Latest Dolly Parton News

Dolly Parton reveals Dollywood's longest roller coaster

Aug. 06, 2022 09:26 AM EDT

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dolly Parton donned her best sequined park ranger outfit Friday to unveil Big Bear Mountain, Dollywood’s newest and longest roller coaster opening in spring 2023. The attraction, an expansion of Wildwood Grove, will bring thrills to this family-friendly...

Dolly Parton among Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy winners

Aug. 03, 2022 08:07 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — Country superstar Dolly Parton, who made a big donation to help fund coronavirus vaccine research in 2020, is among this year's Carnegie Medal of Philanthropy recipients. Also being honored are Dallas entrepreneur Lyda Hill, Kenyan industrialist Manu Chandaria, and...

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 24-30

Jul. 18, 2022 09:51 AM EDT

Celebrity birthdays for the week of July 24-30: July 24: Actor John Aniston (“Days of Our Lives”) is 89. Comedian Ruth Buzzi is 86. Actor Mark Goddard (“Lost In Space”) is 86. Actor Chris Sarandon is 80. Comedian Gallagher is 76. Actor Robert Hays (“Airplane!”) is 75....

Speedway Motorsports founder remembered at NASCAR race

Jun. 26, 2022 23:23 PM EDT

LEBANON, Tenn. (AP) — The man who founded Speedway Motorsports had a presence Sunday during NASCAR's Ally 400 race at the track his company bought last November. Bruton Smith died Wednesday at the age of 95. The Hall of Famer who was one of the biggest track owners and most...

Dolly Parton gives $1M to infectious disease research, again

Jun. 15, 2022 12:22 PM EDT

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — Dolly Parton is donating $1 million to pediatric infectious disease research at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in Nashville, the organization announced on Wednesday. The new gift is one of several Parton has made to the center over the years,...

Editorial Roundup: Ohio

May. 23, 2022 12:55 PM EDT

Cleveland Plain Dealer. May 20, 2022. Editorial: As deadly fentanyl claims more Ohio lives, evidence-based treatment is among the answers Ohio and the nation are confronted with a drug abuse crisis typified by misuse of the powerful deadly synthetic opioid, fentanyl....

US-Best-Sellers-Books-USAToday

May. 19, 2022 11:44 AM EDT

1 .“Oh, the Places You'll Go!” by Dr. Seuss (Random House) , $17.00 2.“Book Lovers" by Emily Henry (Berkley) , $17.00 3 .“It Ends With Us" by Colleen Hoover (Atria Books) , $16.00 4 .“The Summer Place" by Jennifer Weiner (Atria Books) , $14.99 ...

US-Best-Sellers-Books-USAToday

May. 12, 2022 12:09 PM EDT

1 ."Book Lovers" by Emily Henry (Berkley) , $17.00 2."22 Seconds " by James Patterson/ Maxine Paetro (Little, Brown) , $29.00 3 ."Killing the Killers" by Bill O’Reilly/ Martin Dugard (St. Martin’s Press) , $30.00 4 ."23 The Mothers and Daughters of...

Review: Charting country music paths in 'Her Country'

May. 11, 2022 10:04 AM EDT

NEW YORK (AP) — “Her Country: How the Women of Country Music Became the Success They Were Never Supposed to Be,” by Marissa R. Moss (Henry Holt & Co.) Women have always played a major part of country music, from the Carter Family to Dolly Parton, but in recent years you’d...