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Dolly Parton Releases Lyric Video For "Outside Your Door"

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DOLLY PARTON RELEASES BRAND NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR “OUTSIDE YOUR DOOR” Song Available As “Instant-Grat Track” at iTunes With Pre-Order of Upcoming Album, Pure & Simple World-renowned singer/songwriter/entertainer Dolly Parton released a lyric video for “Outside Your Door,” which premiered yesterday on One Country. “Outside Your Door” is available for instant download HERE when you pre-order Dolly’s upcoming album Pure & Simple, out August 19th on Dolly Records/RCA Nashville. “Dolly, as a national treasure, is at her best on ‘Outside Your Door’… the tune, musically, is simple in production terms and features that classic Dolly charm with the lyrics.” – One Country “I may not be pure, but I’m as simple as they come! This new ‘Pure & Simple’ project is really special to me because I’m taking my fans back to my roots,” Dolly explained in a recent interview with Huffington Post. “I feel like these songs have a pure, tender side and we didn’t go overboard with the arrangements. I’m so glad we’ve teamed up with our friends at Sony to get this album out to the fans.” Pure & Simple Track List 1. “Pure & Simple” 2. “Say Forever You’ll Be Mine” 3. “Never Not Love You” 4. “Kiss It (And Make It All Better)” 5. “Can’t Be That Wrong” 6. “Outside Your Door” 7. “Tomorrow Is Forever” 8. “I’m Sixteen” 9. “Head Over High Heels” 10. “Forever Love” Pre-order Pure & Simple Now iTunes: smarturl.it/dollypartonps Physical & Merch Bundles: shop.dollyparton.com/collections/pure-simple Stream “Outside Your Door” Apple Music (streaming): smarturl.it/applemusicdolly Spotify: smarturl.it/dollyoutsideyourdoor Google Play: smarturl.it/dollygoogleoyd DOLLY PARTON PURE & SIMPLE NORTH AMERICAN TOUR: July 29 Sprint Center – Kansas City, Mo. July 30 Scottrade Center – St. Louis, Mo. Aug. 02 Celeste Center- Columbus, Ohio Aug. 03 Allen County War Memorial Coliseum – Fort Wayne, Ind. Aug. 04 The Colosseum at Caesar Windsor – Windsor, ON, Canada Aug. 06 Van Andel Arena – Grand Rapids, Mich. Aug. 07 Ravinia Festival – Highland Park, Ill. Aug. 09 Norton Center for the Arts – Danville, Ky. Aug. 10 Ford Center – Evansville, Ind. Aug. 12 BOK Center – Tulsa, Okla. Aug. 13 Verizon Arena – Little Rock, Ark. Sept. 09 Molson Canadian Amphitheatre – Toronto, ON, Canada Sept. 10 Essar Centre – Sault Sainte Marie, ON, Canada Sept. 12 MTS Centre – Winnipeg, MB, Canada Sept. 13 Mosaic Place – Moose Jaw, SK, Canada Sept. 16 Scotiabank Saddledome – Calgary, AB, Canada Sept. 17 Rogers Place – Edmonton, AB, Canada Sept. 19 Rogers Arena – Vancouver, BC, Canada Sept. 21 ShoWare Center – Kent, Wash. SOLD OUT Sept. 22 Northern Quest Casino – Airway Heights, Wash. Sept. 24 Shoreline Amphitheatre – Mountain View, Calif. Sept. 25 Santa Barbara Bowl – Santa Barbara, Calif. Sept. 27 Valley View Casino – San Diego, Calif. Sept. 28 Vina Robles Amphitheatre – Paso Robles, Calif. Sept. 30 Laughlin Amphitheatre – Laughlin, Nev. Oct. 01 Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, Calif. Oct. 02 Hollywood Bowl – Los Angeles, Calif. Nov. 15 LeConte Center – Pigeon Continue reading Dolly Parton Releases Lyric Video For "Outside Your Door"

Dolly Parton Announces Album Pre-Order Bundles And Releases Lyric Video For "Pure & Simple"

