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Words of Wizdumb from Dolly Parton
October 26th, 2020 under Dolly Parton, Words of Wizdumb. [ Comments: none ]

Dolly Parton says a lot of really smart things, and now she is going to share her Dollyisms with us for free.

The first one is, “Smile; it increases your face value.” Are you going to argue with her on that one? Who doesn’t look better with a smile? I learned that one early on from Annie when they sang, you are never fully dressed without one.

Plus, how can you watch Miss Dolly tell us to smile and not turn your frown upside down? She is joy, and we all need a pocket full of her in our lives these days.


Dolly Parton is bringing a little bah humbug to Netflix
October 22nd, 2020 under Dolly Parton, Netflix, Treat Williams. [ Comments: none ]

Dolly Parton has become a television movie staple over the last few Christmases. She has had telemovies on NBC, Hallmark, and Netflix. This year’s present is called Christmas on the Square. The musical will debut November 22nd on Netflix, and it stars the lovable legend as an Angel, Christine Baranski as a Scrooge, Treat Williams as her ex-sweetheart, and Jenifer Lewis as her friend.

While it is not a Christmas Carol per se, it has some similarities to the Mark Twain classic, and that is OK. “A rich and nasty woman, Regina Fuller, returns to her small hometown after her father’s death to evict everyone and sell the land to a mall developer – right before Christmas. However, after listening to stories of the local townsfolk, reconnecting with an old love, and accepting the guidance of an actual angel, Regina starts to have a change of heart. This is the story about family, love, and how a small town’s Christmas spirit can warm even the coldest of hearts.”

The holiday film includes 14 original songs from Miss Dolly. Debbie Allen choreographed the dance numbers.

Between this movie and Dolly’s Christmas album, the season is going to be so bright with joy that even 2020 cannot put it out. Well, unless 2020 gives Santa Claus COVID-19 and kills him. Which, at this rate, would not totally surprise me.

As sad as I will be about old Saint Nick going to the big North Pole in the sky, I will still be full of happiness because I will be watching Christmas on the Square over and over and over again. How can you watch anything from Dolly and not feel happy after it is over?


Dolly Parton and Jimmy Fallon are giving us Christmas joy early
October 2nd, 2020 under Christmas Music, Dolly Parton, Jimmy Fallon. [ Comments: none ]

Back in August, Dolly Parton announced that she is releasing a Christmas album with original songs and her take on some classics. Today, A Holly Dolly Christmas came out, and I got to hear the song I have been anticipating the most. The legendary Country singer sings a duet of Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas with Jimmy Fallon.

I knew we were going to experience Christmas joy in October because of the tune. I just didn’t know how much joy it was going to bring me. I can’t stop smiling after listening to their cover. How can you not feel happy after listening to them get playful with each other as they harmonize one of the holiday’s favorite singles?

I am off to listen to the rest of the album because this is what 2020 needs. That and as Conan O’Brien said, we might not make it to December 25th.


Dolly Parton addresses the tattoo rumors
September 23rd, 2020 under Dolly Parton. [ Comments: none ]

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For years, there have been rumors that Dolly Parton wears long sleeves because her arms are covered in tattoos. Is it true? That is what People wanted to find out, so they asked her.

“I do have some tattoos, that’s true,” Parton told the magazine. “But they’re tasteful. I’m not a tattoo girl.”.

However, since Dolly is a girly girl, she says that her ink is pretty and artful. Then she explained that she got them to cover up some scars. “Ribbons and bows and butterflies are the things that I have. I was very sick for a while and I had to wear a feeding tube. It left a little indention in my side and I didn’t like it because I’m so fair that scars turn purple on me.”

Parton added, “I like to make positives out of negatives. I had a little beehive tattooed over it — a little yellow-and-brown beehive with a tiny little bee on top of the hive. The mouth of it is that little sinkhole.”

Talking about positives, the most positive thing in the singer’s life is her husband, Carl Dean of 54 years. Does she have his name anywhere on her body? It is one place we can’t see, her heart.

Although, Parton says she might get his name added to her body along with other tats, “just so everybody could be right!”


All I want for Christmas is a Dolly Parton holiday album
August 13th, 2020 under Dolly Parton. [ Comments: 2 ]

Dolly Parton

File this under 2020 isn’t all awful! Dolly Parton announced today that she is releasing her first holiday album in 30 years. A Holly Dolly Christmas comes out on October 2nd. It includes six new songs, five of which she wrote on her own, and six timeless classics like Mariah Carey’s All I Want For Christmas Is You. That tune is a duet with The Tonight Show’s Jimmy Fallon. It is just one of the six duets on her album. She will also be singing one song with her brother, Randy, and another with her goddaughter, Miley Cyrus.

“I am so excited to announce my new Christmas album ‘A Holly Dolly Christmas.’ I have recorded several Christmas classics like ‘Holly Jolly Christmas’, as well as some new material that I hope might become Christmas classics. I’ve recorded 5 duets with 5 very special artists as you can see,” states Dolly.

“I figured since everybody probably wouldn’t get to celebrate Christmas as usual this year, I wanted to be creative instead of sitting around at the house this summer. So I put on my mask, gloves and practiced social distancing, as well as all of the wonderful musicians and singers, and we proceeded to put together what I think is some of the best work that I’ve ever done.”

Considering all legendary tunes, she has released, that says a lot. For the first time this year, I am looking forward to the holiday. Just so that I can listen to her album over and over and over again.

The first single off the record is Cuddle Up, Cozy Down Christmas with Michael Bublé. I can’t wait to hear their voices together.

To see the tracklisting on the must-have Christmas album of the year, then click here!


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