The Grand Ole Opry just announced a massive Opry Goes Dolly birthday celebration for Dolly Parton’s77th birthday on January 19th, which will take place at the historic Ryman Auditorium.
With 7 being Dolly’s favorite number, and her turning 77 this year, the Opry will host two tribute shows on Saturday, January 21st, and spotlight her 1977 Here You Come Again album specifically, which was her first Platinum record and a massive crossover hit.
So far, they’ve announced Chapel Hart, The Fairfield Four, Caitlyn Smith, Marty Stuart and Chris Young as performers.
Dolly has been a member of the Opry since 1969, so you know they were going to go all out to mark this special occasion.
They plan to continute to celebrate her at other shows in the month of January, too, as the Opry heads back to the Mother Church of Country Music.
Unfortunately, Dolly is unable to be there in person because of her feature film schedule, but they still have a lot of special things planned to celebrate her big day.
They’re making cupcakes out of her Duncan Hines cake mixes for tour guests at the Ryman on her actual birthday, the 19th, in addition to having a Dolly impersonator outside the Ryman for the special show, among other things:
“In honor of @dollyparton’s 77th birthday (we can’t believe it either!), we’re taking a trip back to 1977 – the year Dolly’s album ‘Here You Come Again’ hit the airwaves and crossed over from country to pop charts. Celebrate the living legend’s birthday with:
-77 hours of Dolly giveaways on social media -Duncan Hines Dolly Parton’s birthday cupcakes for Opry House and Ryman tour guests on Dolly’s Jan. 19 birthday* -A larger-than-life 77th birthday card for fans to sign at the Ryman from Jan.19 – 21 -A Dolly impersonator on the Ryman Plaza during Opry at the Ryman on Jan. 21
Though Dolly herself can’t be with us this year due to her feature film schedule, we are excited to add these fun Dolly additions to the shows on January 21st at the Ryman!
Tickets for 7pm & 9:30pm are available now at the link in our bio!”
Dan Rogers, Executive Producer of the Opry, says they look forward to celebrating a woman who everyone in the world loves so much, and who has been such an important member of the Grand Ole Opry for so long:
“We love an Opry party and everyone around the world loves Dolly!
Though Dolly herself can’t be with us this year due to her feature film schedule, I think we can all agree Dolly deserves to be celebrated this year and ever year.
We’re going to have some fun Dolly additions to the great schedule of shows lined up for our January run downtown at the Ryman.”
Beginning today, $5 from every ticket sold to both of the January 21st shows will be donated to the Opry Trust Fund in Dolly’s honor.