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New Audiobook “Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics”

Published August 6, 2020 / Last Updated August 6, 2020

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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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RBmedia® Announces a Landmark Original Audiobook Production: “Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics”

The legendary singer-songwriter delivers this compelling audio experience in her own words, sharing her most beloved songs and the stories behind them.

RBmedia, a leading spoken audio and digital media platform company, today announced that it has concluded a deal for an original audiobook production of “Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics,” a landmark celebration of the remarkable life and career of a country music and pop-culture legend.

Produced by Recorded Books®, RBmedia’s flagship publishing brand, “Songteller” features Dolly Parton in her own words, telling personal stories, sharing treasured memories, and revealing candid insights into the creative process behind her music and lyrics. A celebration of over 60 years of songwriting, the audiobook weaves Dolly’s most personal stories around samples of nearly 100 of her most cherished songs.

What was life like growing up in a one-bedroom log cabin with 11 siblings? How close did Dolly come to singing “I Will Always Love You” as a duet with Elvis? How did she become an actress? Who was Jolene? Listen as Dolly Parton answers these questions and many more about her life and music in this original audiobook recorded by the artist in Nashville, TN.

“Across my life, I’ve written thousands of songs. This fall, for the first time ever, we’re spotlighting a hundred of my favorites in my new audiobook, Dolly Parton, ‘Songteller.’ Not only will you be able to revisit my life in lyrics, but I’ll tell you never-before-heard stories behind the songs. I am so thrilled to announce my collaboration with Recorded Books to create this unique audio experience.”

In “Songteller,” Dolly explores her most famous, influential, and beloved songs that have defined her storied career as a songwriter, singer, and entertainer.

“Above all else, Dolly Parton truly is a Songteller,” says Troy Juliar, Chief Content Officer for RBmedia. “In this unique audio experience, she carries fans with her on a journey behind the scenes of her legendary music career. We are honored to be the publisher that shares these remarkable stories and memories with everyone who loves music history, country music, and Dolly Parton.”

“Dolly Parton, Songteller: My Life in Lyrics” will be available on November 17, 2020, in both CD and digital audiobook form, and is currently available for preorder on Amazon. As a companion to the “Songteller” audiobook, an illustrated book of the same name is being published by Chronicle Books.

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“Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings” (Netflix) Receives 2020 EMMY® Nomination

Published July 29, 2020 / Last Updated July 29, 2020

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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

72nd Emmy® Awards nominations announced as Television Academy recognizes fresh faces and longtime favorites including Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings (Netflix)

Nominations for the 72nd Emmy® Awards were announced today recognizing a host of groundbreaking new programs and up-and-coming talent, along with beloved performers and hit shows that have been integral in helping television viewers navigate a changing world.

Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings: These Old Bones (Netflix • A Warner Bros. Television Production) is nominated for Outstanding Television Movie. The film stars Kathleen Turner, Ginnifer Goodwin and Kyle Bornheimer. Based on the stories and songs of Dolly Parton and written for television by Jim Strain it is about a mysterious mountain woman who steps into the spotlight as a lawyer struggles to find her voice of seeing, believing and everything between. Dolly said,

“‘These Old Bones’ from Heartstrings is my personal favorite of all of the shows in the series. It’s based on a true character from my childhood. Kathleen Turner did a wonderful job portraying ‘Old Bones.’ Thanks to Ginnifer Goodwin and all of the other wonderful actors who helped bring this story to life. Thanks to the Academy, Netflix, Warner Bros. and especially my partner and executive producer Sam Haskell.

This nomination marks Dolly’s third EMMY® Award nomination. She received her first in 1978 for Outstanding Continuing Or Single Performance By A Supporting Actress In Variety Or Music which she received for her role on ABC’s Cher…Special. In 2017, Dolly Parton’s Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love (NBC) was nominated for Outstanding Television Movie.

