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‘Blue Smoke’ World Tour

Published October 24, 2013 / 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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Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
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Dolly announces “Blue Smoke” world tour across North America, Europe and Australia

Dolly launched her “Blue Smoke” World Tour in Rancho Mirage, California, playing to more than 40 audiences across North America, Europe, and Australia.

She mentioned how excited she was to start the tour,

“It’s always great to perform at home in the good ole USA. We’re kicking off our Blue Smoke World Tour right here at home. I love traveling all over the world, but it’s true, there’s nothing like home.”

Dolly toured in support of her 42nd studio album “Blue Smoke,” the title of which comes from the Cherokee word “Sha-Kon-O-Hey,” which means “Land of the Blue Smoke.”

The tour was officially announced on “The Queen Latifah Show” in October 2013.

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‘Joyful Noise’

Published January 13, 2012 / 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 plays G.G. Sparrow in Warner Brothers movie ‘Joyful Noise’

Dolly starred in the Warner Brothers movie “Joyful Noise.” In 2012, during a decade when small towns faced a variety of economic problems, Dolly felt it was high-time for a feel-good movie about “a little town that’s going through their problems, like everyone is these days.”

Dolly plays G.G. Sparrow in “Joyful Noise,” which focuses on a choir member at odds with the choir’s current director, played by Queen Latifah, at a church trying to win a national choral singing competition.

She was particularly excited to work with Queen Latifah.

“I always thought it’d be fun to work with her because everybody just loves her. And she is so cool and she’s so funny. We really get along great. There’s a great chemistry, which we hoped there would be, and it really comes through. There’s a lot of magic in it.”

Many of the funniest parts of the movie are verbal battles between Latifah and Dolly, filled with classic “Dollyisms” like “God didn’t put plastic surgeons on earth to starve.” Amid the humor, the movie underscores the prevailing theme that people need to come together during hard times.

Dolly wrote three songs for the movie– “Not Enough,” “From Here to the Moon and Back,” and “He’s Everything.”

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