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Dolly Parton - 51st Academy of Country Music Awards Arrivals at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV at MGM Grand Garden Arena - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Sunday 3rd April 2016
Dolly Parton - 51st Academy of Country Music Awards Press Room at the MGM Grand Garden Arena on April 3, 2016 in Las Vegas, NV at MGM Grand Garden Arena - Las Vegas, Nevada, United States - Sunday 3rd April 2016
Dolly Parton is an international treasure - and a rare breed, at that. She is a massive star with a down-to-earth side that people around the globe have warmed to. Dolly's latest album 'Blue Smoke' sees the country music star doing what she does best. For those of you that never really understood country music, people like Dolly Parton and Kenny Rogers were the ones that made the genre fun and didn't take it too seriously. Or maybe they did take it seriously, but just made fun and infectious along the way.
'Blue Smoke' is Dolly's 42nd (that's correct; forty second!) studio album and shows that she hasn't lost her touch with a mix of her greatest hits, covers and some new material. You get two CD's which equates to 32 songs of Dolly Parton, one disc of new songs and a separate 'Best Of' CD. The new material covers 12 tracks, while the second is 20 of her greatest hits. The most intriguing cover on this album has to be Bon Jovi's 'Lay Your Hands On Me' something that really shouldn't work but somehow it does, proving that she can find country in every song.
'Blue Smoke' also features a rendition of Bob Dylan's 'Don't Think Twice' which, even alongside her proven and most loved hits, sounds as though it was written for her. Later in the album is her version of 'In The Ghetto' which, for some reason, feels like she is the only woman who has the right vocal structure to pull it off. Trust us - if you hear it, you'll understand.
Continue reading: Dolly Parton - Blue Smoke: The Best Of Dolly Parton Album Review
It's in the genes! Parents whose children have followed in their famous foosteps
News executives in America were left surprised when news anchor Brian Williams took time out of his NBC Nightly News bulletin last Wednesday to happily announce the appointment of his daughter, Allison Williams, as Peter Pan. Allison, who has previously proved her acting work on huge HBO hit Girls, has been cast by NBC to play the mischievous boy who never grows up in the network's live broadcast of the Broadway musical in December.
News anchor Brian Williams proudly announced his daughter Allison's latest job opportunity
Clearly thrilled at his daughter's achievement, the proud father elaborated: "Family members confirm she's been rehearsing for this role since the age of three and they look forward to seeing her fly".
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The dog found abandoned in a tent at the Glastonbury festival has been offered a good home with her namesake, singer Dolly Parton. But the 68-year-old country singer isn't the only celebrity to surprise us all with random acts of kindness, check out these other five including Johnny Depp, Tom Hanks and Pamela Anderson.
Dolly Parton has offered to take the dog found at the Glastonbury Festival home with her. Dolly the Dog, named after Parton who was headlining at the festival, was discovered abandoned during the clean-up operation.
Dolly Parton headlined at Glastonbury this year.
Continue reading: Dolly Parton's Glastonbury Dog & 5 Other Celebrity Acts Of Kindness
There have been miming accusations levelled at Dolly Parton’s crowd-pleasing Glastonbury set, we look at the evidence.
It’s nothing new for a universally acclaimed artist to mime in front of huge crowds. Eminem mimed his way through his 2013 Reading Festival headline appearance and still received a mostly positive reaction from a boisterous crowd. But for most live music enthusiasts, an artist miming in a live setting is nothing short of a heinous crime, an unforgivable cardinal sin that betrays the entire point and of live performance and leaves the artist devoid of integrity. Perhaps that best explains the furore that greeted Dolly Parton’s Glastonbury set as many people asked the question- “was Dolly miming?”
'Mimegate' sparked a huge debate over whether the singer was actually singing during her set.
Continue reading: Was Dolly Parton Really Miming At Glastonbury?
Dolly's Glasto set has been mired in a "mimegate" controversy.
Dolly Parton has been hit with accusations that she mimed songs during her Glastonbury Festival performance last weekend. The 68 year-old country and western star topped off her recent UK tour to promote her new album, Blue Smoke, with a long-awaited appearance on the Pyramid Stage at the Somerset site.
However, her performance has drawn criticism from many who believe that the singer mouthed the words to a pre-recorded track onstage instead of singing live. In the face of the scrutiny, Parton's spokesman has responded with an outright denial: "No, she sings live," he told the Sunday Mirror. "Some people don't know an amazing singer when they hear one."
It was Kay Burley of Sky News who first decided to air her views regarding Dolly's perceived miming. "Oh, Dolly is miming. How disappointing," she tweeted, ahead of a string of similar sentiments from users of the social site. However, TV host Stephen Fry jumped to Parton's defence, blaming television-related delays for making it look like Dolly's sound wasn't synched.
