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Dolly Parton Sells Out Two Shows At The Hollywood Bowl

Published October 4, 2016 / Last Updated October 4, 2016
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Dolly Parton’s Pure & Simple Tour lights up the Hollywood Bowl during two sold-out concerts.

Featured photo courtesy of Mary Alice Lovelace

From the iconic stage of the Hollywood Bowl, Dolly Parton delivered two back-to-back performances to sold-out crowds on Oct. 1 and 2. The Pure & Simple Tour promised a straightforward presentation of Dolly’s music and the heartfelt stories behind her songs and it delivered all that and more in the Hollywood Hills. Dolly said,

“It is so good to be back here at the Hollywood Bowl. Thank you for such a warm welcome. It’s good to be home. It’s kinda like my second home around these parts.”

Dolly and the band were on fire just as they have been since the 60-city North American tour kicked off back in June. The Hollywood Bowl shows mark a short break in the tour schedule. It continues on Nov. 15 in Pigeon Forge, TN but Dolly doesn’t plan on sitting around during the next six weeks. She is promoting her all new holiday film, “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love,” and releasing a new picture book, “Coat of Many Colors” (Grosset & Dunlap; on sale October 18, 2016). The book, with all-new illustrations by Brooke Boynton Hughes, features a downloadable exclusive original song by Dolly called “Making Fun Ain’t Funny.”

Ricky Schroder, Alyvia Alyn Lind and a few of their co-stars from the new film were among the fans present at the Hollywood Bowl. Sam Haskell, one of the movie’s executive producers, was also there to enjoy the concert!

The Pure & Simple Tour continues on Nov. 15 in Pigeon Forge, TN.

Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love,” airs on NBC on Nov. 30 and will be available on DVD on Dec. 20.

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Meet & Greet with “Coat of Many Colors” Illustrator

Published October 2, 2016 / Last Updated October 18, 2016
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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
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Dolly Parton invites “Coat of Many Colors” illustrator, Brooke Boynton-Hughes to her Meet & Greet at the Red Rocks tour stop.

The only thing as bright as Dolly’s rhinestones at her Red Rocks Meet & Greet event was the smile on Brooke Boynton-Hughes face! The Colorado native contributed beautiful illustrations for the re-release of Dolly’s children’s book, “Coat of Many Colors.” Within the pages of the book, Brooke’s art brings the story of the song to life. The little yellow-haired girl in her handmade coat is a perfect likeness to a young Dolly. Her cheeks, rosy with excitement about wearing her one-of-a-kind coat!

Dolly Parton - Ohio State Fair
 
Dolly Parton - Ohio State Fair
Dolly Parton's Coat Of Many Colors Children's Book
 
Dolly Parton's Coat Of Many Colors Children's Book

Brooke felt a similar delight when invited to Dolly’s backstage event during the Pure & Simple stop at Red Rocks in Colorado. Brooke said,

“It was so wonderful to meet Dolly! And her concert was honestly one of the coolest experiences of my life. I cried when Dolly sang ‘Coat of Many Colors’ and ‘Little Sparrow’ (which is probably my favorite of her songs and the ones I listened to a lot while working on the book).”

Like Dolly and Carl, Brooke and her husband enjoy traveling the country in their RV (named Daisy) along with their dog, Olive. She holds a BFA in Printmaking from Colorado State University and an MFA in Figurative Art from the New York Academy of Art. She has been a member of the Society of Children’s Book Writers and Illustrators since 2005.

“Coat of Many Colors” by Dolly Parton and illustrated by Brooke Boynton-Hughes is due out on Oct. 18 by Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers.

Following the book’s release, NBC is set to air “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.” This original movie is the sequel to the 2015 hit television movie “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors.”

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Dolly Parton Talks Love, Movies And More In Toronto

Published June 17, 2016 / Last Updated June 17, 2016
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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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Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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In Toronto, Dolly Parton speaks candidly about her new movie, the Imagination Library and the challenges facing the world today.

Photo Credit: Dustin Rabin Photography

All set to embark on the Canadian leg of her 60-city Pure & Simple tour, Dolly Parton charmed the audience at a press conference in Toronto with her quick wit and her optimistic outlook on life. She was candid about her career, the music industry and her upcoming plans. She added in a few jokes about politics and reminded everyone that the world needs much more love and kindness. In fact, love seemed to be a common thread in Dolly’s 45-minute long chat with reporters.

Dolly spoke about her 50th wedding anniversary which she recently celebrated with her husband, Carl Dean. She mentioned her movie deal with NBC and shared her excitement for a sequel to the 2015 record-breaking holiday special based on her song, “Coat of Many Colors.” The original cast will return for “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” this December.

Her message of love flowed naturally into her aspirations for her Imagination Library. Dolly says the free book-gifting organization hopes to soon have 100,000 registered children receiving books each month.

Dolly shared her fond appreciation for her fans from the LGBT community and expressed her sadness in the wake of the recent attack in Orlando, FL. Dolly said,

“I do have a big gay following, and I’m the patron saint to a lot of those guys and it makes me feel good. But as far as what happened in Orlando, that’s just horrible. It doesn’t matter what kind of a club it happened to be. It’s a hate crime, looks to me like what they say. I am not God, I am no judge, I just know that God loves us all.”

