Dolly Parton is an American country singer-songwriter whose career has spanned 40 years. She has released dozens of albums over the years, including a number of recent “themed” albums, including patriotic, folk and pop cover songs. However, Parton remains best known and loved for her country twang and stage persona.
Parton is a shrewd business woman, whose ventures have included film and theatre, as well as her Dollywood themepark. Recently, she penned songs for the Broadway musical “9 to 5.” The musical, which has also completed runs at regional theatres across the country, is based on a 1980 film that starred Parton, Lily Tomlin and Jane Fonda.
Parton tours both nationally and internationally. Her North American tours are usually booked for large theater venues, while her European tours can fill stadiums and arenas as she performs overseas less often and stages fewer concerts while there.
Summary by Dan Reynolds, TicketNews: Long time country singer Dolly Parton announced that she will be kicking off her Blue Smoke World Tour in the U.S. in 2014. Parton will be starting off the tour in Rancho Mirage, California on January 24th, stopping in parts of Nevada and Arizona.... Read more
America’s iconic “Backwoods Barbie,” singer Dolly Parton, is just one of the headlining artists closing their national tours during the week ending November 24 as compiled by TicketNews. Parton wraps her 2008 trek on November 19 with a performance at the Civic Center in Des Moines, IA, following a... Read more
Dolly Parton has cancelled her October 31 concert at the New Jersey Performing Arts Center in Newark, NJ. According to a post on her Web site, an unforeseen change in her personal schedule has necessitated the cancellation. “Dolly sincerely regrets this inconvenience to fans and is looking forward to... Read more
It’s been a busy year for country icon Dolly Parton, who spent much of the spring and summer touring North American and Europe in support of the February 2008 release “Backwoods Barbie.” The most recent addition to Parton’s North American tour starts on October 17 at Mizner Park’s Center... Read more
Tickets for upcoming concerts by country legend Dolly Parton as well as tickets for the upcoming 2008 NHL season are on sale throughout the week ending September 13 as compiled by TicketNews. This week boasts quite a few hot concerts in the onsales. Friday’s onsales start off with a... Read more
Back from the most successful European tour of her 40-plus year career, Dolly Parton is ready to take on America with a new leg of shows in August, which will be followed by a U.S./Canada tour beginning in October. Parton was in Europe for a number of stadium and... Read more
Dolly Parton is finally back on the road after first postponing and then having to reschedule her entire tour while she recovered from a back condition. Parton’s world tour, originally set to launch Feb. 28, in support of her latest album, “Backwoods Barbie,” kicked off last week in Pittsburgh,... Read more
Dolly Parton has been forced to postpone her upcoming U.S. tour due to a back condition. Doctors have advised her to take six to eight weeks off in order to recover properly. The tour–in support of Parton’s “Backwoods Barbie” album, due out Feb. 26 on Dolly Records–was set to... Read more
By Bob Grossweiner and Jane Cohen The venerable Dolly Parton kicks off her 2008/2009 Backwoods Barbie World Tour with a Feb. 28 show in Minneapolis, MN. Parton, who plans to be on the road extensively throughout 2008, including a major run through Europe in June and July, is touring... Read more
Dolly Parton told Los Angeles radio listeners Aug. 28 that 9 to 5, the new musical for which she has penned songs, will open on Broadway in spring 2009. . . The musical being shepherded by producer Robert Greenblatt is based on the 1980 film comedy about secretaries. Parton,... Read more