Dolly Welcomes the Wonders of Spring

Published March 31, 2022 / Last Updated March 31, 2022
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
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Dolly Sends Sunshine and Warm Wishes This Spring

After the cold winter months, there’s so much for everyone to look forward to with the arrival of spring. The birds start chirping, the flowers start blooming and sunshine warms our days and our hearts. Dolly sends some of that sunshine our way by sharing what she loves about springtime.

“I just want to take a minute to wish everybody a happy springtime! What I love about spring is that the days start getting longer, the sun seems to shine a little brighter, and we really get to see all of God’s beauty blossom right in front of our eyes. There may be a few April showers here and there, but you know what I always say, ‘If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain!’”

SPRING INTO FAMILY FUN

Dollywood welcomes guests to celebrate the beauty of springtime during their annual Flower & Food Festival presented by Covenant Health, happening April 22 – June 5. This popular event delights guests with hundreds of thousands of brilliant flowers, truly bringing spring in the Smokies alive throughout the park. And, in 2022, this event blooms with even more fun and discovery around every corner, thanks to several new larger-than-life Mosaicultures floral sculptures.

Dolly’s Stampede in Pigeon Forge and Branson welcomes families to kick off the spring season with an evening of action-packed fun. Enjoy a bountiful four-course feast while delighting in a thrilling show filled with singing and dancing, impressive horse-riding stunts, family-friendly comedy and more.

At Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show in Pigeon Forge and Myrtle Beach, buccaneers of all ages are invited to set sail into a fun spring season. This exciting adventure features everything from pirates battling for hidden treasure to high-diving mermaids, plus a delicious Pirate Feast. Come join in the fun!

NEWS WORTH SHARING

Imagination Library Celebrates Expansion

Dolly’s Imagination Library welcomes the arrival of spring by celebrating the growth of the childhood literacy program, putting free books into the hands of more children than ever before! In Canada, the Imagination Library recently kicked off the province-wide expansion of Dolly’s book gifting program across Newfoundland and Labrador. In the United States, the Imagination Library celebrated National Read Across America Day (March 2) by announcing that the program would be expanding statewide in Washington!

Dolly Hosts the Academy of Country Music Awards

Dolly took the stage on March 7 to host the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards, which streamed live without commercial interruption from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Dolly’s hosting appearance marked the first time the awards show was broadcast in the streaming format, airing exclusively on Prime Video.

DOLLY’S FIRST EVER NOVEL – “RUN, ROSE, RUN”

Dolly’s eagerly-anticipated first novel, co-authored with New York Times Best Seller James Patterson, is now available. Glittering with danger and desire, “Run, Rose, Run” is a thriller about a young singer-songwriter on the rise and on the run, determined to do whatever it takes to survive. This riveting novel is now available for purchase in hardcover, ebook and audiobook.

The Companion Album

Dolly’s latest album, “Run, Rose, Run,” serves as a companion to the original novel, enhancing the reader’s experience with 12 original songs by Dolly that tie into the book’s story line. The album is available now on all digital streaming platforms and as a digital download, as well as on CD, standard vinyl and some special vinyl color variants.

Dolly to Star in “Run, Rose, Run” Feature Film

Dolly is set to star in Hello Sunshine’s feature film adaptation of “Run, Rose, Run,” her recently-released novel, co-authored by James Patterson. Dolly and James will produce the feature alongside Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine’s President of Film and Television, Lauren Neustadter.

Official “Run, Rose, Run” Merchandise

Exclusive “Run, Rose, Run” merchandise, created for Dolly’s latest album and book release, is available now! Each item complements the story and music as told by Dolly Parton.

SONGS OF SPRINGTIME

Spring is a time when all the world bursts forth with the beauty of new life. As sunlight breaks through the rain clouds, take time to look for the rainbows that start to appear. Let this beautiful time of year bring you joy and fill your heart with a song.

“Together You and I”

Together you and I can stop the rain and make the sun shine
Paint a pretty rainbow brushed with love across the sky
Together you and I belong like a songbird and a song
And we’ll always be together you and I

Love,

Dolly Parton

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Spring Into Family Fun at Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Published March 14, 2022 / Last Updated March 14, 2022
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
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Celebrate the Spring Season at the Most Visited Dinner Attraction in the World!

Who’s ready for spring? Temperatures are rising, flowers are blooming, and spring break adventures are waiting to be had! Kick off the spring season the right way with a visit to Dolly Parton’s Stampede.

