Dec 29, 2022: UpRoxx: David Byrne Of Talking Heads Will Perform At ‘Miley’s New Year’s Party
Miley Cyrus’ New Year’s Eve Party is the place to be to close out 2022. The “Midnight Sky” hitmaker will be hosting the event this Saturday (December 31) from Miami, alongside her godmother, country legend Dolly Parton. While the hostesses are already megastars in their own rights, the two have promised a superstar line-up of musical performers.
Dec 6, 2022: The Tennessean: 'Better late than never': Dolly Parton joins TikTok
Ladies and gentlemen, Dolly Parton is now on TikTok.
"I have arrived," Parton wrote in the caption of her first video, a montage of performances over the years set to her popular song "9 To 5."
In a little over a day since joining, Parton's posted 11 videos, has nearly 760,000 followers and 2.5 million likes with millions more views and counting. Parton, a recent Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee, released a greatest hits collection in November.
May 29, 2013: PBS: Country Music Legend Dolly Parton's New Role: 'Book Lady'
Country music legend Dolly Parton has delivered nearly 50 million free books to children's homes. Called Imagination Library, the program started in 1996 in one one rural Tennessee county and has spread to 1,400 communities across the United States,
Aug 16, 2011: Daily Mail: Men are my weakness! Dolly Parton is rumoured to have had countless lovers in her 45-year marriage, but she says no one compares to her husband
'I love to flirt, and I've never met a man I didn't like,' she laughs.
In 2003, her efforts to preserve the bald eagle through the American Eagle Foundation's sanctuary at Dollywood earned her the Partnership Award from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Parton received the Woodrow Wilson Award for Public Service from the Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars of the Smithsonian Institution at a ceremony in Nashville on November 8, 2007.
For her work in literacy, Parton has received various awards including:
(Radio.com) There's nothing like old friends. Kenny Rogers and Dolly Parton know this firsthand. The duo joined forces back in 1983 for their No. 1 hit "Islands in the Stream," which became among the biggest hits of their careers. They then went on to record a Christmas album together, as well as the tracks "Love Is Strange" and "Real Love."Three decades later, they're back with a new collaboration, "You Can't Make Old Friends." The duet between the two superstars is the title track of Rogers' upcoming new album, his first country collection in seven years. You Can't Make Old Friends is due out next month (Oct. 8).
The single is already available for download, but now there's a new music video for it as well. "It's been 30 years since 'Islands in the Stream' was a hit," Parton says during the intro to the "You Can't Make Old Friends" video. "Til this day, I never get tired of hearing that song. Same with the audience. Everybody loves that song."
Rogers then goes on to explain how when Parton walked into the room to record the track something very special happened. Parton agrees. "There was just something about mine and Kenny's chemistry with each other. Our friendship. People really sensed what we really feel."
Referring to Parton as his "soul partner," Rogers kicks off the poignant ballad wondering what he'll do when she's no longer with him. "What will I do when you're gone/ Who's gonna tell me the truth/ Who's gonna finish the stories I start/ The way you always do," Rogers sings alone on stage.
As photos of the two performing over the years flash on the screen, Parton is seen singing in her dressing room backstage. "How will I sing when you go/ 'Cause it won't sound the same/ Who'll join in on those harmony parts/ When I call your name," she continues.
"When we did 'Islands in the Stream' we connected musically, when we did 'You Can't Make Old Friends' we connected personally," Rogers says at the video's end. "For me, it's not important that it's a hit song but it's important historically to have it on tape. In this business where so much of it is business, to take the time for a moment and just enjoy someone for the person they are is a great gift, and I appreciate you for always doing that with me."
Parton agreed, calling Rogers her best friend. "It's been a wonderful journey, and I'm glad I got to walk that road with you." -