Nomination Ceremony

The live nomination ceremony, reimagined as a virtual event due to production restrictions resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic, was hosted by Supermarket Sweep star and Saturday Night Live alumnus Leslie Jones with presenters Laverne Cox (Inventing Anna), Josh Gad (Central Park), Tatiana Maslany (Perry Mason) and Television Academy Chairman and CEO Frank Scherma.

Netflix leads the nominations in totals by platform with 160, setting a record previously held by HBO with 137 nominations in 2019. HBO had the second-most nominations with 107, and rounding out the top five were NBC with 47, ABC with 36 and FX with 33.

Full List Of Nominations

72nd Emmy® Awards

The 72nd Emmy® Awards will be hosted by Jimmy Kimmel, who also serves as executive producer for television’s biggest night. Recently announced executive producers for the telecast include Guy Carrington, Reginald Hudlin, David Jammy and Ian Stewart. The show will be broadcast, SUNDAY, SEPT. 20 (8:00-11:00 p.m. EDT/5:00-8:00 p.m. PDT), on ABC. The 2020 Creative Arts Awards will air on FXX on Saturday, September 19 at 8:00 p.m. EDT/PDT.

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Dolly Parton Appearing At The First Virtual PaleyFest LA

Published July 27, 2020 / Last Updated July 28, 2020

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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

The Paley Center for Media announces the first Virtual Paleyfest LA and Dolly Parton is among those selected.

PaleyFest LA selections include Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings, Justin Bieber: Seasons, Late Night with Seth Meyers, The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, Mrs. America, One Day at a Time, Outlander, Ozark, and Queer Eye.

The Paley Center for Media today announced that PaleyFest LA, the country’s premier television festival will be held virtually for the first time on the Paley Center’s YouTube Channel, with Citi serving as the official sponsor. Starting on Friday, August 7, all programs will be available for view to Citi cardmembers, and Paley Patron and Supporting Members; Sunday, August 9, to Paley Center Individual Members; Monday, August 10 to the public.

The Virtual PaleyFest LA selections include Netflix’s Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings, YouTube’s Justin Bieber: Seasons, NBC’s Late Night with Seth Meyers, Amazon Prime Video’s The Marvelous Mrs. Maisel, FX on Hulu’s Mrs. America, Pop TV’s One Day at a Time, Starz’s Outlander, Netflix’s Ozark, and Netflix’s Queer Eye.

Additionally, the Paley Center will host a conversation with the cast and creative team from Pop TV’s Schitt’s Creek, as they reflect on their sixth and final season. This special PaleyFest presentation will be available exclusively to Citi cardmembers and Paley Center members for view on the Paley Center’s website.

Television fans who become a Paley Member will have the opportunity to watch the exclusive Schitt’s Creek event. Additionally, fans who make a tax-deductible donation of $50 or more to the Paley Center, a registered 501 (c)(3) nonprofit organization, will see their name included onscreen during the closing credit of each PaleyFest event. To learn more please visit paleyfest.org.

“PaleyFest LA has been the premier television festival in the country for more than thirty-five years, and to adapt to the challenges of 2020, we’re thrilled to present the first Virtual PaleyFest on our Paley YouTube channel,” said Maureen J. Reidy, the Paley Center’s President & CEO. “We look forward to presenting this incredible lineup of programs featuring the shows that comfort us, make us laugh, take us into a world of mystery, and shine a light on pressing social issues. We’re also grateful to Citi for their continued support of PaleyFest.”

PaleyFest supports the Paley Center’s many education initiatives including education workshops serving 10,000 youth annually, the Paley Impact series which features programs centered around today’s most pressing social issues and the role of media in our society, and the continued preservation of the Paley Archive, featuring 160,000 historically significant television and radio programs.

Selections Can Be Viewed for Free on the Paley Center’s YouTube Channel

Citi Serves as Official Sponsor

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Dolly Parton Greeting Cards Collection Now In Walmart

Published July 21, 2020 / Last Updated July 21, 2020

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

American Greetings and Walmart launch the Dolly Parton Greeting Cards Collection

American Greetings and global superstar Dolly Parton have partnered to spread joy and bring magic to the world through the launch of an exclusive multi-year license for greeting cards.

