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Dolly Parton Announces Second Show at Ryman

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Due to popular demand and tickets for the first show selling out in seconds, Dolly Parton has announced a second show at the famed Ryman Auditorium for Aug. 1.

Tickets will go on sale Thursday, July 2 at 10:00 a.m.. TICKETS: $100 / $55 plus applicable service charges and are available ONLINE ONLY: ticketmaster.com and ryman.com.

Both concerts to benefit The Opry Trust Fund at historic Ryman Auditorium.

“I love being a member of the Grand Ole Opry…have been since 1969. It’s important to me to be able to do a concert for the Opry Trust Fund as so many of my old Opry friends have benefited from it through the years. The money raised will go to help fund the medical needs and hospitalization for those who are not able to afford it and need the help. I am proud to be of help in any way.” – Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton Honors Teacher

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Dyane Smokorowski was named the 14th recipient of the Chasing Rainbows Award. She enjoyed a weekend trip to Dollywood where Dolly Parton herself presented Dyane with the award. Each year, the National Network of State Teachers of the Year (NNSTOY) honors one outstanding educator with this prestigious award. The honoree is someone who “has overcome great obstacles in his or her life, has captured the rainbow and is helping children.” This year’s winner serves as the Instructional Technology Coach for Andover Public Schools in Andover, KS.

Smokorowski said, “It is difficult to admit that my personal struggles actually prepared me to be a stronger person today. I wanted to be someone who could inspire others to reach beyond their environments, beyond their extremities, and to do as I have always done—to dream big!”

In 2002, Dolly became the first to receive this award from the NNSTOY. The award celebrated her commitment to fostering a love of reading among children through her Imagination Library. Since then, Dolly has presented the award each year.

Dyane Smokorowski’s name will be added, along with past recipients, to the award displayed in the Chasing Rainbows Museum at Dollywood.

Dolly Parton Sells Out Ryman in Minutes!

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Dolly Parton proved, yet again, why she continues to break records around the world as she sold out the Ryman Auditorium in record time. The sellout ranks among the fastest in Ryman Auditorium history.

Dolly will take the stage at the Ryman for the special concert event, “Dolly Parton: Pure and Simple,” July 31. The sold-out event marks the first full show Dolly has headlined in Nashville in 12 years. The benefit concert is the Dustin Wells Foundation Gift of Music concert, which supports the W. O. Smith School of Music. Dolly was honored by the invitation to support the charity, which is based in Nashville.

“I think back to all the people who encouraged me and helped me on my way up, and if I can help some young person make music, then I absolutely want to do that,” says Dolly Parton. “Music is important to me and my family, and I’m grateful that so many people wanted to come see the show that it sold out so quickly.”

Since its inception in 2008, the Gift of Music has enjoyed the support of some of music’s greatest artists, including Ronnie Dunn, Kellie Pickler, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Peter Cetera, Lee Greenwood, Peter Frampton, Gunnar Nelson, and many more generous, talented artists. Each artist donates their time and talent to support the efforts and causes of the Dustin’s foundation.

After Dustin Jack Wells lost his life in a car accident in 2005, his family and friends found a way to keep his memory alive and help others in the process. A fund was set up with all monetary donations used to reach out to others in memory of Dustin. Donating to the W.O. Smith School of Music is just one way the foundations enriches young lives.

Dolly Parton to Play Ryman!!!!

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The Dustin Wells Foundation’s Gift of Music concert to benefit the W.O. Smith School of Music announces “Dolly Parton: Pure and Simple” will take the stage of the historic Ryman Auditorium on July 31st. Since its inception in 2008, the benefit concert has had the support of some of music’s greatest artists, including Ronnie Dunn, Kellie Pickler, Dierks Bentley, Lady Antebellum, Peter Cetera, Lee Greenwood, Peter Frampton, Gunnar Nelson, and many other generous and talented musicians who have donated their time and talent to support the efforts and causes of Dustin’s foundation.

Tickets for “Dolly Parton: Pure and Simple” are $85 and $55 plus applicable services charges and are available starting at 10:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 20 online only at www.ryman.com. A limited number of VIP packages will be available at www.dustinwellsgiftofmusic.com.

“The ‘Gift of Music’ is something that runs deep within my kin folks,” says Dolly Parton. “I love and cherish The Ryman and I am really excited to perform there to help raise money for the Dustin Wells Foundation. This goes to help many young kids that are part of the W.O. Smith School of Music. Through all of us working together we can make a difference in helping a child feel the magic in making music.”

After Dustin Jack Wells lost his life in a car accident in 2005, his family and friends found a way to keep his memory alive and help others in the process. A fund was set up with all monetary donations used to reach out to others in memory of Dustin. Donating to the W.O. Smith School of Music is just one way the foundations enriches young lives.

The Iconic singer, songwriter, musician, actress, and philanthropist Dolly Parton is scheduled to perform four SOLD OUT shows at Dollywood on August 8th and 9th to benefit the Imagination Library. The addition of this concert marks the first full Nashville show Dolly has headlined in 12 years.

Parton most recently wrapped up her “2014 Blue Smoke World Tour,” where the 100 million album selling singer performed in the United States, Australia, New Zealand, Sweden, Denmark, England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales, Germany, Norway, and Switzerland.

For more information, please visit ryman.com or dustinwellsgiftofmusic.com.

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