NASHVILLE, Tenn. (November 17, 2023) –The Grand Ole Opry is going to “Go Dolly” again on January 19. Opry Goes Dolly will celebrate Opry member Dolly Parton, country music’s greatest global ambassador and an artist who takes the Opry with her wherever she goes. Opry Goes Dolly, a one-of-a-kind Opry show that falls on her actual birthday will be held at the historic Ryman Auditorium and is the second straight year the show has celebrated the icon’s birthday. While Parton will not appear in-person, the Friday night Opry will feature special guest artists performing their favorite Dolly hits, Dolly-themed events, photo-ops and more. Among those scheduled for the Opry Goes Dolly show are Dolly fans Ashley Monroe and Tigirlily Gold, with more to be announced soon.
Beginning today, $5 from every ticket sold to the January 19 show will be donated to the Opry Trust Fund in Parton’s honor. For more than 50 years, the fund has assisted members of the country music community in need.
Among other plans in celebration of Dolly’s birthday:
- Birthday treats baked using Duncan Hines Dolly Parton’s mixes given to Opry House and Ryman tour guests on Dolly’s January 19 birthday (while supplies last)
- A larger-than-life birthday card for fans to sign at the Ryman Auditorium and Opry House on Jan. 19
- Dolly impersonator on Ryman Plaza for photos during Jan. 19 Opry Goes Dolly show
- Signature Dolly drinks at all Ryman bars during Jan. 19 Opry Goes Dolly show
Parton’s Rockstar album, one of the most highly anticipated projects of 2023, is available now via Butterfly Records with distribution by Big Machine Label Group. The album is available in multiple configurations. Access select versions here.
In celebration of the release of Rockstar, The Opry Shop will feature a Rockstar pop-up shop that will run through January 19 featuring Dolly music and merchandise, including Rockstar vinyl and CDs, Rockstar-themed t-shirts, sweatshirts, and more. Click HERE for a sample of merchandise available.
Last month, Parton also released her latest New York Times best-selling book, Behind the Seams: My Life in Rhinestones, available now. The stunningly photographed book spotlights the living legend's most iconic looks from the 1960s to now. The book is the second in a three-part series, the first being 2020's bestselling Songteller: My Life in Lyrics.
Fans can enter for a chance to Parton Like A Rockstar at the Jan. 19 Opry Goes Dolly show by visiting Opry.com to complete sweepstakes registration. In addition to the opportunity to take the Ryman stage during Opry Goes Dolly to help lead the audience in singing “Happy Birthday” to Dolly, prizing includes:
- Travel expenses to/from Nashville for two (2)
- A two-night hotel stay for two (2) at Noelle Nashville
- Two (2) tickets to Opry Goes Dolly on Jan. 19 at the Ryman
- Two (2) Ford Lounge Passes at Ryman for before the show
- Two (2) Ryman self-guided tours
- An exclusive Rockstar album merch pack
- A Music City Attraction Pass for (2) two to experience over 25+ Nashville attractions
Tickets for “Opry Goes Dolly” are on sale now at (615) 871-OPRY and opry.com.
About Dolly Parton:
Dolly Parton is the most honored and revered female country singer-songwriter of all time and was recently inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Achieving 27 RIAA-certified gold, platinum, and multi-platinum awards, she has had 26 songs reach #1 on the Billboard country charts, a record for a female artist. Parton is the first artist to have topped the Billboard's Adult Contemporary, Christian AC Songs, Hot Country Songs, Christian Airplay, Rock Digital Songs, Country Airplay and Dance/Mix Show Airplay radio charts. Parton became the first country artist honored as Grammy MusiCares Person of the Year given out by NARAS. She has 48 career Top 10 country albums, a record for any artist, and 110 career-charted singles over the past 50+ years. On October 17th she released her second coffee table book in a trilogy called “Behind The Seams: My Life in Rhinestones” and on November 17th her highly anticipated 30-song rock album, “Rockstar.”
In 2014 the RIAA recognized her impact on recorded music with a plaque commemorating more than 100 million units sold worldwide. She has garnered eleven Grammy Awards and 51 nominations, including the Lifetime Achievement Award, 10 Country Music Association Awards, including Entertainer of the Year; five Academy of Country Music Awards, also including a nod for Entertainer of the Year; four People's Choice Awards; and three American Music Awards. In 1999, Parton was inducted as a member of the coveted Country Music Hall of Fame.
In 2020, she released the Christmas album “A Holly Dolly Christmas” which went #1 on the Billboard Country and Holiday charts, as well released the bestselling coffee table book “Songteller: My Life in Lyrics.” In 2021, she won an Emmy Award for Outstanding Television Movie for the film “Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square” and in December 2022, she released on NBC an all-new original holiday movie called “Dolly Parton's Mountain Magic Christmas” with her starring as well as producing; it was the most watched film of that year and the two years prior.
To date, Parton has donated over 222 million books to children around the world with her Imagination Library. Her children's book, Coat of Many Colors, was dedicated to the Library of Congress to honor the Imagination Library's 100 millionth book donation. In March of 2022, Parton released the book Run Rose Run which she co-authored with James Patterson which sat at # 1 on the New York Times Bestseller's List for 5 weeks, a record for this decade. She also released an accompanying album of the same name with original songs inspired by the book which reached #1 on three charts simultaneously --- Country, Americana/Folk and Bluegrass Albums. From her “Coat of Many Colors” while working “9 to 5,” no dream is too big and no mountain too high for the country girl who turned the world into her stage.
About the Grand Ole Opry:
The Grand Ole Opry is the home of country music where artists and fans gather, in person and virtually, to celebrate and be part of country’s past, present and future. Founded in Nashville in 1925 and today the longest-running live broadcast show in the world, the Opry strengthens its roots by constantly evolving. The Opry’s members are country’s most emblematic artists, and the show regularly showcases country music’s top new talent. The Opry welcomes legions of fans to visit the Opry House in Nashville, Tennessee – Music City, USA – to experience one of the 3-5 live shows it hosts per week; take a backstage tour; listen to live broadcasts on opry.com and wsmonline.com, SiriusXM Willie’s Roadhouse, or its flagship home WSM Radio; and watch Opry Live on Saturday nights and Opry content all week long on the Circle Network. The Grand Ole Opry is owned by Ryman Hospitality Properties (NYSE: RHP) and part of a strategic investment with Atairos and NBCUniversal. For more information, visit opry.com.