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Dolly Parton Visits Monroe Carell Jr. Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital Today, Parton Teams With Pandora To Present Special Facebook LIVE At 3 PM CT

Global superstar Dolly Parton, whose first children’s album I Believe In You releases today on Dolly Records/RCA Nashville, could have been anywhere on the day her album releases, but she wanted to be in Nashville with kids and their families at Monroe Carell Jr. Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.
 
Parton’s niece Hannah Dennison, daughter of her sister Rachel and longtime band member Richard Dennison, spent years battling leukemia at Vanderbilt. Today she is a healthy young woman, and Dolly and family are bringing that story of hope to those children currently in the hospital.
 
Two of the songs on I Believe In You, “Chemo Hero” and “Brave Little Soldier,” were specifically written for Hannah to help her through her health struggles.

During her visit today, Dolly surprised the doctors and children by announcing she will make a $1 million donation to Monroe Carell Jr. Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital.
 
To shine a light on the great work the Hospital does and to give the children a chance to ask questions, Parton is teaming with Pandora—the world’s most powerful music discovery platform—for a very special Facebook LIVE event, broadcasting from Seacrest Studios at Vanderbilt. Pandora’s Beville Dunkerley will co-host the Facebook LIVE broadcast with Seacrest Studios’ Mamie Shepherd at 3 PM CT today. 
 
Pandora is supporting the release of I Believe In You and the Facebook LIVE event with special tune-in liners airing across all Country and Children’s channels on the platform.

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ABOUT DOLLY PARTON:

Dolly Parton is the most honored female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach #1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. She has 41 career top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career-charted singles over the past 40 years. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her Hall of Fame career have reportedly topped a staggering 100 million records – which includes sales of her 2016 chart-topping disc Pure & Simple, her first number one album on the Billboard Country Album charts in twenty-five years. She has garnered eight Grammy Awards – including a 2017 win with Pentatonix in the Country Duo/Group Performance category for their collaboration on her iconic 1973 hit “Jolene” – 10 Country Music Association Awards, five Academy of Country Music Awards, three American Music Awards and is one of only five female artists to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award. In 1999 Parton was inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and became a member of the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001. Broadcast Music Inc. honored Parton with their Icon Award in 2003, and in 2004 the U.S. Library of Congress presented her with their Living Legend Award for her contribution to the cultural heritage of the United States. This was followed in 2005 with the National Medal of Arts, the highest honor given by the U.S. government for excellence in the arts. The honors keep coming. The 2016 made for television movie, Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love is nominated in the “Television Movie” category for the 69th Annual Emmy Awards. The film also won in the TV and Cable category at the 68th Annual Christopher Awards, which also includes the Movieguide Epiphany Prize for Television. The film served as the follow-up to her highly rated 2015 film Coat Of Many Colors, also broadcast on NBC, which won the Academy of Country Music’s Tex Ritter Award. In 2017, Dolly will release “I Believe In You,” a collection of children’s songs on Dolly Records through her partnership with Sony Music Nashville.

 

ABOUT DOLLY PARTON’S IMAGINATION LIBRARY:

Founded in 1995, Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library is a book gifting organization that has, to date, mailed more than 100 million books to children in Australia, Belize, Canada, United Kingdom and the United States. Each month, the program currently mails more than one million specially selected, high-quality, age-appropriate books to registered children from birth until they start Kindergarten in participating communities. Dolly envisioned creating a lifelong love of reading in children, preparing them for school and inspiring them to dream. Recent studies suggest participation in the Imagination Library is positively and significantly associated with higher measures of early language and math development. Penguin Random House is the exclusive publisher for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library.

 

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Dolly Parton Helps Distribute Final My People Fund Checks And Surprises Families With $5,000 Checks

Dolly Parton with foundation recipients.

The Dollywood Foundation administered the final distribution from the My People Fund on Thursday with recipients noticing an extra surprise when they received the check.

Thanks to fundraising efforts, Dollywood Foundation officials were able to provide a $5,000 check to each family as they work to recover from the Smoky Mountain wildfires which occurred last November. Beginning last December, the My People Fund provided $1,000 each month to Sevier County families whose primary residences were completely destroyed due to the fires.

