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Dolly Parton Becomes a Pioneer for the New .country Domain

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Dolly Parton, the legendary Queen of Country, has registered queenof.country, dolly.country, and dollyparton.country and has agreed to be part of the .country pioneer program, which provides domain names to musicians, businesses, and organizations before the release of .country domain names to the general public on September 15, 2014.

The launch of the .country top-level domain by registry operator Minds + Machines, in association with Uniregistry, is part of a revolutionary restructuring of the Internet’s naming system by ICANN, the Internet’s governing body, as it looks to create choice, relevance, name availability and affordability to individuals, communities and businesses across the US and the globe.

Dolly, in agreeing to be a .country pioneer, will assist in the launch of .country by using her new domain names and by providing her name, image and other assistance. Members of the .country pioneer program receive their choice of domain names ahead of general release in exchange for their help in marketing the new top-level domain.

Luke Myszka, Digital Strategist for CTK Management/Dolly Records, added:

“We are honored and thrilled to have Dolly Parton be a part of the ground-breaking launch of the .country TLD (top level domain) with dolly.country! It’s wonderful to have our artists on the cutting-edge of the digital marketplace, and we look forward to participating in this partnership for years to come.”

Other names reserved by Dolly Parton in .country include 9to5.country, dollywood.country, and queenof.country.

Antony Van Couvering, CEO of Minds + Machines, the registry operator for .country, commented:

“Dolly Parton was my first introduction to country music, and I’ve been a fan ever since. She’s a big reason we started .country, so I couldn’t be more thrilled that she’s signed on as a pioneer. Dolly gets it: .country is part of of a massive transformation of the Internet, and she wants to be part of it. With new top-level domains being supported by the likes of Amazon, Google, and L’Oréal, we look forward to a natural tipping point when we all will be adopting domain endings that identify us with a particular interest, location or activity.”

Country music fans are widely recognized as loyal, diverse, and growing, with over 100 million country fans worldwide and over 20 million going to country music concerts a year. In the United States, country music is the No. 1 radio format.

Domain names in .country will be available to all on 15 September 2014. The estimated retail cost will typically start at around $25 a year. To register a name within .country, go to www.mindsandmachines.com/country or www.uniregistry.com, or contact any leading registrar. The .country top-level domain is a joint venture by Minds + Machines and Uniregistry.

Dolly Parton Accepts the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge

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There have been many, and I do mean many, celebrities who have accepted the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge that has been going viral over the last several weeks.  We gave up trying to post all of the videos but this is one we didn’t want to pass up!

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.”

Dolly 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.

Nobody does it like Dolly!    For more information on Dolly Parton please visit:  www.dollypartonentertainment.com

Dolly Parton Chats on ‘The Wendy Williams Show’

On Thursday, Dolly Parton stopped by to chat with Wendy Williams. Truthfully, I could listen to Dolly talk all day long. She has such a unique perspective and she’s full of confidence. She owns who she is with no apologies.

Dolly Parton Strikes Gold With ‘Blue Smoke’

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Dolly Parton earns, yet, another sales award as her 42nd studio album, Blue Smoke – The Best Of, has been certified Gold by the BPI and remains #3 on the official UK chart in its sixth week of release.

“Dolly could not be any happier,” says Dolly’s manager Danny Nozell, CEO CTK Management.  “She has worked very hard over the past several years to create the momentum that we have going.  Everyone at Dolly Records and Sony Music has done an outstanding job with making Dolly’s new music available and the sales prove it.”

Blue Smoke – The Best Of, includes her latest studio album Blue Smoke featuring “Home”, “Blue Smoke” and new duet with long- time collaborator and friend Kenny Rogers and even a Bon Jovi cover!  Alongside her greatest hits on disc 2 featuring the classics such as “Jolene”, “9 to 5″, “Islands in the Stream”, “Little Sparrow”, “Here You Come Again” and “I Will Always Love You” plus many more.

Blue Smoke – The Best Of is officially Gold in the UK, which is a massive achievement for Dolly Parton and the team,” says Faye Donaldson, Sr. Marketing Manager/Sony Music.  “The response to Dolly after her Glastonbury performance has been amazing and having new music available at the same time has created a reaction that I’ve never seen before.  It’s been just perfect.”

In addition, Dolly’s previous studio album Better Day, which was released in 2011, has been certified Silver.

Dolly the Dog Goes Home

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Dolly Parton won’t have a four-legged friend traveling with her after all. The white dog left behind at Glastonbury and Dolly Parton’s namesake has returned home to it’s rightful owners, even though Dolly Parton had agreed to give her a new one if they weren’t found. She tells, Rolling Stone Country it may be for the best since the dog’s advanced age may have prevented her from traveling.

“We got a call that the true owners did come forward,” Parton explained. “They had reported the dog missing but there was a language barrier. I think they were from another country. They got the dog back, everybody feels good about it. The Happy Landings shelter has a happy ending now.”

I was gonna rename her ‘Glassie’ because of Glastonbury… I was gonna say, ‘Glassie come home,'” the singer quipped, in reference to Lassie Come Home, the classic film about another lovable canine. “I would’ve called her ‘Glassie Doggie Parton.'”

Dolly was the big draw at the festival, and now she’s headed to Switzerland.

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