Monday, October 14, 2019

Dolly Parton Fifty years at Grand Old Opry
Dolly Parton was on the Grand Old Opry, Friday and Saturday night to celebrate her 50th anniversary as an Opry member. "Iím just grateful for all of it. Who knows when youíre starting how youíre going to turn out? Now, here I am at 73 years old looking back on my life and thinking, ĎIím still here, and theyíre still allowing me to feel like Iím important in the business.íItís a beautiful wonderful thing." Over the weekend a slew of musicians, including Margo Price, Dierks Bentley, Emmylou Harris, Toby Keith, and Hank Williams, Jr., honored Parton from the Opryís wooden circle. The Friday and Saturday night shows were filmed for an NBC television special to be called, "Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Grand Ole Opry," that will air at 8 pm November 26. "Itís been a great honor to be a part of the Grand Ole Opry all these years," Parton said. "It was always my dream. To have a whole celebration and to have it televised, itís really a wonderful thing to round out my life like that." Parton wowed the crowd with songs that span her decades-long career. "Iíve been writing songs since I was a little ole bitty thing. I used to love to write songs because back in the early days we didnít have a lot of television, and we didnít get to go to the movies. Iíd write stories and paint pictures, and Iíd sing them to my family. We felt like we were going to the movies. Some of them are true. Some of them are false, and some of them are based on a thread of truth like this one."


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