Celebrate Dolly Parton’s 50th Opry Member Anniversary featuring a week-long celebration of Parton's impact on music and the Opry, all leading up to her 50th anniversary performance on the Opry stage on Saturday, October 12, 2019.
Show tickets on sale now. Exhibit tickets on sale Wednesday, Aug. 21 at 10 AM CT.
Dolly: My Opry Memories Every sequin tells a story at this special limited-time exhibit at the Opry House. Enjoy learning about Dolly’s Opry performances and her outfits through the years. Available Sept. 3 – Oct. 31Learn More
Opry Country Classics
Opry Country Classics featuring performances of #1 Dolly hits. Hosted by Larry Gatlin.
Add Dolly Parton’s new Dumplin’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack on CD along with your Opry tickets!
For $10, you can get Dolly's new Dumplin’ Original Motion Picture Soundtrack featuring the superstar collaborations with Miranda Lambert, Mavis Staples, Elle King, Sia, and more. It's the perfect gift for yourself or that Dolly fan in your life.
On January 4, 1969, Dolly Parton was fresh off the release of her first solo album released on RCA Records Nashville, the now-seminal Just Because I’m A Woman, and on that date the singer-songwriter received the biggest accomplishment of her then-young career: being inducted as a Grand Ole Opry member.
Fifty years later, Parton has achieved nearly every honor and accolade an entertainer can receive, and she is cemented as the female Country artist with the most Billboard Top 20 hits according to Guinness World Records.
“It was always my dream to be on the Opry,” recalls Parton. “I actually got to sing on the Grand Ole Opry when I was about 10 years old. I officially became a member back in 1969 and I cannot believe next year I will celebrate 50 proud years of being a member of the Grand Ole Opry!
They call it the ‘Mother Church’ because the old Ryman was a church, but it’s sacred to me, wherever it goes – the church of my heart. For me, the Opry is like the song ‘New York, New York’ – if you can make it there, you can make it anywhere. I am excited to be coming back home to celebrate 50 years of membership!”
And Parton has made it everywhere. As a worldwide icon, she is arguably country music’s greatest global ambassador – and she has taken the Opry and the memories from those early days in her career with her wherever she goes.
Because of her impact across all forms of music, it is only fitting that the Grand Ole Opry create programming for Dolly Week 2019 that acknowledges her broad influence.