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Dolly Announces, Celebrates Dollywood’s 30 years

Published March 20, 2015 / Last Updated August 23, 2015
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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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Dolly announces and celebrates Dollywood’s 30th season from the stage of DP’s Celebrity Theater

At the annual media event, Dolly shared the big announcement of her new website along with more exciting things coming to Dollywood during the park’s 30th season. When the floor was opened up for questions, longtime fan and administrator of, Duane Gordon asked Dolly about the online countdown that had been counting down for the past several weeks on Dolly explained the historical nature of the site and how it brings all her favorite things together. She said,

“It’s kind of like a museum, kind of like a history of my life and music. It’s all about our businesses and my personal stuff.”

In addition to the new announcement, the event featured new things coming to Dollywood, including the return of a summer concert series to benefit the Imagination Library. The goal is to raise $1 million for the global book gifting organization. Dolly will open the series with four performances on August 8-9. Kenny Rogers will close the series and more artists will be announced at a later date.

Dolly updated fans on her new production company, Dixie Pixie Productions. She said her new NBC movie series will begin with a Christmas movie based on her song, “Coat of Many Colors.” The television movie is set to air Christmas of 2015.

The legendary entertainer fielded questions about the opening of Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort set for later this year. The resort will offer more ways for families to enjoy Dollywood and the Great Smoky Mountains.

Several performers from Dollywood’s Festival of Nations were showcased at the event. The GRAMMY award-winning Mariachi Divas opened, followed by the Invaders Steel Orchestra who wowed the crowd with a version of Dolly’s “9 to 5.”

LiveStream recording of Dolly Parton’s appearance.

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Dolly surprises guests at Dollywood’s 2014 Festival of Nations

Published March 22, 2014 / Last Updated October 17, 2015

Dolly kicked off the international celebration at Dollywood’s 2014 Festival of Nations

Dolly delighted guests as she kicked off Dollywood’s 2014 Festival of Nations by making appearances at the festival’s headlining shows, “Mother Africa” and “La Danza de Colombia.” Dressed in traditional outfits with special Dolly flair, she showed her passion for bringing international experiences to her hometown and to Dollywood.

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Dollywood’s Festival of Nations 2013

Published May 25, 2013 / Last Updated October 17, 2015

Dollywood’s Festival of Nations 2013 opens with international flair

An international perspective has always been important to Dolly and at Dollywood’s 2013 Festival of Nations, she was able to take guests on a trip around the world thanks to international shows, foods and crafts! Dolly delighted guests as she made surprise visits during the opening performances of the headlining shows, “Cirque Shanghai and “Mystic India.

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Dolly kicks off 28th season at Dollywood

Published April 23, 2013 / Last Updated October 17, 2015

Dolly made “more time for happy” as Dollywood rolled out its biggest year in entertainment for 28th season

As Dolly opened Dollywood for its 28th season, she announced the addition of a new festival, Great American Summer, along with new shows and a lot more family time! Dolly “made time for happy” during her appearances, as she dropped in on shows throughout the park and took a tour of the park to greet all the guests.

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Festival of Nations 2012

Published March 24, 2012 / Last Updated October 17, 2015

Festival of Nations kicks off Dollywood’s 28th season

Dolly visited Dollywood to kick off one of its biggest seasons to date, beginning with Festival of Nations and the opening of Wild Eagle, America’s first wing coaster. The festival’s headlining show, “Spirit of the Dance,” surprised guests on opening weekend with a walk-on from Dolly herself! Dolly also appeared in two of the festival’s other shows, Argentina’s “Los Pampas Gauchos” and “The Paper Show by Mimirichi” from Ukraine.

The Dollywood 2012 season received five Golden Ticket Awards for Best Food, Friendliest Park, Best New Ride (Wild Eagle), Best Shows and Best Christmas Event.

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