The 50th anniversary celebration of Dolly Parton’s Opry induction will soon be available to watch from a living room near you. Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Grand Ole Opry, a special airing on NBC, will highlight the country icon’s return to the Opry stage for her milestone anniversary.
“I’m so thrilled to be celebrating my 50-year anniversary with the Grand Ole Opry,” Parton said in a press release. “I’m also excited that NBC wanted to share in this milestone with me. Together we hope to entertain a broader audience on what the Grand Ole Opry is and what it means to me. We have some special treats, surprises and great performances by some very talented artists and I’m looking so forward to sharing it with you.”
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It’s finally #DollyWeek and we couldn’t be more excited! Hope you see you at the #Opry this week! 🦋💫 #Repost @dollyparton My first performance as a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1969. This week we’re celebrating 50 years ❤️ Time sure flies when you’re having fun! #DollyOpry50
“Dolly Parton’s impact on country music is beyond description, and she remains a cherished icon,” added Doug Vaughan, Executive Vice President, Special Programs, NBC Entertainment. “Dolly will always have a home at NBC and we can’t wait for her to deliver her wonderful collection of hits to the Opry stage.”
In addition to celebrating her 50 years as a Grand Ole Opry member, the special will feature new interviews from Parton, as well as a new performance. In addition, Dierks Bentley, Emmylou Harris, Chris Janson, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Margo Price, Hank Williams Jr. and others will take part in celebrating the legend.
Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Grand Ole Opry airs Tuesday, Nov. 26 from 9-11 p.m. ET/PT on NBC.