Dollywood honored with special award for “The Great American Country Show”
Dollywood took home top honors in several categories at the 2007 International Association of Amusement Parks and Attractions (IAAPA) Expo. “The Great American Country Show” won the prestigious Heartbeat Award during the Big E Awards ceremony. This was the second consecutive year Dollywood claimed the Heartbeat Award; “Dreamland Drive-In” won the honor the previous year.
The Heartbeat Award recognizes the show that demonstrates superior overall ability in reaching the hearts of its audience. Candidates are judged on the commitment of the cast, the quality and content of the production and the effectiveness on the part of the producing organization in seeking to create a special connection with its audience.
The Dollywood Company‘The Great American Country Show’ wins at IAAPA
Two new shows added to Dollywood ‘s entertainment lineup in 2006, “Babes in Toyland” and “Dreamland Drive-In.”
Dollywood enjoyed a marquee year for entertainment in 2006. Excitement surrounded the debut of two new Dollywood shows, “Dollywood’s Babes in Toyland” and “Dreamland Drive-In.” “Dollywood’s Babes in Toyland” was the most elaborate stage production in Dollywood’s 20-year history. It was a never-before-seen adaptation of the family classic with a Dolly twist, of course. And the ‘50s and ‘60s musical revue, “Dreamland Drive-In,” delighted audiences as it showcased the much-loved music of the ‘50s and ‘60s. Dolly said,
“Dollywood’s entertainment holds a special place in my heart, and I’m as excited as I’ve ever been about inviting folks to enjoy ‘Dreamland Drive-In’ and ‘Dollywood’s Babes in Toyland.’ It’s a chance for everyone to get lost in the great music and share some special times.”
The Dollywood CompanyTwo new shows added to Dollywood lineup