Dollywood Theme Park

2014 Homecoming Parade

Published May 2, 2014 / Last Updated October 17, 2015

Dolly’s 2014 Homecoming Parade float represented Dollywood’s newest attraction, FireChaser Express

There’s nothing quite like coming home and Dolly proved that as nearly 50,000 people came to see her in the annual Dolly Homecoming Parade in Pigeon Forge. This year Dolly served dual roles. Not only was she the Grand Marshal of the parade, she also was the fire chief of this year’s float which was inspired by FireChaser Express, the nation’s first dual-launch family coaster[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]

The Dollywood Company2014 Homecoming Parade

‘From Here to the Moon and Back’ duet with Willie Nelson

Published May 1, 2014 / 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 re-records ‘From Here to the Moon and Back’ as duet with Willie Nelson, marking their third duet together

A newly recorded version of Dolly’s song “From Here to the Moon and Back” featuring Willie Nelson as her duet partner appears on Willie’s 2014 album of duets.

The duet originally appeared on the soundtrack for “Joyful Noise,” a movie starring Dolly as a choir member opposite her choir director portrayed by Queen Latifah, with whom Dolly’s character butted heads as the group tried to win a national choral competition.

Willie said in an interview,

“Dolly’s song is a great song, ‘From Here to the Moon and Back,’ it’s one of my favorites.”


Dolly and Willie had a Top 10 duet with the song “Everything’s Beautiful (In It’s Own Way)” in 1982 and also paired up for 1983’s “I Really Don’t Want to Know.” Willie appeared with Dolly in the 1989 television special “Kenny, Dolly, & Willie.”

 

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National Hall of Fame for Mountain Artisans

Published April 5, 2014 / Last Updated August 23, 2015
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Team Dolly

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.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
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Dolly inducted into the National Hall of Fame for Mountain Artisans

Dolly was inducted into the National Hall of Fame for Mountain Artisans on April 5, 2014, during downtown Cumberland Kentucky’s Celebration of Heritage and Culture event. The award recognizes notable artists from the Appalachian region. Rozelle Boggs-Qualls, the Hall of Fame’s founder, accepted on Dolly’s behalf.

 

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Dolly takes part in blessing Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort

Published April 2, 2014 / Last Updated August 23, 2015
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Team Dolly

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.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
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Dolly participates in a traditional ceremony to bless the site of Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort

In keeping with Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort’s close ties to the land in the Smoky Mountains, Dolly welcomed Dollywood theme park’s Chaplain Joey Buck and the Beloved Man of the Cherokee Nation Elder Jerry Wolfe to a special ceremony on May 2, 2014. Buck presided over a blessing of the resort followed by a traditional Native American smudging by Wolfe.

Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort will celebrate the iconic Southern gathering spot, beckoning to a time when families and friends sipped iced tea, enjoyed homemade ice cream and socialized. Centered on the rich traditions of storytelling, family and togetherness, the resort will feature many special touches including family sanctuaries like fire pits, swings and hammocks plus story spots scattered throughout the grounds.

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New conceptual drawings of Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort

Published April 2, 2014 / Last Updated October 17, 2015

Dolly shares new conceptual drawings of Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort

Dolly released the first conceptual renderings of Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort. The renderings showcase both the resort’s interior and exterior, which is reminiscent of a Southern-style front porch. Specific renderings included:

  1. A king-sized guest room which features bunk beds.
  2. An exterior view of a stunning two-story architectural window which creates a focal point for the property’s rear elevation.
  3. The resort’s three-story lobby which looks out onto the sprawling property where families can explore and relax. The three-story lobby window frames a magnificent view of Mt. LeConte in the distance.
  4. An exterior view of the resort’s various front porch areas, filled with rocking or “dream” chairs where families are invited to spend time together relaxing and sharing stories.

Dolly hopes these various room types provide families a place to reconnect saying,

“We’re going to create lots of simple ways for families to spend time together and really enjoy one another. All of this, plus being surrounded by views of the Smoky Mountains, folks are going to know that they are truly somewhere special when they stay with us.”

The Dollywood CompanyNew conceptual drawings of Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort