Dolly Welcomes the Wonders of Spring

Published March 31, 2022 / Last Updated March 31, 2022
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
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Dolly Sends Sunshine and Warm Wishes This Spring

After the cold winter months, there’s so much for everyone to look forward to with the arrival of spring. The birds start chirping, the flowers start blooming and sunshine warms our days and our hearts. Dolly sends some of that sunshine our way by sharing what she loves about springtime.

“I just want to take a minute to wish everybody a happy springtime! What I love about spring is that the days start getting longer, the sun seems to shine a little brighter, and we really get to see all of God’s beauty blossom right in front of our eyes. There may be a few April showers here and there, but you know what I always say, ‘If you want the rainbow, you gotta put up with the rain!’”

SPRING INTO FAMILY FUN

Dollywood welcomes guests to celebrate the beauty of springtime during their annual Flower & Food Festival presented by Covenant Health, happening April 22 – June 5. This popular event delights guests with hundreds of thousands of brilliant flowers, truly bringing spring in the Smokies alive throughout the park. And, in 2022, this event blooms with even more fun and discovery around every corner, thanks to several new larger-than-life Mosaicultures floral sculptures.

Dolly’s Stampede in Pigeon Forge and Branson welcomes families to kick off the spring season with an evening of action-packed fun. Enjoy a bountiful four-course feast while delighting in a thrilling show filled with singing and dancing, impressive horse-riding stunts, family-friendly comedy and more.

At Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show in Pigeon Forge and Myrtle Beach, buccaneers of all ages are invited to set sail into a fun spring season. This exciting adventure features everything from pirates battling for hidden treasure to high-diving mermaids, plus a delicious Pirate Feast. Come join in the fun!

NEWS WORTH SHARING

Imagination Library Celebrates Expansion

Dolly’s Imagination Library welcomes the arrival of spring by celebrating the growth of the childhood literacy program, putting free books into the hands of more children than ever before! In Canada, the Imagination Library recently kicked off the province-wide expansion of Dolly’s book gifting program across Newfoundland and Labrador. In the United States, the Imagination Library celebrated National Read Across America Day (March 2) by announcing that the program would be expanding statewide in Washington!

Dolly Hosts the Academy of Country Music Awards

Dolly took the stage on March 7 to host the 57th Academy of Country Music Awards, which streamed live without commercial interruption from Allegiant Stadium in Las Vegas. Dolly’s hosting appearance marked the first time the awards show was broadcast in the streaming format, airing exclusively on Prime Video.

DOLLY’S FIRST EVER NOVEL – “RUN, ROSE, RUN”

Dolly’s eagerly-anticipated first novel, co-authored with New York Times Best Seller James Patterson, is now available. Glittering with danger and desire, “Run, Rose, Run” is a thriller about a young singer-songwriter on the rise and on the run, determined to do whatever it takes to survive. This riveting novel is now available for purchase in hardcover, ebook and audiobook.

The Companion Album

Dolly’s latest album, “Run, Rose, Run,” serves as a companion to the original novel, enhancing the reader’s experience with 12 original songs by Dolly that tie into the book’s story line. The album is available now on all digital streaming platforms and as a digital download, as well as on CD, standard vinyl and some special vinyl color variants.

Dolly to Star in “Run, Rose, Run” Feature Film

Dolly is set to star in Hello Sunshine’s feature film adaptation of “Run, Rose, Run,” her recently-released novel, co-authored by James Patterson. Dolly and James will produce the feature alongside Reese Witherspoon and Hello Sunshine’s President of Film and Television, Lauren Neustadter.

Official “Run, Rose, Run” Merchandise

Exclusive “Run, Rose, Run” merchandise, created for Dolly’s latest album and book release, is available now! Each item complements the story and music as told by Dolly Parton.

SONGS OF SPRINGTIME

Spring is a time when all the world bursts forth with the beauty of new life. As sunlight breaks through the rain clouds, take time to look for the rainbows that start to appear. Let this beautiful time of year bring you joy and fill your heart with a song.

“Together You and I”

Together you and I can stop the rain and make the sun shine
Paint a pretty rainbow brushed with love across the sky
Together you and I belong like a songbird and a song
And we’ll always be together you and I

Love,

Dolly Parton

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Set Sail into Spring at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show

Published March 14, 2022 / Last Updated March 14, 2022
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
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Spring forward into fun and adventure at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show in Myrtle Beach, SC and Pigeon Forge, TN!

Ahoy! You’re invited to set sail into a fun spring season at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show! This is an adventure you don’t want to miss. Experience everything from pirates battling for hidden treasure to high-diving mermaids in this action-packed show. Plus, you get to enjoy a delicious pirate feast while you watch! Does it get any better than that?

If you’ve never been to Pirates Voyage, you’re in for a treat. Here are some of the best things to look forward to this spring at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show:

A Swashbuckling Adventure

During Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show, Blackbeard and his quartermaster, Calico Jack, are on a quest to find the hidden, sunken treasure! Get ready to watch the Crimson and Sapphire crews battle on land, on deck, in the water and high above their full-sized pirate ships. You’ll be amazed by acrobatic competitions, impressive aerial feats, high-diving stunts, singing and dancing, and so much more. The show features skillful pirates, beautiful mermaids, and a favorite among guests: live animals. Watch as tropical birds, dock-diving dogs, and even sea lions captivate the audience with their talents! It’s a show packed full of entertainment and adventure!

A Four-Course Feast

You better bring your appetite because Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show serves guests a mouth-watering, four-course pirate feast! Enjoy Voyager Creamy Vegetable Soup, Buccaneer Bread, Half O’Roasted Cackler (Myrtle Beach location), Cracklin’ Pan-Fried Chicken (Pigeon Forge location), Swashbucklin’ Sugar-Cured Ham, Cob O’ Buttery Corn, Pirate Herb-Basted Potato, and a specialty dessert. There are also vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free, and dairy-free options available upon request.

Plenty of Family Fun

The whole family will have fun at Pirates Voyage, from the kids to the grandparents. This exciting show is fit for pirate-lovers of all ages! From the moment your family walks in the door, you’ll start making memories together that will last a lifetime. Sword-fighting, blazing cannons, and pirates swinging from ship to ship are just a few of the many things your family can expect to experience this spring. There is something for everyone in the family to love at Pirates Voyage!

Are you ready to set sail into spring at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show? Visit the Pirates Voyage website to get your tickets!

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Pirates Voyage Opening February 11 in Pigeon Forge

Published February 9, 2022 / Last Updated February 14, 2022
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
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Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show Sets Sail for Fourth Season in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee

It’s time again to set sail on a daring and exciting Pirates Voyage in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. Final preparations are underway as the dinner show gets ready to debut its fourth swashbuckling season on February 11, 2022.

From the show’s Buccaneer Bay, a colorful and fearless crew of characters combine adventure, acrobatics, animals and all things pirate for a treasure chest of memories. The uniquely-exciting Pirates Voyage showcases the thrill of sword fights, cannons and pirates scaling high above two full-sized pirate ships in a “fight” to win Davy Jones’ coveted sunken treasure. Beautiful mermaids gracefully perform high above the water before diving and disappearing back into Buccaneer Bay, while a couple of castaways that include a “Salty” sea lion win a battle with Captain Blackbeard through clever antics and pirate wit. An adventurous crew of characters then combines heroics and high-flying fun that will have guests cheering and experiencing thrills around every corner in an epic battle for lost treasure on land, on deck, and in the water of the show’s 15-foot-deep indoor lagoon.

“Pirates Voyage takes our visitors on an adventure they’ll certainly remember long after they leave,” said Jeff Thomas, General Manager of Pirates Voyage. “Families tell us how much they love experiencing all of the unique elements that are part of our show – the pirate ‘battles’ and acrobatics, amazing mermaids, cannons and pyrotechnics, and the antics of our sea lions and dogs. And that doesn’t include the great comments about their pirate feast!”

A Feast Fit for a Pirate

As visitors enter the hideaway lagoon for this Dinner and Show spectacular, guests are served a hearty four-course feast straight from Captain Blackbeard’s galley that makes Pirates Voyage the most unique place to eat in the Smokies. The meal begins with voyager creamy vegetable soup and buccaneer bread. The feast fit for a pirate – or mermaid – continues with the crew’s secret recipe cracklin’ pan-fried chicken, swashbucklin’ sugar-cured ham, buttery corn on the cob and an herb-basted potato. Walk the plank specialty dessert and unlimited Coca-Cola® products, tea or coffee complete the meal. Vegetarian and gluten-free meals are available by request.

