Dolly Parton to Cohost “Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party” on NBC

Published November 21, 2022 / Last Updated November 21, 2022
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Tune in to “Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party” hosted by Miley Cyrus and Dolly Parton, airing Dec. 31 at 10:30 p.m. ET on NBC and streaming live on Peacock.

NBC will ring in the new year with the second iteration of “Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party,” hosted by Miley Cyrus, who will be joined by co-host Dolly Parton.

The star-studded event, to be executive produced by “Saturday Night Live” creator and EP Lorne Michaels, will feature an A-list lineup of musical performances and special guests to be announced.

“Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party” will air live on NBC from Miami on Saturday, Dec. 31 from 10:30 p.m.-12:30 a.m. ET and will also stream live on Peacock.

Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party

Last year’s “Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party” was the #1 most social entertainment special across all of TV in 2021 (excluding awards) and delivered NBC’s best NYE viewership in both the 18-49 and 18-34 demos since 2014.

“Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party” is executive produced by Lorne Michaels and Miley Cyrus. Jesse Ignjatovic and Evan Prager will executive produce for Den of Thieves. It’s also produced by Tish Cyrus’ Hopetown Entertainment, and directed by Joe DeMaio.

In order to create a more inclusive experience for blind and visually impaired viewers, NBCUniversal is proud to present the full NBC broadcast with live audio description on the Secondary Audio Program channel (SAP), provided by Descriptive Video Works. The broadcast will be available with additional audio narration, describing the rich visuals of the special.

Ring in the New Year with Dolly and Miley

Watch “Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party” cohosted by Dolly Parton, airing on NBC Dec. 31 beginning at 10:30 p.m. ET and streaming live on Peacock.

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Dolly Calls on Billy Ray Cyrus and Goddaughter Miley Cyrus For A Holly Dolly Christmas

Published October 15, 2020 / Last Updated October 16, 2020

The family ties are stronger than ever between Dolly Parton and Billy Ray Cyrus and Dolly’s goddaughter, Miley Cyrus!

Christmas is such a special time of year, and a great deal of planning and preparation goes into big family gatherings that celebrate the season. This year, Dolly Parton began planning her holiday gathering back in June. Dolly focused her creative energy on recording a new holiday album, which would become her first Christmas release in 30 years. She knew she wanted to share this experience with her family and dear friends, and among those special people in her life are Billy Ray Cyrus and Miley Cyrus.

Dolly’s love for the Cyrus family goes all the way back to when Billy Ray toured with her in the 90s. And Dolly has a special fondness for Miley. Dolly said,

“I’ve known Miley before she was even born, I rubbed on her mama’s belly knowing that she was going to be kind of like my little goddaughter. Because Billy Ray and I had got to know each other, we performed together when he had ‘Achy Breaky Heart.’”

Dolly penned a new song entitled “Christmas Is” and set it aside for what would become her first holiday recording with her goddaughter, Miley Cyrus. The tender ballad emphasizes the truest emotions that fill our hearts during the Christmas season; love, kindness, compassion and giving. Dolly initiated this new collaboration when she sent Miley a fax with the request. Yes, you read that right, Dolly Parton’s preferred way of communication is through her trusty fax machine. On The Graham Norton Show, the host asked Miley if Dolly called her to sing on the holiday album and she responded with an enthusiastic “She faxed me!” Miley also outed her dad for owning a fax machine and two Blackberry phones.

A Holly Dolly Christmas reunites Dolly and former duet partner Billy Ray Cyrus. Dolly may have bypassed her fax machine to reach out to Billy Ray. Dolly said,

“I really was happy that they both said ‘Yeah.’ I knew that Billy Ray would say ‘Yeah.’ I knew I’d have to run Miley down…but she’ll do anything I ask her to do if she has the time.”

Just like she did with Miley, Dolly had a special song in mind for Billy Ray. “Christmas Where We Are,” a song written by Dolly’s niece Jada Star and her singing partner Barry J has an upbeat holiday swing to it. The song’s cheerful message reminds everyone that the true joy of Christmas is found in the love we share with friends and family, much like the special bond shared between these three artists that transcends music.

“Christmas Where We Are” and “Christmas Is” are sure to be fan-favorites and holiday hits.

Throwback Facts

Dolly’s 1993 release, Slow Dancing With the Moon, included a duet with Billy Ray on “Romeo.” Also, Dolly and Miley recorded “Rainbowland” together on Miley’s 2017 release, Younger Now.

A Holly Dolly Christmas

Available now, A Holly Dolly Christmas is Dolly’s first holiday album in 30 years. This festive collection of music includes treasured Christmas songs we all know and love, as well as five original tunes written by Dolly, one she co-wrote with Kent Wells and one written by her niece, Jada Star, with co-writer Barry Jobe. The album features incredible duets with some of Dolly’s dearest friends, including Michael Bublé, Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Fallon and Willie Nelson and also spotlights a special song with her brother, Randy Parton, and niece, Heidi Parton.


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Dolly Parton Releases “A Holly Dolly Christmas”

Published October 2, 2020 / Last Updated October 5, 2020

Beloved global entertainment icon, Dolly Parton releases “A Holly Dolly Christmas,” her first holiday album in 30 years.

GRAMMY Award-winning entertainment and international icon Dolly Parton has released her Christmas album, “A Holly Dolly Christmas” today. Releasing on Butterfly Records in partnership with 12Tone Music, the album is her first holiday release in 30 years and includes some of the timeless Christmas songs we all know and love, as well as a few original tracks. Five of the 12 tracks were written solely by Dolly with one additional co-write with Kent Wells. Duet partners and featured artists on the album include some of Dolly’s dearest friends including Michael Bublé, Billy Ray Cyrus, Miley Cyrus, Jimmy Fallon, Willie Nelson, Darren and Rhonda Vincent, plus a special song with her brother, Randy Parton.