With locations in Branson, MO and Pigeon Forge, TN, Dolly Parton’s Stampede is the perfect place to go for an evening of action-packed family fun. Here are some of our favorite things about Dolly Parton’s Stampede:

Non-Stop Family Fun

This spring break, you can enjoy non-stop family fun at Dolly Parton’s Stampede. From the second you arrive, you’ll find excitement around every corner. Kick off the experience by going for a stroll down the Horse Walk, where you’ll meet the beautiful horses before the show and even have the opportunity to take a few souvenir photos with them! Afterward, be prepared for a mesmerizing show filled with singing and dancing, impressive horse-riding tricks and stunts, family-friendly comedy, and more. Everyone in the family, from young children to grandparents, will have an amazing time.

A Delicious Family Feast

Your evening is made even better with a delicious four-course feast. Your family can share a meal together that has all your Southern homestyle favorites. The menu includes the Stampede’s signature creamy vegetable soup, a homemade buttery biscuit, a whole rotisserie chicken, hickory-smoked barbeque pork loin, corn on the cob, an herb-basted potato, and a specialty dessert. No one in the family will go hungry with this delicious meal! Plus, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meals are available upon request to accommodate any dietary restrictions in your family.

Incredible Family Memories

When you visit Dolly Parton’s Stampede this spring season, you’ll make memories with your family that will last long after the show ends. There’s something so special about sharing the experience of this award-winning show with your loved ones by your side. Be wowed by the thrilling stunts together, and laugh along to the family-friendly comedic bits together. Plus, there are opportunities for audience participation during the show that everyone in the family will love! Be sure to get a photo together at the Stampede to frame as the perfect souvenir.

Make Plans to Visit Dolly Parton’s Stampede This Spring

Are you ready to spring into family fun at Dolly Parton’s Stampede? Visit the Dolly Parton’s Stampede website to get your tickets!

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Dolly Parton’s Stampede Opening February 11 in Pigeon Forge

Published February 9, 2022 / Last Updated February 14, 2022
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
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Dolly Parton’s Stampede Hosts 35th Season of Fun and Adventure in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

For 35 years, spectacular equestrian feats, vibrant music and storytelling, comedic escapades, exciting audience interactions and a delicious four-course feast have been the hallmarks of Dolly Parton’s Stampede. This unique dinner and show was the first of its kind in the Smoky Mountains, and tens of millions of guests have enjoyed this entertainment experience for the past three and a half decades.

Known as “The Smokies Most Fun Place To Eat,” Dolly Parton’s Stampede features an exciting line-up that provides an unmatched show combined with dinner experience. The result is an entertainment experience that is the highlight of any getaway or night out, and the unique dinner show is known for creating memories for its guests that they will hold onto for a lifetime.

“What a privilege it has been to provide an amazing show and dinner experience for millions of guests to the Smokies for more than three decades, and we’ve got more fun and excitement planned for the 2022 season as we celebrate our 35th year of performing for Pigeon Forge visitors,” said Travis Randall, Stampede’s General Manager. “We will be introducing some new elements to the show during the season that will add even more entertainment to the Stampede experience, and our dedicated cast members are looking forward to making this special anniversary season the best ever for our dinner and show.”

The Smokies Most Fun Place To Eat

From the moment guests arrive, there are unique and memorable experiences to be made around every corner. Guests can start by visiting the signature Horse Walk to snap a picture with a few of the show’s stars. Everything in Dolly Parton’s Stampede dinner and show – from the first feat of the talented equestrian performers to the last bite of the delicious four-course feast – is bigger than life. Guests enter the 35,000 square-foot arena where the main show begins with the cast leading the show’s 32 magnificent horses through a series of truly extraordinary equestrian feats of skill and daring. Thanks to a state-of-the-art LED backdrop wall, guests are immersed into an experience set in America’s Great Plains of yesteryear, where live buffalo and thundering longhorns roam and settlers bring the American West to life. With singing, dancing, special effects and impressive displays of horse-riding skills, guests truly feel like they are on the American frontier and then nestled under the stars in the Great Smoky Mountains.

Fabulous Four-Course Feast

Dinner, the other star of the show, includes Stampede’s signature four-course feast featuring its very own creamy vegetable soup, a homemade buttery biscuit, a whole rotisserie chicken, hickory-smoked barbequed pork loin, buttery corn on the cob, herb-basted potato, Stampede’s own specialty dessert and unlimited beverages including Coca-Cola® products, tea and coffee. Vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meals available upon request.

