Join Dolly for an all-day Christmas extravaganza with “CMT’s Holly Dolly Christmas Movie Marathon” featuring classic holiday films, Dolly-themed “CMT Hot 20 Countdown” episode and more.
Tis the season to be Dolly! Today, CMT and global music icon Dolly Parton announced an epic all-day Christmas extravaganza on Saturday, December 5. “CMT’s Holly Dolly Christmas Movie Marathon” will feature a full Dolly channel takeover that includes a holiday movie marathon, classic music videos, a full episode of “CMT Hot 20 Countdown,” personal anecdotes from Dolly and more.
Kicking off the holiday festivities will be an entirely Dolly-themed episode of “CMT Hot 20 Countdown” airing at 9am ET/8am CT. Hosted by CMT’s Cody Alan and Katie Cook, the show will welcome Dolly as its only guest of the weekend to chat about her new album, A Holly Dolly Christmas, preview the holiday movie marathon and take a look back at her 30+ year history with CMT.
The main event – “CMT’s Holly Dolly Christmas Movie Marathon” – will begin directly following the episode and feature the most iconic Dolly films of all time: Coat of Many Colors, Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love, Unlikely Angel and Steel Magnolias. Throughout the marathon, fans can expect some fun Dolly surprises including personal holiday reflections and Christmas memories from Dolly herself, a tease for her upcoming CBS special and much more to make this ‘Holly Dolly Christmas’ truly unforgettable.
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Dolly is No. 4 in CMT’s 40 Greatest Women of Country Music a three-part series on CMT hosted by Billy Campbell
On Aug. 30, 2002, Country Music Television started its three-part series “The 40 Greatest Women of Country Music,” hosted by actor Billy Campbell. Dolly claimed the No. 4 spot, behind Patsy Cline, Tammy Wynette and Loretta Lynn, who placed one through three, respectively.
Dolly is interviewed throughout and several of her songs are highlighted, including “Here You Come Again” and “Dumb Blonde.” The show also featured interviews with other artists like Emmylou Harris and Barbara Mandrell, who commented on Dolly’s illustrious career and contributions to country music.
According to CMT, the list was selected by hundreds of artists, music historians, music journalists, and music industry professionals who considered every aspect of what a great artist is, from her musically groundbreaking body of work to her overall contributions to the ever-changing world of country music. Country music historian Robert K. Oerman said of Dolly during the special,
“No one can touch her. No one can touch the hem of her dress as far as I’m concerned.”
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