Continue reading: Q.1) Did Dolly Parton Mime At Glastonbury? Q.2) Should We Care?
There’s a lot to learn about the queen of country.
This Sunday, (June 29th) country legend Dolly Parton will be making her Glastonbury debut at the festival’s iconic Pyramid stage. The 68 year old singer has had one of the longest careers in music, but with her latest tour Blue Smoke, she’s showing no signs of slowing down. So in celebration of Dolly and her extraordinary career, here’s 10 things you might not know about the queen of country.
Dolly Parton will play Glastonbury this Sunday
1. Dolly started very young
Continue reading: 10 Things You Didn't Know About Dolly Parton
The 68 year-old singer is rushing to her goddaughter's defence after critics constantly slam her for performing in a provocative manner, while wearing raunchy outfits.
Dolly Parton has decided to take aim on critics who so often slam Miley Cyrus for her wild child behaviour.
The country singer, who is the godmother of the 21 year-old, believes Cyrus is receiving an unfair amount of abuse for performing in racy outfits, and behaving crudely.
Parton can also relate to the former Disney Star, as she was also victimized for similar things in her younger days.
The festival's new license could see staff passes rise, which is exciting news isn't it?
The well-trodden fields of Worthy Farm will be privy to live music, stabbed by tent pegs and defecated on for another decade thanks to Glastonbury Festival’s new 10-year license, ensuring the world-famous annual weekend get-together will run on.
Glastonbury revellers having a whale of a time
The festival attracts 135,000+ visitors nearly every year to the South West of England, in Somerset, where the world’s biggest stars enjoy the sunshine/endure the mud playing huge headline sets and intimate gigs in any of the myriad stages on offer.
Continue reading: Ten More Years! Glastonbury Festival Gets License For Another Decade
She's the themepark owner who's godmother to Miley Cyrus, there's a lot to learn about Dolly Parton
With the news that Dolly Parton will be playing at this year’s Glastonbury festival, we’ve decided to brush up on our knowledge about the legendary country singer.
She started young
Continue reading: Dolly Parton: 10 Facts About The Glastonbury Performer
Dolly Parton could be bringing her country tunes to Glastonbury.
As we speculated back in October, Dolly Parton is to be confirmed to perform at Glastonbury 2014. The "9 to 5" singer is likely to appear in the Sunday Legends slot on the Pyramid Stage, previously filled by Tom Jones, Shirley Bassey and Ray Davies.
Dolly Parton Is Likely To Play Glastonbury
It would mark the 67-year-old's debut appearance at the legendary festival at Worthy Farm in Pilton, Somerset.
Continue reading: Dolly Parton To Be Announced For Glastonbury 2014
Dolly Parton looks to have time to hit Glastonbury Festival next year amidst her UK and European tour.
Is legendary country star Dolly Parton in line for Glastonbury 2014? A suspicious gap in her UK June touring schedule suggests it could be a possibility.
The 'Jolene' singer would make a wonderful addition to next year's Glastonbury Festival line-up and, although nothing has yet been confirmed, it looks like there's a major gap to fill on her 2014 UK summer tour. The festival is set for June 25th - 29th 2014 with bands playing, as per usual, on the last three days. Although Dolly will be hitting London's O2 Arena on Friday 27th, she has the following weekend free which would certainly open up a Glastonbury opportunity. Exciting stuff! Plus, her fellow country star and 'Islands In The Stream' collaborator Kenny Rogers hit up the Pyramid Stage at this year's event and, after a show like that, there's definitely a fresh demand for country legends.
We are hoping, of course, that Dolly doesn't wind up in any more accidents while hitting her UK tour next year, following yesterday's 'fender bender' which took place in Nashville. She revealed in a statement yesterday (October 21st 2013): 'I was in a fender bender this morning, here in Nashville. But I am all good. Just a little tired and sore, resting at home.'
Continue reading: Dolly Parton For Glastonbury Festival 2014?
The country star was involved in a minor car crash.
Singer Dolly Parton has suffered minor injuries in a traffic collision that occurred at a Nashville intersection on Monday, report the police and Parton herself. The driver of another vehicle was blamed for failing to yield to Parton's SUV in which she sat in the passenger seat, according to Nashville police, via CNN.
Dolly Has Suffered Minor Injuries After A Road Accident.
The driver of the Nissan Xterra that Parton was riding in has been identified as 68 year-old Judy Ogle, Dolly's close friend. The driver of the other car - a Mitsubishi Diamante - that was also involved in the crash has been named as Diane Lish, 64, of Tennessee. She was taken to another hospital for treatment but none of the injuries inflicted to the parties involved were serious.