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DOLLY PARTON ANNOUNCES ALBUM PRE-ORDER BUNDLES AND RELEASES LYRIC VIDEO FOR “PURE & SIMPLE” NASHVILLE, Tenn. (July 14, 2016) – Without a doubt, Dolly Parton continues to be one of the most aggressive artists in music when it comes to marketing themselves, and the Country Music Hall of Fame member continues that trend with the upcoming August 19 release of her new disc Pure & Simple – with four different pre-order bundles to help promote the album. Those packages are listed below: Standard Bundle ($40) – Pure & Simple album cover art on black 100% preshrunk cotton t-shirt, Pure & Simple CD, as well as an album digital download (will be delivered via email on August 19th). Deluxe Bundle ($60) – Pure & Simple CD, as well as digital download of the album (will be delivered via email on August 19th), a 3 notebook set with different Dolly logo designs (each notebook measures 3.5″ x 5.5″), and a Rhinestone and lace Dolly photo tote bag. Collectible Bundle ($100) – Pure & Simple CD, as well as a digital download of the album (will be delivered via email on August 19th) , a collectible Dolly guitar string bracelet and custom gift box, a 3 notebook set with different Dolly logo designs (each notebook measures 3.5″ x 5.5″), and a Rhinestone and lace Dolly photo tote bag. Commemorative Bundle ($400) – Pure & Simple CD, as well as a digital download of the album (will be delivered via email on August 19th), a collectible Doll y guitar string bracelet and custom Dolly logo gift box, a 3 notebook set with different Dolly logo designs (each notebook measures 3.5″ x 5.5″), and a Rhinestone and lace Dolly photo tote bag, and a 16″ x 16″ Collectible Limited Edition plaque commemorating the release of Dolly’s new album Pure & Simple (each plaque has the cover art and an official certificate of authenticity plate inside). Fans can go to shop.dollyparton.com for more information regarding the bundles. In other Dolly news, the entertainment icon has just released the title track lyric video, which can be viewed here: dollyparton.com/life-and-career/music/pure-simple/12058. “Pure & Simple” has caught the attention of digital retailer iTunes, which named Dolly’s track to their “Best of the Week” playlist. Fans can access the list by going to apple.co/BestOfTheWeek. Fans can also pre-order the physical copy of Pure & Simple through the following links: Walmart: walmart.com Amazon Physical: smarturl.it/amazondolly Streaming services offering pre-release track links for the album include: Apple Music: smarturl.it/applemusicdolly Spotify: smarturl.it/spotifydolly Google Play: smarturl.it/gpdollytrack And, fans cans can also pre-order Pure & Simple through these links, which will also offer downloads of both the title cut and (beginning July 29) “Outside Your Door.” iTunes: smarturl.it/dollypartonps Apple Music (streaming): smarturl.it/applemusicdolly

Dolly Parton Takes the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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Kenny Rogers double-dog-dared Dolly and she accepted the challenge! “Kenny, you’ve got to pay extra for the wet t-shirt contest!” – Dolly Nashville, Tenn. (August 28, 2014) – Dolly Parton, who’s usually flooding stadiums with fans around the world, cools off her Summer by taking a dive into the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge. Dolly was challenged by several people including famous duet partner, Kenny Rogers. His doubted dare sparked her to accept and prove how nothing stands in her way for a good cause. “Kenny said you’ll never do it with your false hair, your false eyelashes, and your false nails,” responds Dolly. “Kenny, you’d be surprised at what all I do with my falses; for a good cause and a good laugh.” Parton drowns down the wigs, nails and lashes with a polar plunge to raise awareness for ALS at her Nashville home while resting after her Blue Smoke World Tour. “Although, I didn’t challenge anyone, I do challenge everybody to make a generous donation like I did!” adds Parton.

Dolly Parton: What She Taught Me About Being A Woman

Dolly Parton and Everything She Taught Me About Being A Woman! I’ve learned a lot from Dolly Parton. As a woman, I don’t think I’m alone in searching for a role model who accurately represents my own struggles and my sense of overwhelming ambition to escape the confines of a life unsatisfied. Dolly’s ‘rags to riches’ life certainly seems to fit that mold, and you’d be hard pressed to find an interview or public appearance where she doesn’t mention it in addition to its influence in a great deal of her songs. Dolly as a Model of Success. While I haven’t had a personal interaction with the rural experience that Dolly describes, she has been inspiring to me in the motivation to find your way out of a difficult situation, and to want to strive for better. She worked extremely hard to get where she is today, and as someone who was unhappy where I began in life, I find her example very powerful. To view the things she has achieved in comparison to her origins, why should I, with a better start in life than her, not become successful? Dolly as a Star On Her Own Terms. In addition, she has been able to become a global star, be accepted by Nashville but also by legions of fans of other genres, and at times transcend the limitations of country, where perhaps it might have negative perceptions, for example the UK. She has been able to do exactly what she wants, and never appears to have gone by a rule book. I mean, she left a national syndicated television show at the height of its success, only to write one of the biggest selling songs in music about it, become a movie star in her own right and then open a hugely successful theme park. I could list all her crazy achievements here but I might just go beyond my word limit. Dolly as a Rule Breaker. So she has taught me you don’t have to follow the rules, and that brings me to my main point – Dolly taught me so much about being a woman. The thing that’s so remarkable about her success, particularly as a businesswoman, is that she is a woman. To have managed that during the 1970s and 1980s when women were still burning their bras and feminist scholars were abstaining from sex in protest, Dolly dressed up like a small town prostitute and became one of the most respected women in the industry. It is this that taught me the most. Dolly exploited the male perception of female beauty, by exaggerating it, mocking it, and taking the power into her own hands. On the one hand she was selling herself as a sex symbol, yet at the same time shifting the power from men to women and exposing the farce of expectations of female beauty for what it really was. Feminist is perhaps seen as an ugly word (although it shouldn’t be), but Dolly Continue reading Dolly Parton: What She Taught Me About Being A Woman

