Tag Archives: Dolly Parton

Bezos Awards Dolly Parton $100 Million For Charity Use

Fortune reports: Jeff Bezos named Dolly Parton the latest recipient of his Courage and Civility award, handing the music legend $100 million to direct to any charities she chooses. “She gives with her heart. What she’s done for kids, and literacy, and so many other things, is just incredible,” Bezos, 58, said in a video posted on social media. “I’ve …

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Dollywood To Cover College Tuition For All Employees

Knoxville’s ABC News affiliate reports: Dollywood’s parent company is picking up the education tab for all of its employees, beginning this year. Herschend Enterprises is the operating partner of Dollywood and the nation’s largest privately-owned themed attractions corporation. This week the company announced it will cover 100% of employees’ tuition, fees and books for employees who wish to further their …

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2022 Rock Hall Of Fame Nominees: Dolly Parton, Devo, Lionel Richie, Duran Duran, Dionne Warwick, And More

The Associated Press reports: Dolly Parton, Eminem, Lionel Richie, Duran Duran and A Tribe Called Quest are among this year’s first-time nominees for induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. The Cleveland-based institution announced 17 artists and groups being considered for Rock Hall induction, including Rage Against the Machine, Pat Benatar, Dionne Warwick, Carly Simon, Judas Priest, Beck, …

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Dolly Parton Gets “Dose Of Her Own Medicine” [VIDEO]

First, a flashback to last year: In April, less than a month after Covid-19 was officially declared a pandemic, Dolly Parton donated $1 million to coronavirus research at Vanderbilt University. More than seven months later, it’s been revealed that the legendary performer’s donation helped fund Moderna’s Covid-19 vaccine. Parton’s name appears in the preliminary report on the vaccine among sponsors …

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Dolly Parton To TN Lawmakers: Please, No Statue Of Me

Nashville’s NBC News affiliate reports: Dolly Parton is grateful for the Tennessee legislature’s consideration of a bill to install a statue of her on the Capitol grounds but doesn’t think this is an appropriate time to do so. Dolly Parton went on to Twitter to express her gratitude and her opinion on the bill, indicating that she had asked the …

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Dolly Parton Twice Turned Down Medal Of Freedom From Trump, But Not For The Reason You Would Think

The Today Show reports: The queen of country, 75, told TODAY in an interview that former President Donald Trump’s administration tried to give her the nation’s highest civilian honor, the Presidential Medal of Freedom, twice but she had to turn them down. “I couldn’t accept it because my husband was ill and then they asked me again about it and …

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Obama Calls It His “Screw Up” That Dolly Parton Didn’t Get A Presidential Medal Of Freedom: “I’ll Call Biden”

The Hill reports: Former President Obama says it was a major “screw up” of his administration that he failed to honor Dolly Parton with the Presidential Medal of Freedom. “That’s a mistake. I’m shocked,” Obama said Monday on CBS’ “The Late Show” after host Stephen Colbert asked how it was possible the “9 to 5” singer hadn’t received the country’s …

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Dolly Parton Partly Funded Moderna’s COVID Vaccine

The Guardian reports: It’s truly the greatest gift of all: a $1 million donation by Dolly Parton to coronavirus vaccine research supported the development of the Moderna vaccine, which shows 95% protection from the virus. In April, Parton donated to research after her friend Dr Naji Abumrad of the Vanderbilt Institute for Infection, Immunology and Inflammation at Vanderbilt University in …

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Dolly Parton Donates Her 100 Millionth Kids Book

The Washington Post reports: Country music legend Dolly Parton has been called a lot of things over the course of her five-decade career: singer, songwriter, actress and cartoon character (her words). But none of those titles has meant more to the 72-year-old than the one she celebrated at the Library of Congress: “book lady.” Parton is the founder of Imagination …

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Dolly Parton Drops “Dixie” From Attraction Name

The Knoxville News Sentinel reports: Dolly Parton’s Pigeon Forge dinner attraction, Dixie Stampede, has a new name. It’s now known as Dolly Parton’s Stampede, according to a news release from World Choice Investments. It also has a location in Branson, Missouri. Parton explained in the press release that the change streamlines the name of the show, will remove any confusion …

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TENNESSEE: Gatlinburg Wildfire Threatens Dollywood

ABC News reports: Guest cabins at Dollywood have been evacuated amid a series of raging wildfires nearby in Tennessee, according to a representative for the resort and the state’s emergency management agency. The news comes as the town of Gatlinburg and nearby communities, including a portion of Pigeon Forge, where Dollywood is located, have come under a mandatory evacuation order. …

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Pentatonix & Dolly Parton – Jolene [VIDEO]

Over two million views overnight. Via Entertainment Weekly: Grammy-winning a cappella group Pentatonix delivered a special rendition of Dolly Parton’s hit “Jolene” with an added bonus: The Queen of Country herself. As shown in video posted to the group’s YouTube channel, Parton updated the iconic melody by claiming center stage for the performance, while Pentatonix sang back-up. “Singing with [Pentatonix] …

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Cyndi Lauper – Hard Candy Christmas [AUDIO]

Last weekend I had the pleasure of hearing Cyndi Lauper perform this Dolly Parton classic at her annual Home For The Holidays concert for homeless LGBT kids. Cyndi has now released the track. Rolling Stone reports: While recording her upcoming country album in Nashville, Cyndi Lauper’s hotel featured an inspirational phrase above the artwork. In lights, it said, “What Would …

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Dolly Parton: I Want To Do A Dance Album

Via Digital Spy: Dolly Parton has revealed that she would like to work on a dance anthem. The country singer spoke about her gay following during a press conference last week, saying that she hopes her fans “relate” to her more than her music, but added she wants to work on some more upbeat anthems. “At some point I would …

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Dolly Parton At Glastonbury

Stereogum raves: To be clear: Dolly Parton won Glastonbury simply by showing up. The 68-year-old country music legend is not the type to show up at every festival every summer, but she blessed the UK’s biggest one with her presence this past weekend. She also figured out a way to pay tribute to her host country in the most adorable …

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Dolly Parton – Home

Billboard reviews: Dolly Parton has just released a new video, “Home,” from her hit “Blue Smoke” album. The playful video follows Parton as she prepares for a photo shoot. True to form, her wardrobe is colorful throughout, and she even breaks out the banjo for part of the clip. The decidedly poppy song is a heartwarmer about, well, home. “I’ll …

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Dolly Parton On Gay Marriage

“I think everyone should be with who they love. I don’t want to be controversial or stir up a bunch of trouble but people are going to love who they are going to love. I think gay couples should be allowed to marry. They should suffer just like us heterosexuals.” – Dolly Parton, speaking to Britain’s Event Magazine. Parton first …

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Dolly Parton Raps For Queen Latifah

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Airliner Makes Emergency Landing To Remove Disruptive Singing Passenger

An American Airlines flight from Los Angeles to New York made an emergency landing on Thursday to remove a woman who would not stop singing I Will Always Love You. The solo performance began shortly into the flight from Los Angeles to New York and her crooning quickly became too much for passengers and staff on the domestic flight last …

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Tweet Of The Day II – Dolly Parton

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