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Dolly Parton Graces Cover of 2016 Official Tennessee Vacation Guide

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The Tennessee Department of Tourist Development released today its highly-anticipated 2016 Official Tennessee Vacation Guide featuring international entertainment icon and native Tennessean Dolly Parton. More than 550,000 guides are available to inspire potential guests to book a trip filled with authentic experiences that are part of “The Soundtrack of America – Made in Tennessee.”

Parton, a legend known around the globe, graces the Soundtrack of America-themed cover and is described in the guide as “the living, breathing, stiletto-wearing, songwriting, sweet-singing, play-writing, movie-starring, philanthropizing, bookscribing, arts-championing embodiment of the spirit and creativity of the Volunteer State.”

“Dolly Parton is a Grammy Award winner (10 and counting), a Kennedy Center Honoree, a Country Music Hall of Famer, and currently experiencing tremendous attention with the tremendous success of her TV movie, Coat of Many Colors,” states Commissioner Kevin Triplett, Tennessee Department of Tourist Development. “But she is first and foremost a Tennessean and provides unparalleled support of her home state. She welcomes guests to her new resort, is expanding Dollywood and other attractions and is making new music. We are fortunate to work with Dolly in marketing Tennessee and honored to have her grace the cover of the 2016 Official Tennessee Vacation Guide.”

Additional highlights featured on the guide’s cover include the 150th anniversary of Jack Daniel Distillery, The Guest House at Graceland coming to Memphis, Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Lightning Rod Coaster, 75 years of the Chattanooga Choo Choo song, the Battle at Bristol, Nashville – Music City, and Knoxville’s Urban Wilderness.

Commissioner Triplett continues,

“We have five pillars that we focus on in sharing with the world what our great state has to offer to its guests: scenic beauty, history, family, outdoors, and of course, music. Every city, every county, every destination in Tennessee falls under one or all of these pillars. As one of our top marketing tools, the 2016 Official Tennessee Vacation Guide celebrates each of these.”

The 228-page guide is a compilation of stories, photographs, annual events, regional overviews, maps, and listings showcasing the state’s incomparable scenic beauty, outdoor recreation, history, family fun, the arts and spectacular culinary scene with accompanying handcrafted spirits.

And let’s not forget about a vibrant music scene that simply cannot be matched.

From legends like Elvis Presley, B.B. King, Tina Turner and Johnny Cash to current hit-makers such as Kings of Leon, The Black Keys, and Usher to up-and-coming artists like Judah and the Lion and Delta Saints, readers will find countless Tennessee music icons throughout the guide.

And the soundtrack doesn’t stop there, the guide also highlights “Music Venues that Just Might Change Your Life” along with festivals and events to be added to every Tennessee traveler’s bucket list. Just to name a few, featured experiences include Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival, Beale Street Music Festival, the CMA Music Festival, the Bristol Rhythm & Roots Reunion and the Rhythm N’ Blooms Fest, the Americana Music Triangle and numerous music-themed driving trails as part of the diverse network of Discover Tennessee Trails & Byways. The publication sends a powerful message that the “Soundtrack of America” is Made in Tennessee and is amplified from Memphis to Mountain City.

An initial printing of 550,000 guides will be distributed free at the state’s 14 Welcome Centers and to guests requesting the publication via tnvacation.com and 1.800.GO2.TENN. It is also available as an e-guide at tnvacation.com/guide. As in previous years, an iPad app of the guide will be available soon in iTunes offering additional rich media and interactive content, as well as links to all advertisers.

Dolly Parton’s “Coat of Many Colors” to Re-Air on Christmas

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Less than a week after 15.6 million viewers watched “Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors,” NBC is giving families another chance to watch the TV movie with an encore special presentation Christmas Day at 9/8c.

“I hoped to bring some families together so they could sit and watch a move like this. I really wanted to celebrate the people, my whole family, who made me who and what I am today. I’m so blessed and thankful for everyone who watched and I hope this story reaches many, many more when NBC shows it Christmas night,” said Parton.

“Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” ranks as the most-watched film on the four broadcast networks in more than six years with 13 million viewers during the initial Dec. 10 broadcast, and Nielsen live +3 nudging the total up by 2.5 million to an overall 15.6 million, plus a 27% hike that nudged the 18-49 demo from a 1.8 to 2.3. L+3 ratings measure live viewing plus DVR viewing up to three days later.

The film is set in the Tennessee Great Smoky Mountains in 1955. It is neither a biopic nor musical about Parton’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.

“Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” is the first in a planned series of TV movies inspired by the country music icon’s songs.

The TV movie is available to watch now on NBC.com, NBC apps and Set-Top Box On Demand.

“Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Color” Wins Hearts of Millions

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“Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” captivated the hearts of 13 million when the TV-movie aired on NBC Thursday night.

The heartwarming film about following your dreams, having faith and keeping love alive despite tough times attracted 13 million viewers and a 1.8 in adults 18-49. It was the most watched movie on broadcast TV in more than 3 years.

Reviewers across the country raved about the NBC TV-movie:

Los Angeles Times, Dec. 10, 2015
“‘Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors’ manages to be clear- and misty-eyed at once”
“Like Parton’s music, it manages to be somehow clear- and misty-eyed at once, a mix of the natural and the sentimental”
“…a handsome piece, with some sweet performances.”
– Robert Lloyd

Huffington Post, Dec. 10, 2015
“Lind has a winning screen presence. In fact, she dominates the film…”
“Dolly Parton offers to wrap you up for two hours in a world that’s cozy, comforting and warm.”
– David Hinckley

Washington Post, Dec. 9, 2015
“Leave it to Dolly Parton to bring out an innocuously sweet, faith-based, prime-time Christmas movie right in the middle of a religious and political culture war …”
“… pure-hearted and credible…”
– Hank Stuever

The film is set in the Tennessee Great Smoky Mountains in 1955. It is neither a biopic nor musical about Parton’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.

“Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors” will stream for 25 days from broadcast on NBC.com, NBC apps and Set-Top Box On Demand.

Dolly Parton Joins Instagram!

Before taking the stage on NBC’s “The Voice” on Tuesday night, Dolly Parton took a major step in her social media journey and joined Instagram.

Is this seat taken @blakeshelton? #comfy #thevoice #HelloDolly

A photo posted by Dolly Parton (@dollyparton) on

Dolly’s “Coat of Many Colors” TV movie airs tonight on NBC.

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