Dolly Parton’s 50th Opry Anniversary – Oct. 12, 2019

Dolly Week 2019

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.

Tickets on sale starting Friday, November 30, 2018 at 11 A.M. CST

Thu 10 Oct
Opry Country Classics
Opry Country Classics featuring performances of #1 Dolly hits. Hosted by Larry Gatlin.
7:00 P.M.
Fri 11 Oct
Grand Ole Opry
Dolly’s Mountain Soul: Bluegrass, Americana & Roots Music honor Dolly
7:00 P.M.
Sat 12 Oct
Grand Ole Opry
Dolly Parton’s 50th Grand Ole Opry Anniversary Celebration featuring Dolly Parton and many more.
7:00 P.M.
Sat 12 Oct
Grand Ole Opry
Dolly Parton’s 50th Grand Ole Opry Anniversary Celebration featuring Dolly Parton and many more.
9:30 P.M.

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More About Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton, circa 1970s.

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.

Dolly Parton, circa 1970s.

“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!”

Dolly Parton, 2011.

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.

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