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ON THE BMM COVER:
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Music City
DOLLY GOES ORCHESTRAL WITH NEW CONCERT EXPERIENCE
5/21/24

Dolly Parton is going orchestral with a new concert franchise, Dolly Parton's Threads: My Songs in Symphony, which will launch 3/20/2025 with the Nashville Symphony in Music City. From there, it will be performed on tour by local orchestras around the world.

Described as a "symphonic storytelling experience" exploring the many "threads" of Parton's legendary life and career, the show will boast "new and innovative orchestrations" of her hit songs. Parton will narrate the experience via screens, although it's unknown if she will be physically present for any of the performances.

"I’m just so excited to share my songs and the stories behind them in this beautiful new way," said Parton of the show, which she is co-producing with Schirmer Theatrical and Sony Music Publishing. "Threads: My Songs in Symphony is like a journey through the heartstrings of my life. I hope we can take it far and wide to symphony orchestras everywhere!"

“Bringing the genius, music, life and legacy of Dolly Parton to symphonic audiences is an honor for us,” added Schirmer Theatrical President Robert Thompson. "Audiences will hear for the first time Dolly’s songs performed by orchestras worldwide in this innovative symphonic storytelling experience."

The ever-busy Parton can currently be heard guesting on Blessing Offor's “Somebody’s Child" and will sit for a special conversation 6/6 at the CMA Fest's Fan Fair X. She will also release her next children's book, Dolly Parton's Billy the Kid Comes Home for Christmas, 10/1 through Penguin Young Readers.

And if that's not enough, Parton just introduced a new line of donuts with Krispy Kreme featuring the flavors Dolly Dazzler, Peachy Keen Cobbler, Banana Puddin' Pie and Chocolate Creme Pie.

If you need us in the meantime, we'll be tucking into a plate of crispy fried chicken at the Dollywood location of Aunt Granny's Restaurant.