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Wednesday, January 10, 2018

Name change for Dixie Stampede
In the latest example of changing times, another Southern icon is rebranding to avoid controversy or links to a negative historical connection. Music legend and celebrity Dolly Parton announced Tuesday that her “Dixie Stampede” has been renamed “Dolly Parton’s Stampede.” The Pigeon Forge dinner attraction is the latest to change in recent years. Confederate monuments and statues have been taken down, and in some cases torn down. “We recognize that attitudes change and feel that by streamlining the names of our shows, it will remove any confusion or concerns about our shows and will help our efforts to expand into new cities,” Parton said. The show is scheduled to reopen on Jan. 19. Jim Rule, of the owner, World Choice Investments, said there is interest both domestically and internationally for expansion of the show, which recreates Civil War roles of the North against the South. “We continually listen to our guests and our desire to expand coupled with our desire to stay relevant in today’s changing world led us to simplify our shows’ names,” Rule said.

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