Country Music Delivers Beyond the South

Why I Love Country Music: Reaching Beyond Borders. I have a confession to make: I wasn’t raised on country music. No, it’s not that I just lived in New York and one day took a vacation to Nashville and it was all there in front of me. I mean I’ve never actually been to America. I have lived in England all my life, and being still in my early twenties I have never been able to afford to travel outside Europe. I discovered country music through watching American Idol, the artist who introduced me being Carrie Underwood. Although I tend to dislike country pop now, I still love her and hold her music dear because of the nostalgia I feel for the music I grew up with, through my teenage years. I was 13 at this point; a pop music fan as any young girl is, but being a bit of a social outcast and not really being interested in the rock that my few friends listened to (it was just too aggressive for me), country seemed to hold a happy medium of sorts. To me, the country/pop that I was exploring held more lyrical meaning for someone who was writing songs at the time, and had a lot of pent-up emotions, than pop music did. In addition, it was friendlier than rock music; the hyper-male aggression that that involved just didn’t suit me, being a young, timid, middle class teenage girl. But the more country music I heard, the more it seemed to speak to me; I found Dolly Parton when I was 14 and her girliness yet honed craft of emotional songwriting, combined with her feminine pride and exploitation of conventional female beauty, made sure that she became my idol. She also introduced me to so much other music, particularly that pre-2000 that I had no idea about. I knew nothing of the poverty she had suffered or her rags to riches story in relation to my own life, I knew nothing of life in the South or the kind of middle-of-nowhere small towns that inhabit them. In England, even small towns and villages are no more than an hour or so’s drive away from a city. The geographically extended community of country music was alien to me, yet it was this precise extended community feeling that attracted me. I didn’t connect with many of the people at my school. Isolation is a key component of country music’s appeal; it brings together like minded people who are otherwise miles apart. I felt like I suddenly belonged somewhere, and on the internet nobody is going to judge you. Or at least, it doesn’t feel like they are. With the internet now, increasingly country music fans (particularly the younger ones) are from wider walks of life. Country has lured them because it has promised a friend, something to support them in their toughest times and offer a song to cry to. Online forums and social media are perpetrators of this, Continue reading Country Music Delivers Beyond the South

Dolly Parton Ditches Waterpark

Dolly Parton Pulls Out of Plans for Nashville Waterpark! Earlier this year, it was announced that country music powerhouse, Dolly Parton, was in the thick of plans to create a waterpark in Nashville, TN. It looks like this is one project Parton won’t be seeing to completion though. Dolly’s team has released an official statement indicating that she will no longer be involved in the plans. While her words are tactful and diplomatic, if we read between the lines, it looks like someone was trying to push this woman around a little bit, and those of us that love Dolly, know that was a mistake! “Gaylord makes decisions that they feel are good for their company and their stockholders and I have to make decisions based on what is best for me and the Dollywood Company. Governor Haslam, Mayor Dean, and all the folks in government have been great to work with. I really appreciate their support through this process. I think everyone knows I love Nashville and I hope the work we’ve already done will spark more family entertainment in Nashville.” -Dolly Parton This news is a bit of a bummer, but luckily we still have plenty of Dolly-themed fun to experience already!

Win A Copy of Dolly Parton’s Joyful Noise!

