Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
Dolly Sends Warm Autumn Wishes and Welcomes Her Favorite Time of Year
Fall is an inspiring time of year, not just in the Great Smoky Mountains where Dolly grew up, but God’s beauty can be seen all around us. As summer starts to fade and autumn colors burst forth, Dolly sends warm wishes and shares a few things she loves about her favorite time of year.
“Happy autumn! This is my favorite time of the year, and I’m certainly hoping to get to the Smokies, myself, to see the leaves when they turn color and start falling. Eating all that pumpkin pie, drinking all those pumpkin drinks and all the fun stuff we do this time of year.”
Imagination Library Celebrates Expansion
On August 9, Dolly travelled the country to visit statewide celebrations of her Imagination Library in Ohio and West Virginia. Capping each visit with a special musical performance, Dolly appeared to personally congratulate these states on their significant achievements of full statewide coverage, which gives every child under age five in each state the opportunity to enroll in her Imagination Library.
Fall Family Fun
Dollywood welcomes guests to celebrate the wonders of fall during their annual Harvest Festival, happening September 23 – October 29. This year, Dollywood guests are sure to have a “hoot” thanks to a brand new area called “Hoot Owl Hollow,” created within the family-favorite Great Pumpkin LumiNights.
Dolly’s Stampede in Pigeon Forge and Branson welcomes families to enjoy a high-spirited autumn adventure filled with friendly competition, impressive stunts, spectacular special effects and more! Buccaneers of all ages will thrill at the fun, feast and fall family adventure that awaits at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show in Pigeon Forge and Myrtle Beach.
MUSIC AND MORE
Dolly and Kelly Clarkson Release “9 to 5” Remake
Dolly has teamed up with Kelly Clarkson for a new duet of her classic hit, “9 to 5.” The reimagined version, produced by Shane McAnally, Sasha Alex Sloan and King Henry, was created especially for the new documentary Still Working 9 to 5, which released in select theaters on September 16, 2022.
“Diamonds & Rhinestones: The Greatest Hits Collection” Available Nov. 18th
Dolly is set to release “Diamonds & Rhinestones: The Greatest Hits Collection” on Friday, November 18, 2022, a career-spanning retrospective showcasing 23 essential recordings from 1971-2020. A cross-label anthology, “Diamonds & Rhinestones: The Greatest Hits Collection” brings together, for the first time on one album, recordings originally released on Dolly Records, RCA Victor and Columbia Records, as well as the Butterfly Records digital single, “When Life Is Good Again,” written and recorded in 2020 as Dolly’s musical message of hope to fans as the pandemic rolled in.
Doggy Parton Pet Line Now Available
Dolly’s new pet product line, Doggy Parton, is now available — a line of dog apparel, accessories, toys and more that feature a little “Dolly” inspiration that is sure to get tails waggin’! In partnership with SportPet Designs, Doggy Parton is quite literally a “pet” project that is very near and dear to Dolly’s heart, with part of the proceeds going to Willa B. Farms – a rescue that provides a loving home to displaced animals of all kinds.
ENJOY THE WONDERS OF AUTUMN
With summertime coming to a close, the days start to get shorter and we all get to slow down a bit to appreciate everything that autumn brings. As the leaves fall and nature puts on a beautiful display of color, take time to reflect and embrace the beauty found in our own lives.
“It Must Be You”
It must be you that’s always walking in my dreams
It must be you who’ll always be right next to me
So when you find yourself alone
Just think of me and I’ll be there
Must be you by my side the whole way through
Just like the fresh white winter snow
Our love is pure and it will always grow
And when we’re in those autumn years
Together, we’ll look back, but we won’t shed a single tear