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CMA’s Outstanding Celebration Of Women Hosted By Dolly, Reba & Carrie

Published November 14, 2019 / Last Updated November 14, 2019

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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.

Managing Editor - Jacob Timmons
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman

The Women of Country celebrated at last night’s CMA Awards hosted by Dolly Parton, Reba McEntire and Carrie Underwood.

Photo Credit: Curtis Hilbun

“Celebrating legendary women in country music” – the resinating theme of “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards” did not disappoint. The opening number of the show could have very easily been mistaken for the finale as it featured one female country legend after another singing some of the genre’s most moving songs.

Opening Number

Dolly, Reba and Carrie brought the crowd to their feet with harmonies as smooth as a new hairdo, when they kicked the show off with “Those Memories.” Of course, Reba and Carrie were channeling their inner Emmylou and Linda as this song was recorded by Dolly, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris in 1987 on their first Trio album. Jennifer Nettles, Kimberly Schlapman and Karen Fairchild held the momentum with Loretta Lynn’s “You’re Lookin’ at Country” with Jennifer fittingly recognizing the first woman to win the Entertainer of the Year award sitting on the front row.

The veil lifted on a second section of the stage revealing Dolly and the Highwomen (Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris, Brandi Carlile and Amanda Shires) with Tammy Wynette’s “Your Good Girl’s Gonna Go Bad.” From then the hits just kept coming with Tanya Tucker singing her own “Delta Dawn,” Gretchen Wilson with “Redneck Woman” and Crystal Gale and her classic “Don’t It Make My Brown Eyes Blue.” With her guitar, Terri Clark burst into “Better Things To Do” and Sara Evans rose up with “Born to Fly.” The closer, enter Martina McBride, with the consequential women’s empowerment anthem, “Independence Day.”

Dolly, Reba and Carrie Shine

Reba, enchanted the crowd with her wardrobe changes while performing her 1991 hit, “Fancy” which didn’t let anybody down. Carrie delivered her jazzy new single, “Drinking Alone.” And Dolly graced the stage with a spiritual number which included her recent collaborations with Zach Williams and for King & Country. She ended with a breath-taking “Have a Little Faith in Me,” her most recent collaboration (with Galantis & Mr. Probz) that landed Dolly her first No. 1 on Billboard’s Dance/Electronic Digital Song Sales Chart.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

Notable Highlight

At the end of his performance of “God’s Country,” Blake Shelton hugged fiddle player, Jenee Fleenor, congratulating her on her big win. Earlier in the day, she won Musician of the Year. Jenee was not only the first woman to win this award but also the first woman to receive a nomination in the category in the 53-year history of the CMA Awards.

If you missed the awards, visit cmaawards.com for On-Demand viewing options.

Team DollyCMA’s Outstanding Celebration Of Women Hosted By Dolly, Reba & Carrie

Women In Country Music Unite at “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards”

Published November 7, 2019 / Last Updated November 7, 2019

Women In Country Music Unite For Groundbreaking Performances at “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards” November 13 on ABC

Women in Country Music will unite for a historic, not-to-be-missed opening performance at “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards.” The groundbreaking number led by Carrie Underwood, Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton will also feature Terri Clark, Sara Evans, Crystal Gayle, The Highwomen (comprised of Brandi Carlile, Natalie Hemby, Maren Morris and Amanda Shires), Martina McBride, Jennifer Nettles, Tanya Tucker and Gretchen Wilson, each performing iconic Country songs for a monumental decades-spanning medley never before seen.

In addition to the incredible opening, Country Music’s Biggest Night™ will be hosted by Carrie Underwood with special guest hosts Reba McEntire and Dolly Parton, celebrates legendary women in Country Music throughout the broadcast, airing live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, November 13 at 8/7c on the ABC Television Network.

Don’t miss “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards,” this historic opening or awesome performances from Dolly Parton with for KING & COUNTRY and Zach Williams, Kelsea Ballerini, Dierks Bentley with Sheryl Crow, Chris Janson and John Osborne, Brooks & Dunn with Brothers Osborne, Garth Brooks with Blake Shelton, Eric Church, Luke Combs, Dan + Shay, Lady Antebellum and Halsey, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Maren Morris, Kacey Musgraves with Willie Nelson, Old Dominion, P!NK and Chris Stapleton, Blake Shelton, Thomas Rhett, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban.

For more information on “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards,” please visit CMAawards.com.

Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings - Photo Credit: Curtis Hilbun
Dolly Parton
Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings - Photo Credit: Curtis Hilbun
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Carly Pearce Photo Credit John Shearer
 
Carly Pearce Photo Credit John Shearer
 
 
 
Team DollyWomen In Country Music Unite at “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards”

“Dolly Parton: Here She Comes Again!” With Robin Roberts

Published November 7, 2019 / Last Updated November 7, 2019

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
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman

Watch Dolly Parton and Robin Roberts having fun on Tuesday, November 12 at 10 PM ET on ABC.

