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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Celebrate Springtime with Imagination Library

Published March 22, 2022 / Last Updated March 25, 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
Team Dolly

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library Inspires a Love of Reading This Spring

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library welcomes the arrival of spring by celebrating major achievements in literacy while encouraging good reading habits with a colorful selection of spring books!

As of March 2022, Dolly’s childhood literacy program has gifted over 178 million books to children across the U.S., Canada, U.K., Australia, and the Republic of Ireland. As we enter into spring, the Imagination Library continues to inspire more children around the world to Dream More, Learn More, Care More and Be More®!

Celebrating Significant Growth

Thanks to our incredible affiliates and local partners who are dedicated to inspiring a love of reading by gifting books to children, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library has seen significant growth over the past few months, and the program continues to expand into even more communities around the world.

In Canada, the Imagination Library recently kicked off the province-wide expansion of Dolly’s book gifting program across Newfoundland and Labrador, thanks to an anonymous donor who will cover most of the cost for community partners. And, 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! Soon, all children under the age of five in the state of Washington will be eligible to receive a free book each month.

On March 17, the Imagination Library was announced as the 2022 Carle Honors Angel honoree by the Eric Carle Museum of Picture Book Art. The Carle Honors celebrate individuals and organizations whose creative vision and long-term dedication have had a profound effect on picture books and the vital role they play in arts appreciation and early literacy. The Angel award, in particular, recognizes those whose generous resources are crucial to making illustrated children’s book art exhibitions, education programs, and related projects a reality. Now in its 16th year, the Carle Honors will be awarded at the Benefit Gala and Art Auction at Guastavino’s in New York City on Thursday, September 29, 2022.

Books for Budding Readers

Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is dedicated to inspiring a love of reading and learning by gifting books, free of charge to families, through funding shared by Dolly and local community partnerships. Spring is a wonderful time of the year to let your child’s reading skills blossom by opening a good book together! Here are a few of the specially-selected, age-appropriate books going out to registered children this spring.

 

2021-When The Storm ComesWhen the Storm Comes

A storm and its sunny aftermath come to life in “When the Storm Comes,” with gorgeous art by Taeeun Yoo and lyrical text by Linda Ashman.

 

 

2021-Not So Great OutdoorsThe Not-So-Great Outdoors

Discover the pleasures of unplugging and embracing nature in this playful picture book, “The Not-So-Great Outdoors,” by Madeline Kloepper.

 

 

2022-Where is the Very Hungry CaterpillarWhere is the Very Hungry Caterpillar?

Find out where everyone’s favorite caterpillar is hiding in this lift-the-flap book that lets little readers join in the fun as they search for this beloved character by Eric Carle.

 

 

New to the Imagination Library?

Check availability in your area to register a child, sign up to receive a notification when the Imagination Library becomes available to you or learn more about how to Start A Program in your area.

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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
Team Dolly

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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Spring Into Family Fun at Dolly Parton’s Stampede

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
Team Dolly

Celebrate the Spring Season at the Most Visited Dinner Attraction in the World!

Who’s ready for spring? Temperatures are rising, flowers are blooming, and spring break adventures are waiting to be had! Kick off the spring season the right way with a visit to Dolly Parton’s Stampede.

With locations in Branson, MO and Pigeon Forge, TN, Dolly Parton’s Stampede is the perfect place to go for an evening of action-packed family fun. Here are some of our favorite things about Dolly Parton’s Stampede:

Non-Stop Family Fun

This spring break, you can enjoy non-stop family fun at Dolly Parton’s Stampede. From the second you arrive, you’ll find excitement around every corner. Kick off the experience by going for a stroll down the Horse Walk, where you’ll meet the beautiful horses before the show and even have the opportunity to take a few souvenir photos with them! Afterward, be prepared for a mesmerizing show filled with singing and dancing, impressive horse-riding tricks and stunts, family-friendly comedy, and more. Everyone in the family, from young children to grandparents, will have an amazing time.

A Delicious Family Feast

Your evening is made even better with a delicious four-course feast. Your family can share a meal together that has all your Southern homestyle favorites. The menu includes the Stampede’s signature creamy vegetable soup, a homemade buttery biscuit, a whole rotisserie chicken, hickory-smoked barbeque pork loin, corn on the cob, an herb-basted potato, and a specialty dessert. No one in the family will go hungry with this delicious meal! Plus, vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free meals are available upon request to accommodate any dietary restrictions in your family.

Incredible Family Memories

When you visit Dolly Parton’s Stampede this spring season, you’ll make memories with your family that will last long after the show ends. There’s something so special about sharing the experience of this award-winning show with your loved ones by your side. Be wowed by the thrilling stunts together, and laugh along to the family-friendly comedic bits together. Plus, there are opportunities for audience participation during the show that everyone in the family will love! Be sure to get a photo together at the Stampede to frame as the perfect souvenir.

Make Plans to Visit Dolly Parton’s Stampede This Spring

Are you ready to spring into family fun at Dolly Parton’s Stampede? Visit the Dolly Parton’s Stampede website to get your tickets!

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