Biggest Dolly Parton Stories In The Last Year

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Dolly Parton is not only a country legend, she is also a national treasure.

So, in honor of her 78th birthday, we put together a list of the Top 5 stories about her in the last year!

5 – Dolly Co-Hosts 2023 ACM Awards with Garth Brooks

In May 2023, Dolly Parton hosted the ACM Awards alongside Garth Brooks. The “Friends In Low Places” started the show solo talking about the “G.O.A.T.S.” of country music including Johnny Cash, Willie Nelson, Keith Whitley, Charley Pride, Randy Travis, and Merle Haggard.

That’s when things took a hilarious turn. Parton took the G.O.A.T thing literally, as she strolled out onstage while tugging a real-life goat behind her in a wagon.

Later in the show, Parton gave an impromptu performance of “Precious Memories” in honor of Naomi Judd and Loretta Lynn, following a touching story Parton told about her late friends.

4 – Reporter Corners Dolly Parton About Rumor That She’s Hiding Tattoos Under Long Sleeves

It’s been long rumored – and confirmed by Dolly Parton herself – that she has tattoos all over her arms. She has previously said her tattoos are tasteful to cover up some scars, but that she likes them to be private.

During an appearance on Person to Person with Norah O’Donnell, the host brought up Parton’s forearms. O’Donnell started the conversation by reading a statement to the singer in which the author states that nobody knows what her forearms look like.

O’Donnell continued to push Parton into revealing how many tattoos she has, where they were located, and more. But the singer shut her down. Go Dolly!

3 – Dolly Parton Gives Massive Donation To Salvation Army Before Red Kettle Kickoff

Dolly Parton made headlines days before her Dallas Cowboys halftime performance for donating $1 million to the Salvation Army.

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Dolly made the announcement during an interview with Charlotte Jones prior to the performance.

2 – Dolly Parton Releases Long-Awaited Rock Album, “Rockstar”

Dolly Parton’s “Rockstar” album cover

Following her Rock and Rock Hall of Fame induction announcement, Dolly Parton pledged to released a rock album. She finally dropped it on November 16, 2023 and it included 30 songs and some legendary guests. See the full track listing below.

1. “Rockstar” (special guest Richie Sambora)
2. “World on Fire”
3. “Every Breath You Take” (feat. Sting)
4. “Open Arms” (feat. Steve Perry)
5. “Magic Man” (feat. Ann Wilson with special guest Howard Leese)
6. “Long as I Can See the Light” (feat. John Fogerty)
7. “Either Or” (feat. Kid Rock)
8. “I Want You Back” (feat. Steven Tyler with special guest Warren Haynes)
9. “What Has Rock And Roll Ever Done For You” (feat. Stevie Nicks with special guest Waddy Wachtel)
10. “Purple Rain”
11. “Baby, I Love Your Way” (feat. Peter Frampton)
12. “I Hate Myself for Loving You” (feat. Joan Jett & the Blackhearts)
13. “Night Moves” (feat. Chris Stapleton)
14. “Wrecking Ball” (feat. Miley Cyrus)
15. “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction” (feat. P!nk and Brandi Carlile)
16. “Keep On Loving You” (feat. Kevin Cronin)
17. “Heart of Glass” (feat. Debbie Harry)
18. “Don’t Let the Sun Go Down on Me” (feat. Elton John)
19. “Tried to Rock and Roll Me” (feat. Melissa Etheridge)
20. “Stairway to Heaven” (feat. Lizzo and Sasha Flute)
21. “We Are the Champions”
22. “Bygones” (feat. Rob Halford with special guests Nikki Sixx & John 5)
23. “My Blue Tears” (feat. Simon Le Bon)
24. “What’s Up” (feat. Linda Perry)
25. “You’re No Good” (feat. Emmylou Harris & Sheryl Crow)
26. “Heartbreaker” (feat. Pat Benatar & Neil Giraldo)
27. “Bittersweet” (feat. Michael McDonald)
28. “I Dreamed About Elvis” (feat. Ronnie McDowell with special guests The Jordanaires)
29. “Let it Be” (feat. Paul McCartney & Ringo Starr with special guests Peter Frampton & Mick Fleetwood)
30. “Free Bird” (feat. Ronnie Van Zant with special guests Gary Rossington, Artimus Pyle and the Artimus Pyle Band)

1 – Dolly Parton Dressed As Dallas Cowboy Cheerleader While Delivering Iconic Halftime Performance

On Thanksgiving 2023, Dolly Parton performed at halftime of the football game between the Dallas Cowboys and Washington Commanders.

ARLINGTON, TEXAS – NOVEMBER 23: Dolly Parton performs during halftime in the game between the Washington Commanders and the Dallas Cowboys at AT&T Stadium on November 23, 2023 in Arlington, Texas. (Photo by Ron Jenkins/Getty Images)

She became the talk of the town because of her outfit. Watch her performance below.

@espn #DollyParton put on a show during #halftime of #Commanders#Cowboys ♬ original sound – ESPN

What was your favorite story about Dolly this year?

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