Dolly Parton was inducted into the Grand Ole Opry on Jan. 4, 1969, making next year a particularly momentous occasion for the country icon. Next year marks Parton's 50th anniversary as an Opry member and the Opry community will honor the country queen with a celebration known as "Dolly Week."
Parton will return to the Opry on Oct. 12, 2019. Her performance is part of a three-night celebration of Parton's music. The first night will celebrate the country star's No. 1 songs, while the second night will be titled "Dolly's Mountain Soul," a celebration of Parton's mountain and roots music. The final night will be headlined by Parton herself and will feature multiple special guests.
Parton will also be honored at the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year event, featuring performances by Chris Stapleton, Kacey Musgraves and more. Parton will be honored for her philanthropy as well as her career as a country music trailblazer.
The soundtrack to the upcoming Netflix film Dumplin', featuring music by Parton, was released today (Nov. 30). The album features original songs written by Parton and Linda Perry and reimagined Parton songs featuring collaborations with Miranda Lambert, Mavis Staples, Alison Krauss, Elle King and more.