Laughter also has a starring role, with comedic fun from audience-favorite Skeeter and other hilarious acts. The Stampede experience concludes as the arena fills with the talented riders and their horses taking center-stage for a patriotic red, white and blue salute to America, featuring a special song written and recorded by Dolly Parton.

Plan Your Visit

Show times and reservations are available by calling 865-453-4400 or visiting dpstampede.com.

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Celebrate Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Published November 2, 2021 / Last Updated January 24, 2022
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
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Experience the Spirit of the Season at Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Celebrate the joy of the holidays at Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede! Opening October 28, 2021, in Branson, MO, and November 2, 2021, in Pigeon Forge, TN, there’s no better place to experience the magnificent sights and sounds of the season than Dolly Parton’s Stampede.

Filled with festive horse-riding stunts, stirring holiday music, a spectacular live nativity and a four-course holiday feast, Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede is America’s #1 Choice For The Holidays!™

A Holiday Family Tradition

Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction is decking the halls and grooming the horses for the holiday season, transforming into a dazzling Christmas spectacle that includes a full-scale living Nativity, glittering holiday decorations, familiar holiday tunes and even a visit from Santa Claus, himself!

Catch the holiday spirit as the Stampede arena is transformed into a Christmas fantasyland and Elves from the North and South Pole compete in a friendly holiday rivalry. The entire audience will enjoy cheering on their respective sides of the North Pole and South Pole as Stampede’s 32 magnificent horses race in exciting holiday competitions!

The young and young-at-heart will be amazed at “The Magic of Toys,” as The Sugar Plum Fairy magically brings toys to life in a stunning aerial display set to the unforgettable music of The Nutcracker. Of course, no Christmas is complete without an appearance by Santa, who arrives in his sleigh as the Stampede arena is filled with snow and Christmas cheer.

Spectacular Live Nativity

The true meaning of the season comes alive right before guests’ eyes, with the birth of Jesus portrayed in a living nativity with Mary, Joseph, the three wise men atop camels, and shepherds leading donkeys and their flock of sheep. Guests will feel as if they have been instantly transported deep into the natural beauty of Christmas on the night of Jesus’ birth. It’s the most special time of year for families, who continue to make Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede part of their annual family tradition.

Four-Course Holiday Feast

No Christmas celebration is complete without a festive holiday dinner! The entire family will enjoy our signature four-course holiday feast, which includes Stampede’s original creamy vegetable soup, homemade buttery biscuit, a whole rotisserie chicken, hickory-smoked barbequed pork loin, corn on the cob, herb-basted potato, Stampede’s own specialty holiday dessert, and unlimited Coca-Cola® products, tea or coffee. Vegetarian and gluten-free meals are available upon request.

From the dazzling decorations and magnificent music to the awe-inspiring living nativity, nothing compares to the way we bring the spirit of the season to life at the World’s Most Visited Dinner Attraction®!

Make Plans

Visit Christmas at Dolly Parton’s Stampede to book your tickets and see why it’s America’s #1 Choice For The Holidays!™

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Dolly Parton and Her Smoky Mountain Businesses Raise $700,000 to Benefit Middle Tennessee Flood Damage

Published September 29, 2021 / Last Updated October 7, 2021
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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Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Businesses Raise $700,000 From Ticket Sales to Benefit the United Way of Humphreys County

Due to the recent flooding that has devastated much of Middle Tennessee, Dolly Parton and her Smoky Mountain businesses are reaching out to help, seeking to return the favor the area received after the 2016 wildfires. Dolly was moved to help after seeing the damage caused in Humphreys County, the home of her good friend, country music legend Loretta Lynn. Loretta was quick to offer her support to the Smokies in 2016, so Dolly was inspired to reciprocate the gesture. Dolly, through Dollywood and her Pigeon Forge dinner show properties—Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction, Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show and Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud—has raised $700,000, a portion of ticket sales from October 2-3, to benefit the United Way of Humphreys County, the charity selected by Loretta.

“After the Sevier County wildfires in 2016, Loretta was one of the first who reached out to offer anything she could,” Dolly said. “It meant so much to me that Loretta—and so many folks—were ready to give in any way they could. This was just one small way I could help Loretta’s people for all they did to help my people.”

Several counties were affected, but Humphreys County received the most damage. More than 20 people lost their lives due to the catastrophic flooding, caused by more than 15 inches of rain that fell in a relatively short period of time in late August. Loretta’s ranch in Hurricane Mills was severely damaged by the flooding, and ranch foreman Wayne Spears was tragically swept away in the floodwaters.

For anyone interested in donating directly to the United Way of Humphreys County, please visit unitedwayhumphreys.org for more information.

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