As the Pure & Simple Tour continues, fans of all ages and from all walks of life will come together to see and hear Dolly, pure and simple. In her closing remarks, Dolly’s contagious positivity shined as bright as the rhinestones on her suit when she said,

“Everyday I wake up with new dreams.”

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Penguin To Publish “Coat of Many Colors” With All-New Illustrations

Published June 10, 2016 / Last Updated June 15, 2016
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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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Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Penguin Young Readers will publish Dolly Parton’s children’s book “Coat of Many Colors” with all-new illustrations by Brooke Boynton-Hughes.

Dolly Parton will publish “Coat of Many Colors,” a picture book for young readers, with Grosset & Dunlap, an imprint of Penguin Young Readers, on October 18, 2016. The book, with all-new illustrations by Brooke Boynton Hughes, will feature “Making Fun Ain’t Funny,” a downloadable exclusive original song written by Dolly.

Using lyrics from her classic song “Coat of Many Colors,” and inspired by Dolly’s rural upbringing in the Great Smoky Mountains of East Tennessee, the picture book tells the story of a young girl in need of a warm winter coat. When her mother sews her a coat made of rags, the girl is mocked by classmates for being poor. But Dolly’s trademark positivity carries through to the end as the girl realizes that her coat was made with love “in every stitch.”

Francesco Sedita, President and Publisher, Grosset & Dunlap, said,

“As someone who grew up listening to Dolly Parton with my family, having this very special opportunity to work on the ‘Coat of Many Colors’ picture book has been a lifelong dream come true. The book—and the song, of course—really speaks to how important family and community is. And how vital it is to respect those around us and to be grateful for what we have. I believe this book is one that will be passed down for generations to come.”

Coat of Many Colors is the latest project in Dolly’s longtime mission to foster a love of reading in children from a young age. In 1988, she began the Dollywood Foundation to inspire children in her home community to dream more, learn more, care more, and be more. The Foundation’s signature program, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library, works with local affiliates to give every preschool child a book each month from birth to age five. The Imagination Library has gifted over 80 million books in Australia, Canada, the United Kingdom and the United States. The program has enjoyed a long-standing partnership with Penguin Random House.

Following the publication of the book, NBC will air the sequel to last year’s hit television movie “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors.” In “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love,” the Partons, a family of humble means living in the mountains of Tennessee, face a devastating event that challenges their will. But when they experience a bewildering Christmas miracle, the Partons are drawn closer together than ever—with deepened faith and love for one another.

This summer, Dolly will embark on her “Pure & Simple” tour traveling to 60 cities across North America. The tour includes a stop in Pigeon Forge, TN on Nov. 15 benefiting Dolly’s Imagination Library.

Brooke Boynton Hughes is an artist and illustrator originally from Loveland, Colorado. She received her BFA in Printmaking from Colorado State University and her MFA in Figurative Art from the New York Academy of Art. Brooke works on children’s books and travels around the country with her husband, Bill, and their dog, Olive.

Penguin Random House is the world’s most global trade book publisher. Its publishing lists include more than 70 Nobel Prize laureates and hundreds of the world’s most widely read authors.

Learn more about Dolly’s second children’s book “I Am a Rainbow.”

Team DollyPenguin To Publish “Coat of Many Colors” With All-New Illustrations

Fans Love Dolly, Pure And Simple!

Published June 7, 2016 / Last Updated June 7, 2016
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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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Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Fans embrace Dolly Parton’s Pure & Simple tour with overwhelming love on opening weekend.

Photo Credit: © Mary Alice Lovelace

Dolly Parton’s Pure & Simple tour is off and running, thanks to the overwhelming love she received from fans on opening weekend. As the tour winds its way across the United States and Canada, Dolly will take the stage sharing stories, singing songs and entertaining her fans night after night.

During the two-hour long show, Dolly plays a multitude of instruments, including electric guitar, banjo, fiddle, dulcimer, piano and the autoharp. From the stage, Dolly expressed her gratitude to her fans,

“It is fun being on the road again. I’ve been at it a long time. I appreciate you for allowing that to happen.”

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Dolly shares pure and simple stories behind some of her songs such as “Coat of Many Colors.” The set list includes the hits her fans love, along with a few new songs from Dolly’s forthcoming album, “Pure & Simple,” set for release this summer.

The iconic performer, entrepreneur and entertainment mogul will not only be touring the country, but she’s also executive producing “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.” Coming off the phenomenal performance of last year’s holiday special, and looking to recapture the enthusiasm of the nearly 16 million viewers who tuned in, Dolly is teaming up with Pamela K. Long and Sam Haskell as executive producers on the NBC film. The original cast will return for the sequel: Jennifer Nettles as Avie Lee Parton, Ricky Schroder as Robert Lee Parton, Gerald McRaney as Rev. Jake Owens and Alyvia Alyn Lind as young Dolly Parton.

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