Continue reading: Dolly Parton Injured After Nashville "Fender Bender"
The legendary country singer has rushed to a Nashville hospital following a collision between two cars
Dolly Parton escaped a collision with only minor injuries when a car she was travelling in collided with another as she was travelling through Nashville, Tennessee. As initially reported by The Tennessean, Parton was riding in the passenger seat of a Nissan Xterra, traveling eastbound on Kirkwood Avenue in Nashville, when the car she was travelling in was crashed into by an unsuspecting Mitsubishi Diamante.
Dolly escaped the crash with only minor injuries
Parton's Xterra was being driven by 68-year-old friend Judy Ogle and the Diamante by 64-year-old Diane Lish, who police later determined was at fault for the crash for failing to yield to oncoming traffic. The accident occurred when the vehicle being driven by Lish pulled out of an intersection on Vaulx Lane and Kirkwood Avenue, failing to stop in time for the Xterra carrying Parton to pass. The two cars collided on Monday, 21 October, morning at around 11.41 am.
Continue reading: Dolly Parton Suffers Minor Injuries Following Car Crash
Dolly Parton suffered minor injuries after the car she was a passenger in was involved in a collision. The country star tweeted she was "all good" after the incident which occurred on Monday 21st October.
Dolly Parton sustained minor injuries after a car crash in Nashville, Tennessee. The incident occurred on Monday (21st October) morning at 11.41am, according to details provided by Nashville police to The Tennessean.
Dolly Parton is recovering at home after the car accident.
Parton was in the front passenger seat of a Nissan Xterra when the car was struck by a Mitsubishi Diamante. The Mitsubishi was driven by 64-year-old Diane Lish who seemingly failed to yield at a crossroads. Police were able to confirm that Lish was at fault as she failed to yield.
Continue reading: Dolly Parton Injured In "Fender Bender"
Dolly Parton rapped about Queen Latifah, Miley and breasts. What could be better?
Dolly Parton recently took to the stage of Queen Latifah’s show and it was strange, to say the least. Sporting a black bodysuit and a blond afro, Parton took on a whole new rap persona, which looked awkward enough to remind everyone of their aunt at Christmas dinner.
There were plenty of references to Parton's "wrecking balls."
Not to bash Ms Parton, though, the country singer rapped; "Queen Latifah, she da queen/ Of hip-hop, rap, TV and screen/ She da queen of her own hood/ But I'm the queen of Dollywood, yo," she raps. "I own my territory/ Put that in your pipe and smoke it.”
Continue reading: The Rap Game Will Never Be The Same After This Dolly Parton Performance
Dolly Parton is stepping up the expansive of her Dollywood theme park, with plans for a $300 million development over the next decade.
According to the Associated Press, the park plans to open the DreamMore Resort in 2015, with a new roller coaster aimed to families scheduled to open in 2014.
A new resort hotel will frame Mount LeConte - one of the tallest peaks in the Smoky Mountains.
Continue reading: Dolly Parton's Dollywood Just Became Dollykingdom, Or Dollyuniverse
Puppeteer, Cosmo Allegretti, who created and voiced a number of characters on the children's TV show 'Captain Kangaroo' died last month. The announcement was made by his close friend John Munzel on Wednesday (7 August).
Cosmo Allegretti, the puppeteer who made his name on the children's show Captain Kangaroo, died on July 26. The sad news was confirmed by his friend, attorney John Munzel, who made the announcement on Wednesday 7 August.
Bill Cosby hosted a segment of Captain Kangaroo, the show Allegretti worked on.
The puppeteer died of emphysema, at the age of 86.
Continue reading: Captain Kangaroo Puppeteer Cosmo Allegretti Dies Aged 86
Emmylou Harris has entered a plea of "not guilty" after being charged with a hit-and-run attack in October. The legendary country singer, songwriter and backing vocalist was charged when police deemed she had crashed her rental into another car while travelling on the 405 freeway, fleeing the scene shortly afterwards.
According to TMZ.com, the Los Angeles County District Attorney filed the misdemanor charge against Emmylou today (January 31, 2013), though the 65-year-old Grammy winner denied the whole thing. She is charged with slamming into another person's car on October 1st 2012 around 10pm, before taking off. Emmylou's representative acknowledged the incident, though described it as a "garden-variety accident that happens every day on the 405," claiming the singer only left the scene because had no idea she had hit another car. Worryingly, Emmylou's not guilty plea means she faces around 6 months in jail if she is convicted of the hit-and-run charge.
A long-time collaborator of Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson, Mark Knopfler and Dolly Parsons, Emmylou remains one of the biggest names in folk music. Her last studio album, 2010's Hard Bargain, reached No.3 on the U.S. country chart and No.18 on the Billboard Hot 200.
Continue reading: Folk You! Emmylou Harris Denies Hit-And-Run Attack In Court
Dolly Parton Tuesday 10th February 2009 speaks at a National Press Club luncheon as part of her duties as ambassador for the Great Smoky Mountain National Park, which is celebrating its 75th anniversary Washington DC, USA
Date of birth
19th January, 1946
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