HALL OF FAME MEMBER’S GLASTONBURY SUCCESS, ‘BLUE SMOKE – THE BEST OF’ HER LATEST ALBUM CELEBRATED WITH NOVEMBER BBC BROADCASTS & SPECIAL QVC PERFORMANCE
LONDON, UK (November 5, 2014) – Fifty years ago, Dolly Rebecca Parton boarded a bus in her hometown of Sevierville headed for Nashville – and one of the most successful entertainment careers in history. Parton’s impact has been felt in recording, writing, movies, television, as well as pop culture. Her enduring talent and personality has continued to make her a creative force across the globe.
November and December will see Parton all over the UK promoting her latest album. She started off this month with an appearance in The Foo Fighters documentary Sonic Highways – which is available on the BBC iPlayer being interviewed by Dave Grohl, who said “No-one is as cool as Dolly”.
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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 5, 2014) – Dolly Parton is the most honored female country performer of all time. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, she has had 25 songs reach number 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. She has 41 career top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and she has 110 career charted singles over the past 40 years. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her Hall of Fame career have reportedly topped a staggering 100 million records world-wide. She has garnered 7 Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, 5 Academy of Country Music Awards, 4 People’s Choice Awards, 3 American Music Awards and is one of only five female artists to win the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year Award. Dolly was inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame in 1999. And the litany goes on. Now in 2014, Dolly has just been nominated for a People’s Choice award in the Favorite Female Country Artist category.
Be sure to tun into the Nashville episode of Foo Fighters' "Sonic Highways" TOMORROW, October 31st @ 11pm ET/10pm CT on HBO! Dave Grohl sits down with Dolly, Tony Joe White, Willie Nelson, Emmylou Harris and producer Tony Brown in Music City to talk about Nashville's musical influences, and how many mainstream pop hits originated as country songs!
The Conservancy for the Parthenon and Centennial Park, a Nashville based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, preserves, enhances, and shares the Parthenon and Centennial Park so that future generations may benefit from these enriching cultural and educational landmarks. Musicians Corner, a program of The Conservancy, started in 2010 and currently presents 18 free family-friendly music events each year in Centennial Park. Musicians Corner supports artists, enriches the community, and educates youth. Since 2010, Musicians Corner has showcased and supported over 600 emerging artists, and presented music legends like Vince Gill, Emmylou Harris, The Blind Boys Of Alabama and Preservation Hall Jazz Band. As part of the Centennial Park Restoration, a permanent home is being built for Musicians Corner, as a cultural meeting place of community engagement that promotes arts education, supports artists, and fosters a love of the arts among adults and children.