In true Dolly fashion, the country music icon and Cracker Barrel Old Country Store® team up for an amazing Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade® performance and more! Following the release of her first holiday album in 30 years, Dolly is set to perform the holiday classic "A Holly Jolly Christmas." The 94th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade® marks Cracker Barrel’s second-ever appearance and Dolly’s return to the annual holiday staple.
Watch the 94th Annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade® only on NBC, Thursday, November 26, 9:00 am - 12:00 pm in all time zones!
To celebrate the true meaning of the season, Dolly and Cracker Barrel have gifted a few lucky fans a unique parade viewing experience. With the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic, Cracker Barrel and Dolly teamed up to give the gift of a new tradition by providing 10 fans with a VIP Watch Party Package. These packages provide fans an awesome and safe way to enjoy the Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade from the comfort of their home. This exclusive package included:
In addition to the nine winners of the VIP Watch Party Package, one grand prize winner was selected. The grand prize winner received a $250 gift card to Macy's and Cracker Barrel meals for a year (valued at $650) in place of the $100 gift cards.
"Better Get to Livin'" was the first single released in advance of Dolly’s 2008 "Backwoods Barbie" album. It also marked the first single released by Dolly’s record label Dolly Records. The song reached No. 48 on the Hot Country Singles Chart in 2007.
The song is about her optimistic nature and philosophy of life. Billboard noted that the single, "reveals the timeless entertainer to be more sage philosopher than country kewpie."
Dolly was encouraged to use herself as a muse for the song,
“I co-wrote this song with my co-producer, bandleader, and guitarist Kent Wells. Kent is the one who said that I should write a song about my attitude as so many people are always asking what my secret to success and happiness is. So I thought “that is a good idea” and I flew right into it. Kent kept feeding me ideas and threw in a line here and there. This is what came out of that. We had a lot of fun writing it.”
In September 2007, Dolly performed the song on the hit ABC television show "Dancing With the Stars." Dolly also performed the song at the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade. The song’s video included actress, author and comedian Amy Sedaris.