Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman
Dolly springs forward with an array of fresh surprises up her sleeve this spring!
As the weather warms up and the flowers start to bloom, there’s no denying that spring is in the air. Dolly always seems to have a little extra sparkle this time of year, from new music to charitable endeavors, fun family attractions and more. There is so much to look forward to this spring – take a closer look at everything Dolly has in store for us this season!
Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks Unite to Host the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards on May 11
“Country Music’s Party of the Year” will make history this May with its iconic host pairing of Dolly Parton and Garth Brooks. The 58th Academy of Country Music Awards airs on Thursday, May 11 at 8 p.m. ET/7 p.m. CT/5 p.m. PT, streaming live exclusively for a global audience across 240+ territories on Prime Video from Ford Center at The Star in Frisco, Texas.
Dolly Kicks Off “Big” 2023 Season at Dollywood
Dollywood welcomes guests as they kick off their 2023 season, which is shaping up to be one of the busiest years in the park’s history. Two impressive projects—the Big Bear Mountain roller coaster and Dollywood’s HeartSong Lodge & Resort—are both scheduled for completion this year. Dolly announced Big Bear Mountain’s opening occurs in May, while bookings for HeartSong Lodge & Resort start in June with stays beginning in November.
Spring Forward Into Adventure at Dolly Parton’s Stampede
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.
Sail Into Spring Family Fun at Pirates Voyage
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!
Spring Into Reading With Imagination Library
Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library welcomes the arrival of spring by celebrating the growth of Dolly’s book-gifting program, putting free books into the hands of more children than ever before! The Imagination Library now gifts over 2 MILLION books each month, with 1 in 10 children under the age of five in the United States receiving an Imagination Library book in the mail each month! As of March, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library surpassed the 200 million book milestone, celebrating the arrival of spring with over 204 million total books gifted since the program’s inception.
“Behind The Seams: My Life In Rhinestones”
Dolly announced her new book Behind the Seams: My Life in Rhinestones, an inside look at her iconic fashion and distinctive style, is due for release October 17, 2023. Dolly shares, for the first time, the full story behind her lifelong passion for fashion, including how she developed her own distinctly Dolly style, which has defied convention and endeared her to fans around the world.
Dolly Launches “Vinyl Me, Parton” Record of the Month Subscription
Vinyl Me, Please and Dolly Parton are excited to announce a first-of-its-kind monthly record club devoted to the legendary career and peerless catalog of Dolly Parton. Starting in April 2023, Vinyl Me, Parton will give Dolly fans a monthly connection with her catalog on vinyl, with twelve Records of the Month spanning the entirety of Dolly’s recording career.
SONGS OF SPRINGTIME
As the season of spring arrives, witness the magnificence of new beginnings that envelop the earth. Bask in the radiance of sunshine piercing through the clouds and seek out the emergence of colorful rainbows. Allow this beautiful time of year to bring you happiness and harmonize your soul.
“Love is Like a Butterfly”
Your laughter brings me sunshine
Every day is springtime
And I am only happy when you are by my side
How precious is this love we share
How very precious, sweet and rare
Together, we belong like daffodils and butterflies
Love is like a butterfly
As soft and gentle as a sigh
The multicolored moods of love are like its satin wings
Love makes your heart feel strange inside
It flutters like soft wings in flight
Love is like a butterfly, a rare and gentle thing