A Dolly Parton Exhibit Is Coming To The Grand Ole Opry

Dolly Parton; Photo Courtesy of Grand Ole Opry Archives, Chris Hollo
Dolly Parton; Photo Courtesy of Grand Ole Opry Archives, Chris Hollo
Dolly Parton; Photo Courtesy of Grand Ole Opry Archives, Chris Hollo

In honor of Dolly Parton‘s impressive 50th anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry, the Opry House will host a special exhibit highlighting the legendary entertainer’s time as a member of the Opry family.

Launching September 3, Dolly: My Opry Memories will feature 24 wardrobe pieces worn by the superstar either on the Opry stage or at events held at the Ryman Auditorium. Additionally, the exhibit will include exclusive photos and rarely seen Opry performance clips.

Among the wardrobe pieces that will be included in the exhibit are the dress Parton wore on the night of her Opry induction in 1969, the gown she wore in 1995 for a special duet of her mega-hit “I Will Always Love You” with Vince Gill and an ensemble she wore when she surprised fans during the 40th anniversary celebration of Reba McEntire’s Opry induction in 2017.

Tickets for the exhibit only are $17, while a $12 ticket will be available for those who add it to the purchase of an Opry backstage tour. Fans can visit the Opry’s official website for details. Dolly: My Opry Memories will run through October 31. 

Along with the exhibit, The Opry Shop located inside the Opry House will feature a collection of 11 custom-designed items celebrating Parton’s Opry milestone.

Additionally, flagship station WSM will turn its Opry Nashville streaming channel to “Dolly Radio” to coincide with the launch of the exhibit. Fans can listen to “Dolly Radio” via WSMonline.com and the station’s free mobile app.

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