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DOLLY PARTON WINS 8TH GRAMMY AWARD

DOLLY PARTON WINS 8TH GRAMMY AWARD

PENTATONIX / PARTON COLLABORATION ON “JOLENE” TAKES HOME COUNTRY DUO/GROUP PERFORMANCE GRAMMY AWARD’
 

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (February 12, 2017)
– World-renowned singer/songwriter/entertainer Dolly Parton continues
racking up the honors! In 2014, The Recording Academy inducted Parton’s
self-penned hit JOLENE into the Grammy Hall of Fame. Now, in 2017, that
same song, released as a collaboration with Pentatonix, was awarded a
Grammy in the Country Duo/Group Performance category. Watch the
collaborative performance here:

 

Watch Now!

Arranged by PTX
Filmed at NOVE Entertainment
Produced by Dolly Parton, Pentatonix and Flyte Vu

“Oh
my Lord I am so excited to have won the Grammy with Pentatonix on my
old song Jolene,” says Dolly Parton. “I am so happy and am so very proud
of Pentatonix. The song is one of my favorites. Thanks to the Grammys,
but most importantly thanks to all the fans. I love you all.”

The award-winning collaboration between Pentatonix and Parton
happened through a partnership with Cracker Barrel Old Country Store,
which has enjoyed success with both acts in the past with exclusive
editions of albums from each. In Parton’s case, the partnership
stretches back to her 2009 Backwoods Barbie Collector’s Edition project, which was followed by the release of An Evening With…Dolly
and became the first Gold album-ever certified by the RIAA for Cracker
Barrel Music. That relationship has continued with her latest Dolly
Records / RCA Records release Pure & Simple. Released in
the summer of 2016, the album – which netted Dolly her first
chart-topping album since 1991 – was released in a deluxe Cracker
Barrel-exclusive edition that featured live performances of her classic
hits “9 To 5” and “Jolene” from the Glastonbury Festival, along with a
48-page ZinePak magazine filled with photos and interviews highlighting
memorable stories from Parton. The collaboration is not part of any of
the packages, however, is available for digital download here:

iTunes smarturl.it/PTXJolene
Amazon smarturl.it/PTXJoleneAmz
Spotify smarturl.it/StreamPTXJolene
Google Play smarturl.it/PTXJoleneGP

“Cracker Barrel is thrilled to have brought these two extraordinary
talents together, Dolly Parton and Pentatonix, as part of our Spotlight
Music Program for the exclusive collaboration of “Jolene.” We share in
the celebration of their GRAMMY Award win as they are both a special
part of the Cracker Barrel family,” said Don Hoffman, VP of Marketing at
Cracker Barrel.

CTK Management CEO Danny Nozell said, “The collaborative video
produced by Cracker Barrel between Pentatonix and Dolly has been viewed
over 22 million times and has now won a Grammy. Dolly proves, once
again, that she is making music that the fans will respond to.”

Parton’s 2016’s Pure & Simple North American Tour was the highest grossing tour of her career, performing over 60 shows.

Fans can link to purchase Pure & Simple and the various versions available by exclusive partners below:
Cracker Barrel: smarturl.it/dollycbps
Walmart: smarturl.it/walmartdolly
Amazon Music: smarturl.it/amzmusicdolly
Amazon Physical: smarturl.it/amazondolly
Apple Music: smarturl.it/dollypartonps
Google: smarturl.it/gpdolly
Spotify: smarturl.it/spotifydolly

ABOUT DOLLY PARTON
An internationally renowned superstar, the iconic and irrepressible
Dolly Parton has contributed countless treasures to the world of
entertainment. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections,
paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her illustrious
career have topped a staggering 100 million records worldwide. Achieving
25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, Dolly has
had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a
female artist. Dolly has garnered 8 Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music
Association Awards, 5 Academy of Country Music Awards, 3 American Music
Awards and is one of only five female artists to win the Country Music
Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award. Making her film debut in
the 1980 hit comedy “9 to 5,” Dolly earned rave reviews for her
performance and an Oscar nomination for writing the title tune, along
with her second and third Grammy Awards. Roles in “Steel Magnolias,”
“Best Little Whorehouse in Texas,” “Rhinestone,” and “Straight Talk”
followed. Dolly saw a cherished dream become a reality in 1986 with the
opening of her own theme park, Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. In
1988, Dolly began the Dollywood Foundation which funds Dolly Parton’s
Imagination Library across America and in Canada by giving every
preschool child a book each month from the time he or she is born until
the child reaches kindergarten. Currently 100,000,000 books are mailed
to children in the US, Canada and throughout the UK. In 1999, Dolly was
inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has her own
star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2004, the U.S. Library of
Congress presented her with their Living Legend Award for her
contribution to the cultural heritage of the United States. To learn
more about this American icon, visit DollyParton.com.


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