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Kenny Rogers Raises $60,000 for Dolly Parton’s Imagination Library

SPhoto by: Curtis Hilbun

SPhoto by: Curtis Hilbun

Dolly Parton’s long time friend and duet partner Kenny Rogers returned to Dollywood this past weekend to help raise money and awareness for her Imagination Library, a book gifting program for kids from birth to age five. Just days after announcing his retirement on the TODAY show, Kenny sang to a sold-out crowd, giving everyone a night to remember at Dollywood’s D.P. Celebrity Theatre. Fans from around the world made their way to Pigeon Forge for a chance to see “The Gambler” performing songs from his treasure chest of mega hits in an intimate setting.

“You know she’s an amazing person. She can take something and really grow it into something fantastic. Dolly has shipped over 70 million books! I think it’s a great idea,” said Kenny Rogers. “I’m glad to be a part of this and I hope it helps!”

The autumn air of the Smokies was filled with the sweet sounds of Kenny’s hit songs throughout the park. From “Coward Of The County,” “Ruby, Don’t Take Your Love To Town,” and “The Gambler,” to “Islands In The Stream,” “Lady,” and “You Can’t Make Old Friends,” the crowd again and again erupted in thunderous applause.

When it was time to count the money, Kenny’s performance raised over $60,000 for Dolly’s Imagination Library bringing the total raised during the benefit concert series to more than $635,000.

“I’m so grateful to Kenny for wanting to help my Imagination Library,” said Dolly Parton. “He’s always been such a great friend to me and I’m so happy that he made time to come to Dollywood and I know the fans just loved it. Kenny, if you’re reading this, I want to you to know just how much I appreciate you and you know I’ll always love you!”

Don Henley & Dolly Parton “When I Stop Dreaming” Music Video

Dolly Parton is featured on Don Henley’s new album, Cass County, and the pair have just released the music video for their duet “When I Stop Dreaming.”

Cass County, named for the Texas county in which Henley grew up, was released on Friday, Sept. 25 and also features appearances from Merle Haggard, Miranda Lambert, Vince Gill, Ashley Monroe and even Mick Jagger.

Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard & Martina McBride Featured on Don Henley’s New Album

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The legendary Don Henley is hitting the road in support of his new album. Dolly Parton, Merle Haggard and Martina McBride will be featured on Henley’s upcoming fifth studio album.

See tour dates here.

**As previously reported, Martina & Dolly will not be joining Don Henley on tour.  That was an error on our part.  Sorry for any confusion.**

Dolly Parton’s ‘Coat of Many Colors’ to Air in December!

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NBC has announced that its upcoming holiday film “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” will air Thursday, Dec. 10th from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT.

“Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” is based on the inspiring true story of living legend Dolly Parton’s remarkable upbringing. This once-in-a-lifetime movie special takes place inside the tight-knit Parton family as they struggle to overcome devastating tragedy and discover the healing power of love, faith, and a raggedy patchwork coat that helped make Parton who she is today.

The film is set in the Tennessee Great Smokey Mountains in 1955. It is neither a biopic nor musical about Dolly’s whole life and performing career, but rather a family-oriented faith-based story about the incidents in her and her family’s life around the time she was 9 years old.

Three cast members were recently added to the production, which begins this week in Atlanta.

Jennifer Nettles will play Parton’s mother, Avie Lee Parton.  Gerald McRaney, one of the most respected actors of his generation, will play Grandpa Jake Owens.  Ricky Schroder will portray Dolly’s father, Lee Parton.

As previously announced, Alyvia Alyn Lind will portray 9-year-old Dolly Parton. Alyvia most recently had a role in the Lifetime movie spoof “A Deadly Adoption,” with Will Ferrell and Kristen Wiig. She has also appeared in “Masters of Sex” and “Transparent.”

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