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‘A Real Live Dolly’

Published July 6, 1970 / 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.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
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Dolly records her first live album, ‘A Real Live Dolly,’ in Sevierville, Tenn. with special guest, Porter Wagoner

In 1970, Dolly released her first live album, ‘A Real Live Dolly’ on the RCA Nashville label. She recorded the album during a concert in the gym of her alma mater, Sevier County High School as part of the first Dolly Days event, a yearly celebration in Dolly’s hometown.

Several songs featured Porter Wagoner, her long-time duet partner and host of “The Porter Wagoner Show.” Porter also arranged the tracks. Comedian Speck Rhodes does a spoken comedy piece on the album. Rhodes was famous for his country comedy stylings on “The Porter Wagoner Show” and “Hee Haw” which also featured Dolly.

The album begins with an introduction by Cas Walker. Walker hosted a television show called “The Farm and Home Hour” that gave Dolly her start at the age of 10.

 

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Sevierville ‘Dolly Days’ Honor Dolly

Published April 11, 1970 / Last Updated August 23, 2015
Team Dolly

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
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
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Dolly’s hometown of Sevierville, Tenn. honors her with the first ‘Dolly Days’

‘Dolly Day’ or ‘Dolly Days’ began in 1970. Dolly credits Porter Wagoner as having a hand in the success of the first event and the production of the live album, “A Real Live Dolly,” she recorded during the first Dolly Day. She said,

“He insisted that the event be produced as a live album, and he arranged for many well-known Nashville musicians to be a part of it. The album was a success and it made me very proud.”

Many festivities were planned, including a Dolly Parade with Dolly as the grand marshal. The annual homecoming event is hosted in her hometown of Sevierville, Tenn.

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