GRAND OLE OPRY CELEBRATES DOLLY PARTON’S 50TH ANNIVERSARY OF OPRY MEMBERSHIP
Parton Performed Two Sold-Out Shows Tonight To Cap A Week-Long Salute
NBC Television Special “Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Grand Ole Opry”
To Air Tues., Nov. 26
Dolly Parton celebrates her 50th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member
October 12, 2019 – NASHVILLE, TN – The Grand Ole Opry celebrated Dolly Parton’s 50th anniversary as an Opry member tonight with two sold out shows honoring arguably country music’s greatest global ambassador.
The superstar performed on both sold-out shows tonight, capping the week-long celebration of Parton’s impact on music and the Opry. The Opry star performed some of her biggest hits for the sold-out crowd including “Joshua,” “Jolene,” “My Tennessee Mountain Home,” “Coat of Many Colors,” “Here You Come Again,” “9 to 5,” and “I Will Always Love You.” She also welcomed banjo great Buck Trent, a member of Porter Wagoner’s “Wagonmasters” who played lead guitar on Parton’s classics “I Will Always Love You” and “Jolene,” to perform Wagoner’s “Carroll County Accident.”
Select performances from Friday night’s Opry as well as tonight’s show were filmed for an NBC Television special “Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Grand Ole Opry” which airs Tuesday, Nov. 26 from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT. The special celebrates Parton’s 50 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry and will feature new interviews as well as performances from Parton and some of her superstar friends who performed in her honor – Dierks Bentley, Emmylou Harris, Chris Janson, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Margo Price, Hank Williams Jr., and others.
Between shows, at a backstage reception with Parton’s fellow Opry members, friends, family and artists who participated in Dolly Week, Tennessee’s Governor Bill Lee presented her with a proclamation declaring October 12 as Dolly Parton Day.