“I’ve never been more excited about a project in my whole career than my Holly Dolly Christmas album,” says Dolly. “I’m singing with some of the greatest artists ever on some of our favorite classic Christmas songs and a few new ones that I have written. I hope we all have a Holly Dolly Christmas this year!”


“A Holly Dolly Christmas” Track Listing:

  1. Holly Jolly Christmas – Dolly Parton
  2. Christmas Is (feat. Miley Cyrus) – Dolly Parton
  3. Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas – Dolly Parton, Michael Bublé
  4. Christmas On The Square – Dolly Parton
  5. Circle Of Love – Dolly Parton
  6. All I Want For Christmas Is You – Dolly Parton, Jimmy Fallon
  7. Comin’ Home For Christmas – Dolly Parton
  8. Christmas Where We Are (feat. Billy Ray Cyrus) – Dolly Parton
  9. Pretty Paper – Dolly Parton, Willie Nelson
  10. I Saw Mommy Kissing Santa Claus – Dolly Parton
  11. You Are My Christmas (feat. Randy Parton) – Dolly Parton
  12. Mary, Did You Know? – Dolly Parton

Christmas on the Front Porch Interviews

Watch exclusive interviews with Dolly Parton and her special guest artists and songwriters featured on “A Holly Dolly Christmas” in this limited series, Christmas on the Front Porch Interviews.


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“Dolly Parton’s New Christmas Album Will Save 2020” – Glamour

“Dolly Parton’s ushering in the Christmas season early!” – People

“Well, we’re pleased to report that – as per usual – Dolly Parton is about to come to our rescue, even if she’s not sweeping in through our chimneys.” – Southern Living

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Dolly Collaborates With Goddaughter Miley Cyrus On “Rainbowland”

Published September 21, 2017 / Last Updated October 15, 2020

Miley Cyrus’ new album features Dolly Parton on “Rainbowland”

Miley Cyrus invited fairy godmother Dolly Parton to sing on her new recording project. “Younger Now” is Miley’s sixth studio album and is set for release on Sep. 29. Dolly is featured on a track called “Rainbowland.” When asked about recording with Dolly, Miley said,

“This is the most exciting thing I’ve ever done in my life. Singing with Dolly is a dream come true.”

Miley recorded one of Dolly’s signature hits, “Jolene” on “The Backyard Sessions” back in 2012. And on season 11 of NBC’s “The Voice” the pair performed the song with Pentatonix. The performance aired just days after destructive wildfires affected parts of the Smoky Mountains near Dolly’s childhood home in East Tennessee. When Dolly set up The My People Fund to assist those who lost their homes, Miley joined a host of others to support the cause.

Of course, Dolly’s history with the Cyrus family goes way back to the early 1990s. Miley’s dad, Billy Ray Cyrus joined several artists on Dolly’s 1993 recording of “Romeo” from her 31st solo album, “Slow Dancing With the Moon.” The song earned a GRAMMY nomination for Best Country Vocal Collaboration. A few years later Dolly made several guest appearances as “Aunt Dolly” on Miley’s television show, “Hannah Montana.” The episodes of the Disney hit which featured Dolly were, “Good Golly Miss Dolly,” “Kiss it all Goodbye” and “I Will Always Loathe You.”

Dolly’s fans and Miley’s fans alike are certain to enjoy their 2017 collaboration.

“Younger Now”

“Younger Now” is available on RCA records on Sept. 29.
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Track Listing

1. Younger Now
2. Malibu
3. Rainbowland feat. Dolly Parton
4. Week Without You
5. Miss You So Much
6. I Would Die For You
7. Thinkin’
8. Bad Mood
9. Love Someone
10. She’s Not Him
11. Inspired

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Dolly Parton Returns To “The Voice”

Published November 28, 2016 / Last Updated January 5, 2017

NBC’s “The Voice” welcomes back one of it’s most popular guests, Dolly Parton on Nov. 29.

Dolly Parton will make a special guest appearance on NBC’s “The Voice” on Nov. 29 where she will perform “Circle of Love” with Jennifer Nettles from her new movie set to air the following night. Dolly and the a cappella group Pentatonix will also join Miley Cyrus in a special performance of “Jolene.”

Miley Cyrus, Dolly’s goddaughter, has enjoyed an exciting season as a coach alongside Blake Shelton, Alicia Keys, Adam Levine and host Carson Daly.

Dolly Parton on the cover of "Parade" magazine Nov 27th issue

Dolly’s appearance on “The Voice” is just part of several guest spots in support of the new film. Dolly will grace the cover of the Nov 27th issue of “Parade” magazine and will have a feature in “US Weekly.” She will appear on “The REAL,” a daytime syndicated talk show on Nov. 30. Plus, viewers can catch Dolly on “Christmas In Rockefeller Center” which airs on NBC at 8 p.m. EST/7 p.m. CST, Nov. 30 just before the world premiere of “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.”

Jennifer Nettles, Ricky Schroder, Gerald McCraney and Alyvia Alyn Lind will co-star in the upcoming holiday movie “Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” airing Wednesday, Nov. 30 at 9 p.m. EST/8 p.m. CST with Dolly Parton making a special guest appearance. In the two-hour movie, the Partons, a family of humble means living in the mountains of East Tennessee, face a devastating event that challenges their will. But when they experience a bewildering Christmas miracle, the Partons are drawn closer together than ever — with deepened faith and love for one another.

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