Plan Your Visit

Show times and reservations are available by calling (865) 505-2469 or visiting piratesvoyage.com.

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‘Tis the Season for Swashbuckling Adventure at Pirates Voyage!

Published November 4, 2021 / Last Updated January 24, 2022
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
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Create Lasting Holiday Memories With the Fun, Feast & Adventure of Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show!

Sail into a season of adventure at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show! Celebrate all of the things that make the holidays special as you treat the family to a swashbuckling dinner spectacular, located in Pigeon Forge, TN, and Myrtle Beach, SC!

Celebrate the Pirate Spirit in Pigeon Forge

Nothing makes the holidays more special than spending quality time with family. And, one of the best times your family can have together is at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show! With daring sword fights, blazing cannons, mystical mermaids and much more, Pirates Voyage combines fun, fantasy and adventure to make for an unforgettable dinner experience worth visiting year after year.

And, It wouldn’t be the holiday season without having a bountiful meal with family. Me Hearties Feast will satisfy even the most hungry swashbucklers right as the action begins! This delicious four-course feast includes a Buccaneer Biscuit, Voyager Creamy Vegetable Soup, Cracklin’ Pan-Fried Chicken, Sugar-Cured Ham, Corn on the Cob, Herb-Basted Potato, Walk the Plank Peach Turnover and unlimited Coca-Cola®, tea, or coffee.

Embark on a High Seas Holiday Adventure in Myrtle Beach

In Myrtle Beach, high tide meets the yuletide in a thrilling holiday spectacular, offering a variety of fun and entertainment that will make for lasting holiday memories for everyone who attends. Join Captain Scrooge and his cavalier crew for a swashbuckling spin on the Charles Dickens classic, “A Christmas Carol,” taking you on a journey through Christmas past, present and future. Guests will be thrilled by an epic battle between the crimson and emerald pirates as they compete for the coveted Christmas treasure, and gaze in awe and wonder at a live Nativity as an angel appears with a special message for landlubbers and pirates alike.

Guests are served a mouthwatering four-course holiday feast straight from Captain Scrooge’s galley during their voyage. The meal begins with voyager creamy vegetable soup and buccaneer bread. The feast fit for a pirate continues with a half o’ roasted cackler (chicken), pulled barbeque pork, cob o’ buttery corn, and a pirate herb-basted potato. Apple o’ me eye pie and unlimited Coca-Cola® products, tea or coffee complete the meal.

Make Plans

Celebrate the Fun, Feast & Adventure of the holiday season at Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show, located in Pigeon Forge, TN, and Myrtle Beach, SC! What are ye waiting for, matey? Visit Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show to book your tickets today!

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Dolly Parton and Her Smoky Mountain Businesses Raise $700,000 to Benefit Middle Tennessee Flood Damage

Published September 29, 2021 / Last Updated October 7, 2021
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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Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
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Dolly Parton’s Smoky Mountain Businesses Raise $700,000 From Ticket Sales to Benefit the United Way of Humphreys County

Due to the recent flooding that has devastated much of Middle Tennessee, Dolly Parton and her Smoky Mountain businesses are reaching out to help, seeking to return the favor the area received after the 2016 wildfires. Dolly was moved to help after seeing the damage caused in Humphreys County, the home of her good friend, country music legend Loretta Lynn. Loretta was quick to offer her support to the Smokies in 2016, so Dolly was inspired to reciprocate the gesture. Dolly, through Dollywood and her Pigeon Forge dinner show properties—Dolly Parton’s Stampede Dinner Attraction, Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show and Hatfield & McCoy Dinner Feud—has raised $700,000, a portion of ticket sales from October 2-3, to benefit the United Way of Humphreys County, the charity selected by Loretta.

“After the Sevier County wildfires in 2016, Loretta was one of the first who reached out to offer anything she could,” Dolly said. “It meant so much to me that Loretta—and so many folks—were ready to give in any way they could. This was just one small way I could help Loretta’s people for all they did to help my people.”

Several counties were affected, but Humphreys County received the most damage. More than 20 people lost their lives due to the catastrophic flooding, caused by more than 15 inches of rain that fell in a relatively short period of time in late August. Loretta’s ranch in Hurricane Mills was severely damaged by the flooding, and ranch foreman Wayne Spears was tragically swept away in the floodwaters.

For anyone interested in donating directly to the United Way of Humphreys County, please visit unitedwayhumphreys.org for more information.

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