“Cards are still a great way to connect because they’re more personal,” said Parton. “These days everything is all social media — but don’t you just love going to the mailbox, getting a card that has your name on it, opening it up and it says something special? It touches your heart, and hopefully my cards will always touch your heart.”

Available now and exclusively at Walmart and walmart.com, the Dolly Parton Greeting Card Collection includes 20 cards designed specifically to capture the unique warmth and personality of Parton, epitomized by the tagline “Cards with heart, humor and hope.”

“With the huge healthcare, economic and other stresses of 2020, the timing is right for Dolly’s thoughtfulness, love and kindness,” said Jess Matisz, Executive Director, Shopper Marketing at American Greetings. “That’s why we’re so excited to announce the launch of our new collection of Dolly Parton Greeting Cards.”

The collection is a part of American Greetings’ multi-year partnership with Parton, which includes digital and physical products that integrate the legendary singer-songwriter’s music in unique ways, one of which is a “SmashUp,” personalized video greeting.

Watch a sample.

“As anticipated, since launching in May, the Dolly Parton SmashUp has been the most sent ecard on both sites where it’s offered,” said Rob Matousek, Executive Director/GM – Direct to Consumer Business at American Greetings.  “We expect a similar response to the fantastic Dolly Parton greeting cards now available at Walmart.”

Learn more about the Dolly Parton Greeting Cards Collection

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Dolly Parton To Appear At First-Ever Virtual GLAAD Media Awards

Published July 10, 2020 / Last Updated July 10, 2020

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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

The first-ever virtual GLAAD Media Awards will include Dolly Parton along with Lil Nas X, Gabrielle Union, Dwyane Wade and many more.

GLAAD, the world’s largest lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ) media advocacy organization, announced a virtual ceremony for the 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards on Thursday, July 30. The virtual ceremony will replace the original ceremonies planned for earlier this year. The event will stream on GLAAD’s Facebook and YouTube on July 30 at 8 pm ET and will air on Logo on August 3 at 8 pm ET.

Comedians Fortune Feimster and Gina Yashere will host the virtual ceremony on July 30, which will feature Dolly Parton among a host of other special appearances including Grammy-nominated duo Chloe x Halle. Other special guests include Cara Delevingne (Suicide Squad, Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets), Kaitlyn Dever (Booksmart), WWE superstar Sonya Deville, Beanie Feldstein (Booksmart), Jonica T. Gibbs (Twenties), Dan Levy (Schitt’s Creek), Lil Nas X, Rachel Maddow (The Rachel Maddow Show), Ryan O’Connell (Special). Also set to appear are Peppermint (RuPaul’s Drag Race, Head Over Heels), the cast and producers of Pose, trans model and advocate Geena Rocero, Angelica Ross (Pose, American Horror Story), comedian Benito Skinner, Brian Michael Smith (9-1-1: Lone Star, The L Word: Generation Q), Dwyane Wade & Gabrielle Union, Lena Waithe (Master of None, Queen & Slim, Twenties), Olivia Wilde (Booksmart, House), and Raquel Willis (Writer, Activist, Director of Communications – Ms. Foundation) will appear during the virtual event.

“Among this year’s nominees are a wide range of stories and narratives about LGBTQ people of different races, ethnicities, genders, religions, and other identities that demonstrate the power of inclusion and diversity in fostering positive cultural change,” said GLAAD President & CEO Sarah Kate Ellis. “As this year’s Media Awards go virtual, we hope to send a powerful message to LGBTQ people that in the midst of this culturally and politically divisive time, our visibility and voices have never been more important.”

31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards

The 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards honor media for fair, accurate, and inclusive representations of LGBTQ people and issues. Since its inception in 1990, the GLAAD Media Awards have grown to be the most visible annual LGBTQ awards show in the world, sending powerful messages of acceptance to audiences globally. The 31st Annual GLAAD Media Awards are presented by Delta Air Lines, Gilead, P&G, and Wells Fargo. For more information, visit glaad.org/mediaawards.

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