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17 January 2020

Lessons from Dad and Dolly

By | 2020-01-17T18:37:19+00:00 January 17th, 2020|Dolly Parton|0 Comments

On Jan. 19, two amazing humans were born. At first glance they may appear vastly different. One of them I know very well and one I have only waved to from a distance. One is simple and quiet while the other is all bling and making her presence known. One is only recognized and [...]

6 January 2020

How Dollywood Came to Be Dollywood

By | 2020-01-06T16:37:22+00:00 January 6th, 2020|Dolly Parton|0 Comments

Dollywood is by far the most popular ticketed attraction in the Great Smoky Mountains. But do you know how the top destination came to be Dollywood? Here is a little history about this beloved park. Rebel Railroad Before it was Dollywood, three other parks existed in this location before Dolly Parton’s name was on [...]

20 November 2019

Dollywood Insiders Go Hollywood For Day

By | 2019-11-21T10:00:10+00:00 November 20th, 2019|Dolly Parton|0 Comments

Recently on a spectacular autumn day, three of my fellow Dollywood Insiders and I had the unforgettable opportunity to take part in a special press conference at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa. Dolly Parton was there to celebrate the upcoming launch of her new Netflix series Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings. The eight-movie series is a [...]

1 November 2019

Hidden Dolly Gems in Chasing Rainbows Museum

By | 2019-11-01T16:39:03+00:00 November 1st, 2019|Dolly Parton|0 Comments

Want to catch a glimpse of Dolly while at Dollywood? Then head to Chasing Rainbows Museum! Stroll through the larger-than-life exhibits and enjoy the history of one of the world’s most celebrated entertainers—and if you’re interested, you can look more closely and find some hidden gems from Dolly’s illustrious life. So, what do you say? Let’s put [...]

15 April 2019

Imagination Library Tour 2019

By | 2019-04-15T15:20:00+00:00 April 15th, 2019|Dolly Parton|0 Comments

The Imagination Library is on tour, and the show is spectacular! Little Engine Playhouse Tour by Dolly’s imagination Library came to visit Jacksboro Elementary School where I work as a Kindergarten teacher—the show was absolutely fantastic, and the kids loved every minute. Several of my students have already asked, “When are they coming back?” [...]

25 July 2018

Try This at Home—Steel Magnolias’ Cup-a Cup-a Cup-a Recipe

By | 2018-07-25T16:55:36+00:00 July 25th, 2018|Dolly Parton|0 Comments

There are so many reasons to love Dolly Parton. The less obvious reason is because of her cook book—Dolly’s Dixie Fixin’s. One of my favorite recipes in that book actually came from one of her movies! I know all the Dolly fans out there know what I’m talking about: cup-a this, cup-a that. It [...]

9 March 2018

Video Tour of The Dolly Parton Suite

By | 2018-03-09T10:10:39+00:00 March 9th, 2018|Dolly Parton|0 Comments

It sparkles—no, I’ll even go as far as to say it GLOWS—with personality and warmth. How many hotel suites can you say that about? The Dolly Parton Suite at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa was even more than I could have imagined. Are you curious? I should mention that you can book this room [...]

22 January 2018

Try This at Home—Dolly’s Bodacious Bean Soup

By | 2018-01-22T17:40:53+00:00 January 22nd, 2018|Dolly Parton|0 Comments

From looking at her, you’d never know that Dolly Parton is a fantastic cook. But, visit any of her Dollywood properties or her dinner attractions and you’ll pick up on her appreciation for a good Southern-cooked meal. I tried one of her recipes at home—Bodacious Bean Soup—and made a video for you to see [...]

1 November 2017

Dolly’s Niece Heidi Parton Debuts First Album at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa

By | 2017-11-01T15:09:52+00:00 November 1st, 2017|Dolly Parton|0 Comments

Dolly Parton’s niece, Heidi Parton, celebrated the release of her debut album, “This Kind of Love,” on Monday, October 23 at Dollywood’s DreamMore Resort and Spa at a listening party for family, friends, and members of the media. This special evening was a time for Heidi to share some of the amazing vocal talents [...]

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