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Incomparable Dolly Parton Releases 43rd Studio Album, Pure & Simple

Liz Carlston | Posted 08.03.2016 | Entertainment
Liz Carlston

Between tour stops in Kansas City and St. Louis, I caught up with Dolly Parton in a phone interview. The 70-year old singer is on the road promoting her 43rd studio album, Pure & Simple (available worldwide August 19th). Candid and real as always, Parton spoke about her new album, a future appearance on Grace & Frankie with Jane Fonda and Lily Tomlin, and her 50-year career in the entertainment industry. Here are the highlights from our conversation.

Dos & Don'ts of Dollywood & the Smokies

Travelzoo | Posted 07.26.2016 | Travel

Courtesy of Shutterstock One of the most coveted perks at Travelzoo is the Travelzoo Experience, in which Deal Experts and other employees take adv...

Theme Park Adds Special Features For Kids With Sensory

The Huffington Post | Suzy Strutner | Posted 07.01.2016 | Travel

For children with an autism spectrum disorder, theme parks may not always feel like a fairytale. Instead, a visit may seem more like challenge courses...

These 10 American Attractions Are Totally Touristy, But I'm Okay With That

Erin Ruberry | Posted 07.20.2014 | Travel
Erin Ruberry

Some are simply roadside photo ops, others are full-fledged tourist attractions, all are worth putting on your Americana bucket list. Go ahead, strap on a fanny pack and grab your binoculars. We're playing tourist today.

A Country Christmas Story Is a Story of Hope and Forgiveness

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 01.23.2014 | Entertainment
Jackie K. Cooper

"A Country Christmas Story" is a simple tale of hope and forgiveness. It has no pretensions of being anything but what it is. Make sure you and your family gather around to watch when it airs on Lifetime, November 9, 10 and 15.

America's Best Theme Parks

U.S. News Travel | Posted 06.25.2013 | Travel
U.S. News Travel

Whizzing around on a roller coaster, splashing down a rushing water slide, noshing on cotton candy and hot dogs -- the theme park might be as quintess...

An Audience With Tennessee Royalty

Barbara Barton Sloane | Posted 03.24.2013 | Travel
Barbara Barton Sloane

The village of Gatlinburg has mountain peaks rising higher than 6,000 feet and an aerial view of the Smokies.

Who's Reaching Out to Capture a Moment? Everyone Knows It's Indie Mindy Smith

Michael Bialas | Posted 11.24.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Writing and singing sad, sad songs is Mindy Smith's specialty. But just hearing those words on a record is like buying a one-way ticket on her emotional journey.

'Hollywood to Dollywood'

Stephen L. Betts | Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices
Stephen L. Betts

Hollywood to Dollywood follows the efforts of North Carolina natives Gary and Larry Lane to get a screenplay they've written into Dolly's hands, having penned a part in the story specifically with her in mind.

KLCS (PBS) Hosts the TV Premiere of Hollywood To Dollywood

Xaque Gruber | Posted 08.05.2012 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

Last summer, Parton hosted two sold out nights at the Hollywood Bowl. This year, she's the inspiration of a documentary film that will benefit our city's only public television station.

Happy 66th Birthday, Dolly Parton!

Posted 02.02.2016 | Queer Voices

Yes, we all know she seems ageless, but Dolly Parton -- legendary singer, actress, philanthropist, theme park entrepreneur and all-around icon -- turn...

Classic Coasters And More: Our Guide To Tennessee Amusement Parks

The Huffington Post | Tracie Handley | Posted 12.06.2011 | Travel

Amusement parks in Tennessee offer year-round fun for children and families. From hair-raising coasters to toddler-friendly attractions, these amuseme...

Headed To Tennessee With The Family? Check Out Our Water Park Guide

The Huffington Post | Shellie Braeuner | Posted 10.10.2011 | Travel

Water parks in Tennessee offer a great way to beat the heat and humidity of a Tennessee summer. As part of a Huffington Post Travel series on water pa...

Charlie Brown, Dolly Parton, And Thrill Rides: Amusement Parks In The South

The Huffington Post | Andrea Hermitt | Posted 10.20.2011 | Travel

Amusement parks in the South can be rewarding to visit for families with their friendliness and hospitality. But don't let the down-home atmosphere fo...

PHOTOS: Dollywood Wins Theme Parks' Applause war

The Huffington Post/AP | The Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Travel

ORLANDO, Fla. — Dolly Parton said Tuesday that winning the 2010 Applause Award for her theme park, Dollywood, is like winning "the Oscar of the busi...

Concert Review: If you knew Suzy (Bogguss) like they know Suzy ...

Michael Bialas | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Michael Bialas

Planning to make a record of folk songs next, Suzy Bogguss hasn't released an album since 2007's jazzy Sweet Danger, but continues to earn her keep on the road.

Dollywood Boycott Falls Flat

Dave Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Dave Cooper

Raised in the Smoky Mountains of east Tennessee, Dolly Parton is the public face of Smoky Mountain tourism. So why on earth would anyone want to boycott Dollywood?

Defending Dolly from Big Coal Bullies

Rob Perks | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green
Rob Perks

This misguided boycott is akin to a neighbor refusing your dinner invitation unless you agree to let him burn down your house afterwards.