Dolly Parton; Photo Courtesy of Facebook
Dolly Parton; Photo Courtesy of Facebook

Grand Ole Opry To Host Festive 77th Birthday Bash For Dolly Parton

What better way to celebrate one of country music’s most legendary artists and dedicated Opry performers than “Going Dolly?” The Grand Ole Opry is gearing up to give RIAA-certified Dolly Parton the 77th birthday celebration of a lifetime!

 

 
 
 
 
 
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The Opry plans to honor Parton’s special day — Jan. 19 — with two shows on Saturday, Jan. 21 full of fun and Dolly tributes. The festive event will follow the “77” theme, as the Opry plans to spotlight hits from the singer’s 1977 album, Here You Come Again, which earned Parton her first platinum album and crossover hit.

The stacked lineup for Saturday includes artists Chapel Hart, The Fairfield Four, Caitlyn Smith, Marty Stuart and Chris Young.

Other plans for Dolly’s blowout 77th include “77 Hours of Dolly” giveaways via the Opry’s social media channels, birthday cupcakes made with Duncan Hines Dolly Parton’s cake mix that will be offered to tour guests at the Opry House and Ryman the day of Dolly’s birthday, a massive birthday card available for fans to sign at the Ryman on Jan. 19-21 and a Dolly impersonator on Ryman Plaza for the Jan. 21 Opry at the Ryman shows.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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“We love an Opry party and everyone around the world loves Dolly!” said Opry executive producer Dan Rogers. “Though Dolly herself can’t be with us this year due to her feature film schedule, I think we can all agree Dolly deserves to be celebrated this year and every year. We’re going to have some fun Dolly additions to the great schedule of shows lined up for our January run downtown at the Ryman.”

From each ticket purchased for both of the Jan. 21 shows, $5 will be donated to the Opry Trust Fund to honor Parton. For over 50 years, the fund has offered a helping hand to members of the country music community that need it the most.

The Opry has returned to the Ryman Auditorium for a special one-month run in January before going back to the Grand Ole Opry House this February. Artists scheduled to perform throughout this month include Bill Anderson, Lauren Alaina, Terri Clark, Vince Gill, Carly Pearce, Ricky Skaggs, Marty Stuart, Rhonda Vincent, Mark Wills and Chris Young as well as guests including Chapel Hart, The Fairfield Four, Maggie Rose, Charlie Worsham, and more.

To purchase tickets for Opry at the Ryman, visit Opry.com.

Parton started the year off strong as she helped millions ring in the New Year with co-host Miley Cyrus for Miley’s New Year’s Eve Party on NBC. During the event, Parton took a break from her co-hosting duties to perform several times throughout the show with Cyrus.

Together, the pair of superstars performed duets of Joan Jett And The Blackhearts’ “I Love Rock ‘n Roll,” Patsy Cline’s “Walkin’ After Midnight” as well as Cyrus’ “Wrecking Ball,” Parton’s “I Will Always Love You” and “Jolene.”

 

 
 
 
 
 
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Parton has already teased a multitude of new music with fans, including unreleased track “Gonna Be You” with musical icons Belinda Carlisle, Cyndi Lauper, Gloria Estefan and Debbie Harry for the Paramount Pictures film 80 FOR BRADY. She also announced that she is working with Dionne Warwick on a “very special” gospel duet. Warwick, 82, shared the exciting news during a discussion with Tamron Hall on the Tamron Hall Show on Wednesday (Jan. 4).

Inspired by her recent induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, Parton is currently working on her first-ever rock project.

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