In total, recipients received $10,000 as a hand-up to help start their rebuilding efforts following the fire. The fund, which was established by Dolly Parton, The Dollywood Company, Parton’s dinner theaters and The Dollywood Foundation, was supported by contributions from across the country, as well as donations made through the Smoky Mountains Rise telethon which took place in early December.

“The My People Fund has been a great success,” said Parton. “I want to thank my team, the Dollywood Foundation, my friends in the music business and the thousands of people from all over the country who opened both their pocketbooks and their hearts to help us.

“Over the last five months, we’ve given nearly 900 families $5,000 to help them recover. Yesterday, we had our last distribution and I went over to The LeConte Center to say thanks to all the volunteers and to help give out a few checks myself. We matched what they’ve received already with another $5,000 check. I know $10,000 can’t solve everything, but I do hope the money will help them to dream again.”

In addition to providing initial monetary support to displaced families through the monthly check distribution, the remaining funds from the My People Fund will continue to help the people of Sevier County. At least $3 million will be contributed to the Mountain Tough Recovery Team which will serve the continuing needs of residents during the critical rebuilding period ahead. This program will begin helping families on June 1.

“We’re still receiving money, so we aren’t finished yet,” Parton added. “Recovery will take some time, so a new organization—called Mountain Tough—has been created to help our people get back on their feet for the next three years. We’re giving at least $3 million to help this new organization begin the next chapter of our journey.”

Mountain Tough assists individuals and families recovering from the wildfires by providing resources for the unmet needs of low-income families and individuals in Gatlinburg and the surrounding Sevier County area. The team seeks to restore the quality of life and provide for the long-term needs of those affected.

“Mountain Tough will help pick up where the My People Fund left off,” Dollywood Foundation President David Dotson said. “They will be staffed with case managers who will work to identify the immediate needs of residents and our funds will be used to address those needs. For example, it may help with transportation so someone can continue to be employed, or it may help with medicine for conditions caused by the fire. The case managers will coordinate with county agencies to ensure needed assistance is not duplicated and achieves its maximum impact.”

Anyone who wants to help the Mountain Tough Recovery Team with their efforts should visit www.mountaintough.org for information on how to donate, how to volunteer and much more. The website is the official source for all information regarding the recovery effort.

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ABOUT DOLLY PARTON
Dolly Parton is the most honored female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach #1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. She has 41 career top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career-charted singles over the past 40 years. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her Hall of Fame career have reportedly topped a staggering 100 million records.

She has garnered seven Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, five Academy of Country Music Awards, three American Music Awards and is one of only five female artists to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award.

In 1999 Parton was inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and became a member of the National Academy of Popular Music Songwriters Hall of Fame in 2001. Broadcast Music honored Parton with their Icon Award in 2003, and in 2004 the U.S. Library of Congress presented her with their Living Legend Award for her contribution to the cultural heritage of the United States. This was followed in 2005 with the National Medal of Arts, the highest honor given by the U.S. government for excellence in the arts.

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Dolly Parton’s “Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love” Available On DVD Dec. 20th

Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of LoveBeginning Dec. 20th, Dolly Parton fans can buy their very own copy of “Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love” if you didn’t get a chance to see it on tv or if you just want to have your own copy to keep.  Continue Reading →

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Show Review: Dolly Parton’s “Pure & Simple” Tour Dazzles Huntsville, AL; Details About Upcoming Telethon

Dolly PartonOn Wednesday, November 16th, Dolly Parton brought her “Pure & Simple” tour to Huntsville, Alabama to the delight of the packed audience inside the Von Braun Center Arena.  This was the closest her tour was coming to Nashville, so I made sure I did not miss seeing her this time.  It had been way too long since my last Dolly concert!
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DOLLY PARTON PREMIERES NEW MOVIE “CHRISTMAS OF MANY COLORS: CIRCLE OF LOVE” AT DOLLYWOOD

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Dolly Parton on red carpet of "Christmas Of Many Colors: Circle Of Love" premiere. Photo credit: Cat Denton

Hundreds of Dolly Parton fans packed the streets of Dollywood on Tuesday night to catch a glimpse of Parton and other cast members on the red carpet for the premiere of “Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love.” The film follows Parton’s “Coat of Many Colors,” which aired to over 16 million viewers overall on NBC last year.

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Dolly Records and Sony Music Nashville Announce Joint Venture; Dolly Parton’s New Album Pure & Simple Available Worldwide August 19

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World-renowned singer/songwriter/entertainer Dolly Parton and Sony Music Nashville announced a joint venture and the launch of Dolly’s new studio album, Pure & Simple, for worldwide distribution on August 19. Releasing on Dolly Records/RCA Nashville, Pure & Simple can be pre-ordered starting Friday, July 8.
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[Video] “Home & Family” From Hollywood To Dollywood

Dolly Parton with the hosts of "Home & Family"Hallmark Channel’s Daytime Emmy-nominated series, “Home & Family”, goes from Hollywood to Dollywood in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee and speaks to Dolly Parton herself after they had a chance to explore her beautiful theme park.

Tune-in to Hallmark Channel starting today for a fun-filled week of Dollywood adventures!Home & Family

See the video below as we talk to some of the cast and guests for the special on-location episodes:

“Home & Family” airs new original episodes Monday through Friday (10a.m. ET/PT, 9C – 12p.m. ET/PT, 11C) on Hallmark Channel.

ABOUT “HOME & FAMILY”
The fourth season of “Home & Family” features not only the best in lifestyle advice, but also plays host to some of Hollywood’s biggest stars and most exciting music acts. Recent guests that have visited include; Dolly Parton, Geena Davis, Kathy Bates, Mira Sorvino, John Rhys-Davies, Joseph Fiennes, Kate Bosworth, Naomi Judd, Wolfgang Puck, Tony Robbins, Melissa Ethridge, Fran Drescher, Hayden Christensen, Betty White, Olivia Newton-John, La Toya Jackson and James Brolin. The series reaches viewers’ homes from its own 2,800 square foot working home at Universal Studios.

Woody Fraser is the creator of “Home & Family.” Marty Tenney and Tracy Verna Soiseth are executive producers. Rob George and William O’Hara are directors of “Home & Family” from Woody Fraser Enterprises. “Home & Family” is broadcast in 1080i, Hallmark Channel’s selected HD Format. This program carries a TV-G parental guideline.

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“Home & Family” Announces a Full Week of Themed Shows at Dollywood Airing the Week of May 30

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Dolly Parton with hosts Mark Steines and Cristina Ferrare

For the first time ever, Dolly Parton and Dollywood host Hallmark Channel’s Daytime Emmy® nominated series “Home & Family.” Tune in the week of May 30 to enjoy this exciting week of shows, “Home & Family: The Ultimate Dollywood Experience.” Continue Reading →

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HALLMARK CHANNEL’S “HOME & FAMILY” GOES TO DOLLYWOOD WITH THE LEGENDARY DOLLY PARTON

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For the first time ever, Dolly Parton and Dollywood host Hallmark Channel’s Daytime Emmy® nominated series “Home & Family.”  Tune in the week of May 30 to enjoy this exciting week of shows, “Home & Family: The Ultimate Dollywood Experience.”  Continue Reading →

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DOLLY PARTON SEEKING A KIDNEY DONOR FOR HER CLOSE FRIEND WITH THE HELP OF THE FLOOD SISTERS KIDNEY FOUNDATION OF AMERICA AND PUBLIC GOOD

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Dolly Parton’s close friend, Jerry Edelstein

With the holidays right around the corner, country music legend Dolly Parton is determined to help save the life of one of her dearest friends.  Dolly’s long time attorney and close personal friend Jerry Edelstein is in need of a kidney and Dolly has stepped in to lend her support by recording a heartfelt video asking for a potential donor for him.   Edelstein, whose other iconic clients include Jon Bon Jovi, has been seeking a kidney for several years and unable to find a donor, found out a couple months ago he was in renal failure. As we enter 2016, his need has now become desperate. The Flood Sisters Kidney Foundation ​of America ​and Public Good are hoping to raise awareness in order to find a donor with an O blood type, who could save Jerry’s life.  Dolly Parton’s video plea ​and campaign ​to help ​find a kidney donor for Jerry Edelstein this holiday season can be found at www.publicgood.com/FloodSisters.

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