Nov. 30 (UPI)– Dolly Parton will celebrate her 50th anniversary as a Grand Ole Opry member in 2019. The country music organization announced Thursday it will honor the 72-year-old singer with a weeklong event in October.The Grand Ole
Opry will host a three-night homage to Parton as part of “Dolly Week.” The very first night will include performances of her No. 1 hits, while the second will concentrate on her bluegrass, Americana and roots music.
Dolly Week will culminate with Parton carrying out two programs Oct. 12 at the Grand Ole Opry House in Nashville, Tenn.
“It was always my dream to be on the @opry and I can’t think next year I’ll commemorate 50 proud years of being a member!” Parton tweeted.”I’m delighted to come back house for
2 programs on October 12, 2019, to celebrate!”It was always my dream to be on the @opry and I can’t think next year I’ll celebrate 50 happy years of being a member! I’m delighted to come back house for two shows on October 12, 2019, to commemorate! Tickets on sale tomorrow, 11 am CT at https://t.co/NEMopTce0I!.?.!! pic.twitter.com/a6u9M1iRWW!.?.!— Dolly Parton(@DollyParton)Parton ended up being a member of the Grand Ole Opry in January 1969 following the
release of her album Simply Because I’m a Lady and the album Simply the Two of United States with< a href= "https://www.upi.com/topic/Porter_Wagoner/?tps=1 "title="Porter Wagoner" class= "tpstyle"> Porter Wagoner.”I’m type of like the goodwill ambassador of c and w now. It’s fantastic to come back to the Opry andhost and see what’s going on,” Parton said of the long-running show on her Grand Ole Opry page. Parton released brand-new music Friday– the soundtrack for Dumplin’, a new Netflix movie starring Danielle Macdonald and Jennifer Aniston. The film debuts Dec. 7.