"I Believe in You" combines Parton's cheery vocals with a variety of gentle thoughts and lessons aimed at the younger set. Yahoo Music is pleased to exclusively premiere Parton's track-by-track discussion of three of the record's standout songs.
Nashville PR giant Kirt Webster, who represented clients including Dolly Parton and Kid Rock, has stepped down from his firm after allegations of sexual harassment and assault.
As the last surviving member of the Bee Gees, singer Barry Gibb is a legend in the music business. In fact, he’s performing in the Legends slot at this year’s Glastonbury Festival, following in the footsteps of Johnny Cash, James Brown, and Dolly Parton.
In a new book “Dolly on Dolly: Interviews and Encounters With Dolly Parton”, Dolly Parton gets candid and reveals that she contemplated suicide after a breakup with an unnamed lover.
When Dolly Parton turns 71 years old on Jan. 19, longtime fans Patric Parkey and Harrell Gabeheart will be celebrating with Dolly … kind of. Patric and Harrell say they’ve been told that theirs is the largest private collection of Dolly Parton memorabilia in the world.
"We want to provide a hand up to those families who have lost everything in the fires. I know it has been a trying time for my people and this assistance will help get them back on their feet.”
If there is anything that should break the Internet this weekend, it’s the wonderful new cross-generational, cross-genre, a cappella version of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene,” starring The Sing-Off/YouTube sensations Pentatonix and Dolly herself. The charming video went up Friday morning on Pentatonix’s YouTube’s channel (at last count, the 44th most popular channel on YouTube overall, with 11 million subscribers) — and by Friday afternoon, the smooth, groovy performance had already racked up more than 418,000 views. “Jolene” obviously still has a ways to go to match the numbers for Pentatonix’s Grammy-winning Daft Punk medley — which has 208 million YouTube plays — but it’s off to a pretty impressive start, thanks in no small part to Dolly’s star power.
Everyone in the universe loves Dolly Parton, so it makes perfect sense that the country legend would dedicate an entire album to the universal subject of love. In this video exclusive, Parton reveals that her half-century of happy marriage to Carl Thomas Dean inspired much of her new album, Pure & Simple — but that wedded bliss wasn’t the only type of romance on her mind when she sat down to write. “When I wrote the whole album of Pure & Simple, I really didn’t know what I was going to do,” Parton says.
Dolly Parton is as well known for her over-the-top physical trappings – the hair, the outfits, the hourglass figure – as her sweet voice and exceedingly successful career in entertainment. And her fans can attest, everything about her has held up admirably with age. The icon turns 70 years old Tuesday (Jan. 19) and is still going strong; whether she’s touring behind a new album (her latest was 2014’s Blue Smoke), performing at the UK Glastonbury Festival, or popping up on film/TV. Parton’s overall appearance remains immediately recognizable – in fact, is an amazing testament to 50 years of consistent branding – but as this retrospective spotlighting her various looks over the years shows, the superstar has a unique ability to take on trends of the various decades and make them her own.
Everyone loves the excitement and warmth of the holidays – and everyone wants to go home for the holidays – but there are some years in which that dream is just not possible.
Need more proof that Dolly Parton’s heart is as big as her hair? Find out the story about the country legend’s sweet duet with a young fan who has Down Syndrome…. After hearing about Gage Blackwell’s wish to meet his idol, one of Dolly’s business associates arranged a meeting between the two at a restaurant in her Dollywood theme park in Gatlinburg, Tennessee. Not only did his idol tell Blackwell that she reminded him of a certain dear old friend of hers, they sang a medley of her biggest hits (“Islands In The Stream,” “Jolene,” “9 to 5,”) together! Facebook Gage’s mother, Lynnae told TODAY.com that she was overwhelmed by the amount of love Dolly showed to her son, adding, ”as a mother, that was just an amazing moment, to see how happy she made him.” Happy indeed! Gage summed up his reaction to the amazing day with this Facebook post.