Want A Copy of Dolly Parton’s Movie, Joyful Noise? Come and Get It!!! Dolly Parton‘s musical comedy, Joyful Noise, hit screens last year, and it’s now available for purchase on Blu-ray, but before you run out and get it, stop right there…you can win it here! Just comment below, and be sure to tell us all about your favorite Dolly Parton song! We will then randomly select one winner from the comments, and they will receive a blu-ray combo pack with ultra-violet digital copy! In case you missed what this fun-filled comedy is all about, you can check out the trailer and the official synopsis below! Don’t forget to comment! Watch the Joyful Noise Trailer! [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0AFLfwyX3rE&feature=BFa] Joyful Noise Summary Oscar® nominees Dolly Parton (“Transamerica,” “Steel Magnolias,” “Nine to Five”) and Queen Latifah (“Chicago,” “Hairspray”) star in Alcon Entertainment’s and Warner Bros. Pictures’ “Joyful Noise,” a funny and inspirational story of music, hope, love and renewal. The small town of Pacashau, Georgia, has fallen on hard times, but the people are counting on the Divinity Church Choir to lift their spirits by winning the National Joyful Noise Competition. The choir has always known how to sing in harmony, but the discord between its two leading ladies now threatens to tear them apart. Their newly appointed director, Vi Rose Hill (Latifah), stubbornly wants to stick with their tried-and-true traditional style, while the fiery G.G. Sparrow (Parton) thinks tried-and-true translates to tired-and-old. Shaking things up even more is the arrival of G.G.’s rebellious grandson, Randy (Jeremy Jordan). Randy has an ear for music, but he also has an eye for Vi Rose’s beautiful and talented daughter, Olivia (Keke Palmer), and the sparks between the two teenagers are causing even more heat between G.G. and Vi Rose. If these two strong-willed women can overcome their differences and find a common voice, they–and their choir–may make the most joyful noise of all. Important Guidelines! * Prize provided by Warner Bros. * Entries must be received by Friday, April 11th. * Winners will not be eligible for another prize drawing until 90days after this one. * 1 Winners will be drawn Friday, April 11th from comments on THIS post and will be notified individually.

An Evening with Dolly Parton DVD/CD Set

Cracker Barrell Release Exclusive DVD/CD Set of An Evening With…Dolly…Parton. Dolly Parton is releasing a special live concert DVD/CD set exclusively through Cracker Barrel, An Evening With…Dolly. We love ourselves some Dolly, so nothin’ bad about that, right? The set features Parton’s live performance in London, and gives fans the chance to spend an evening with the iconic country songtress…in case they didn’t have the time/money to cross the pond to see her! The album/DVD will be available only through Cracker Barrel, who has begun over the past couple years to work with country, bluegrass and folk artists to release special/exclusive work, and it will be available April 2nd. You can check out the complete track listing for the CD and the DVD below! An Evening With… Dolly CD Track Listing: 1. Two Doors Down 2. Jolene 3. Coat of Many Colors 4. Only Dreaming 5. Little Sparrow 6. The Grass is Blue 7. Do I Ever Cross Your Mind 8. Here You Come Again 9. Islands in the Stream 10. 9 to 5 11. I Will Always Love You 12. Shattered Image* – previously unreleased live bonus track 13. My Tennessee Mountain Home* – previously unreleased live bonus track An Evening With… Dolly DVD Track Listing: 1. Two Doors Down 2. Jolene 3. Backwoods Barbie 4. Coat of Many Colors 5. Only Dreamin’ 6. Better Get to Livin’ 7. Shinola 8. Little Sparrow 9. The Grass is Blue 10. Do I Ever Cross Your Mind 11. Here You Come Again 12. Islandsin the Stream 13. 9 to 5 14. I Will Always Love You 15. Jesus and Gravity

Country Music Loves Halloween

Halloween Festivities Just Around The Corner, Country Music Is Getting Prepared To Celebrate! It’s that time of year, scary movies, frequent trips to the craft store, creepy cookies and decorating!If you are a fan of Carrie Underwood, Jason Aldean, Dolly Parton, Blake Shelton, Kellie Pickler, Brad Paisley, Miranda Lambert, Kenny Chesney, Reba McEntire, Garth Brooks, or Taylor Swift head on over to www.gactv.com to get a FREE template to carve their face in a pumpkin! Speaking of Kellie and Miranda, we know this spooky holiday is one of their favorites! Whether it’s Lucille Ball, Dracula, Batman, Big Bird, Dolly Parton, a ghost, or Elvis, country stars are all about dressing up! Many have even taken to Twitter or Facebook to get some ideas for this year! Log on and give a suggestion to your favorite artist, you never know, it might just be the one they pick!

Dolly Parton Why’d You Come In Here Looking Like That

Dolly Parton’s Why’d You Come In Here Looking Like That Music Video! If I had to guess, I would say it is a small number of people in the world who dislike Dolly Parton! She is very easily one of the most influential women of country music and her story has touched millions of people all over the world. The veteran of this (more like a family) business never hits the pause button and is always got some project in the works. Although this may be true, you can’t disregard her past singles that have this spunk that makes Dolly so unforgettable. “Here You Come Again“, “9 to 5“, “Islands In The Stream“, “I Will Always Love You” and “Jolene” are just a few of those classics! “Why’d You Come In Here Looking Like That” is just one of my absolute favorite Dolly songs. Let’s take a stroll back in time to enjoy the good natured and sweet Dolly Parton give us a comical 4 minute-ish show! [youtube:http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CD8bW1rWqOA&feature=artistob&playnext=1&list=TLsyFEcyJQFlA]

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