On the eve of the CMA Awards, catch Dolly in a special interview with Robin Roberts of “Good Morning America.”

Dolly is co-hosting the “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards” with Carrie Underwood and Reba McEntire. And fans are in for a real treat as Dolly is planning never-before-seen collaborations with King & Country and Zach Williams!

Team Dolly“Dolly Parton: Here She Comes Again!” With Robin Roberts

Dolly Parton Planning Never-Before-Seen Collaboration Performance At The 53rd Annual CMA Awards

Published October 25, 2019 / Last Updated October 25, 2019

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
Senior Editor - Amanda Webb
Creative Director - Sarah Chapman

Country Music’s Biggest Night™ features never-before-seen collaborations including Dolly Parton, King & Country and Zach Williams!

“The 53rd Annual CMA Awards” to Air Live from Bridgestone Arena Wednesday, Nov. 13 on the ABC Television Network

Eric Church, Luke Combs, Miranda Lambert, Reba McEntire, Maren Morris, Dolly Parton with for KING & COUNTRY and Zach Williams, P!NK and Chris Stapleton, Carrie Underwood, and Keith Urban have been announced as the first group of performers for “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards,” hosted by Underwood with special guest hosts McEntire and Parton. Country Music’s Biggest Night™ will air live from Bridgestone Arena in Nashville Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 8/7c on the ABC Television Network.

Nine-time CMA Awards winner Parton will welcome for KING & COUNTRY and Williams to the CMA Awards stage for the first time ever to perform an inspirational gospel medley of “God Only Knows,” “There Was Jesus,” and Parton’s not-yet-released new song “Faith.” In an epic collaboration, Chris Stapleton, a three-time nominee this year, will join P!NK to perform their duet, “Love Me Anyway.”

With three nominations this year, Church will perform his hit “Some Of It” from his CMA Album of the Year nominated album Desperate Man. Combs, the reigning CMA New Artist of the Year and three-time nominee this year, will take the stage performing fan favorite “Beer Never Broke My Heart.” In addition to her guest host appearance, McEntire, a six-time CMA Awards winner, will perform her classic hit, “Fancy.” McEntire last performed the song at the CMA Awards in 2016 as part of a multi-artist medley, opening the 50th anniversary ceremony. Lambert, nominated for CMA Female Vocalist of the Year this year, will bring her rising new single “It All Comes Out In The Wash” to the CMA Awards stage, while Morris will perform her three-time nominated hit, “GIRL.” Morris is the top nominated artist this year with six total nominations. Host and reigning CMA Female Vocalist of the Year Underwood, also a three-time nominee this year, is set to perform “Drinking Alone” from her CMA Album of the Year nominated album Cry Pretty, and reigning CMA Entertainer of the Year and two-time nominee this year, Urban will perform his hit, “We Were.”

Additional performers and presenters will be revealed in the coming weeks.

“The 53rd Annual CMA Awards” is a production of the Country Music Association. Robert Deaton is the Executive Producer, Alex Rudzinski is the Director, and David Wild is the Head Writer.

For more information on “The 53rd Annual CMA Awards,” please visit CMAawards.com.

Team DollyDolly Parton Planning Never-Before-Seen Collaboration Performance At The 53rd Annual CMA Awards

Dolly Parton Featured On Zach Williams’ New Song “There Was Jesus”

Published October 4, 2019 / Last Updated October 4, 2019

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Tim and Mary Alice Lovelace are a husband/wife writing duo who enjoy co-writing songs, news articles, and short stories.

GRAMMY® and GMA Dove Award® -winning artist Zach Williams released a new album today featuring Dolly Parton on “There Was Jesus”

Building on the unprecedented success of his Grammy® -winning “Chainbreaker” album, GMA Dove Award® Artist of the Year, Zach Williams, has released his highly anticipated sophomore project, “Rescue Story.” Zach is especially thrilled to have collaborated with world-famous country music icon, Dolly Parton, on the soul-stirring ballad “There Was Jesus.”

Written by Zach, Jonathan Smith and Casey Beathard, “There Was Jesus” is a reflection on Zach’s journey. He said,

“I’m looking back at 20 years ago when I had no idea that God was in the moment, that He was even with me through some of the hard things that have gone on in my life. Now I can see that He had His hand in everything I was doing.”

Zach knew the moment they finished writing the song he wanted to see if Dolly would consider singing it with him. His team got to work and sent the song to Dolly’s manager. She loved it, and arrangements were made for the duo to meet in the studio a few weeks later to record the song. Zach recalls, “It was a really cool moment, just to have the privilege to record a song with Dolly Parton. Working with Dolly was a true honor. She has a way of making you feel like you are the only person in the room. She is so down-to-earth and genuine, and I can’t wait for people to hear that in the song.”

“There Was Jesus” will be released as a single in early 2020. “Rescue Story” is distributed by Sony/Provident and is available at digital and retail outlets worldwide.

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