Home for Christmas”, an exclusive holiday experience featuring a performance and Q&A for fans with the country music icon. Emmy Award winner Leslie Jordan will host the event beginning at 10am PT/12pm CT on November 13 via Amazon Music’s Twitch channel and within the Amazon Music mobile app via Twitch and Amazon Music’s new live streaming functionality, as well as on Amazon Live – Amazon.com/live – on desktop, mobile, Fire tablet, or via the Amazon Shopping App on Fire TV.

“The memories of home and the joy that surrounds the holiday season made ‘COMIN’ HOME FOR CHRISTMAS’ the perfect title for this very special event with Amazon Music,” says Dolly Parton. “Even though this year has in many ways kept us apart from one another, I hope this special will bring us all together!”

“Dolly Parton’s Comin’ Home for Christmas” will include a performance by Dolly of new music from her latest album, A Holly Dolly Christmas, including, “Circle of Love,” “Comin’ Home For Christmas” and “Mary, Did You Know?” Dolly will then join live to take questions from viewers, who can submit questions beforehand by commenting on her social posts about the event. Host Leslie Jordan said,

“Well, Sh*t. Meeting Dolly was like getting every gift I ever wanted under the Christmas tree. Her Christmas program on Amazon will be a gift to us all. What a joy it will be to join her as the host on November 13th.”

Amazon Music and Amazon Live have also collaborated with Dolly to raise awareness for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, a book gifting program that gifts free, high-quality books to children from birth until they begin school, no matter their family’s income. The stream will include a link for viewers interested in learning more about the organization. The Imagination Library will be the subject of a new feature-length documentary set to air on Facebook on December 9, 2020. Watch the trailer for “The Library That Dolly Built.”

To get ready for the event, fans can shop Dolly Parton’s Amazon Music store to find exclusive merch items they cannot find anywhere else, including a wide variety of tees, hoodies, and popsockets. Additionally, Amazon Music is featuring two exclusive bonus tracks from A Holly Dolly Christmas, “The Wishbook” and “Three Candles.” Further, only Amazon is offering her new 8-track and cassette for A Holly Dolly Christmas, each containing a bonus track.

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