"Heartsong," a film narrated by Dolly, debuted in the Heartsong Theatre, in 1994. It conveys Dolly’s fond memories and feelings for the Smoky Mountains. The film features the powerful story of her original song, "Heartsong." It was filmed in the park and at Dolly’s childhood home in East Tennessee. Dolly was so impressed with the finished theatre, that she said,
“I knew we would create an entertaining experience for the guests at Dollywood, but never guessed we would create such emotion.”
The Heartsong Theatre experience is a production of Jack Rouse Associates. It incorporates 70 mm film and specially created animation. The audience is wowed by a unique outdoor sensory experiences through the theatrical lighting and special effects, including the new, "nature round" sound.