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Dolly Parton to Perform in Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade


Dolly Parton is among the country artists bringing holiday cheer to the 94th annual Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade. The country legend will appear on Cracker Barrel's Home Sweet Home float to perform "A Holly Jolly Christmas." Due to the ongoing COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic, this year's event is television-only.

Additional country music performers include Lauren Alaina, Brett Young and Jimmie Allen, who'll share the stage with Noah Cyrus,

"I've watched the @macys Thanksgiving Day Parade every year since I was a kid. This year I get to play it with @noahcyrus. Y'all tune in Thanksgiving Day," Allen wrote on Instagram.


Other performers include Jimmy Fallon and the Roots, Pentatonix, Patti LaBelle, Leslie Odom Jr., Bebe Rexha and more.

The parade will air on NBC on Nov. 26 (Thanksgiving Day), starting at 8 a.m. CST.

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Earlier this year, Parton released her first Christmas album in 30 years, A Holly Dolly ChristmasThe album features duets with Billy Ray Cyrus, Jimmy Fallon, Willie Nelson, Parton's brother Randy Parton and Michael Bublé. The album includes five original tracks self-written by Dolly and one song co-written with Kent Wells.


Parton will also star in her own Christmas special, which airs Sun., Dec. 6 at 8:30 p.m. ET and 8 p.m. PT on CBS and CBS All Access

"I am so proud to be a part of the CBS family this holiday season with my new Christmas special," Parton said in a statement.

The country icon will also star in the Christmas movie musical Dolly Parton's Christmas on the Square, which debuts on Netflix on Nov. 22.

Christmas on the Square will co-star Christine Baranski (Mamma Mia), Jennifer Lewis, Treat Williams, Josh Segarra and Jeanine Mason. The holiday flick, directed and choreographed by Emmy and Golden Globe winner Debbie Allen, will also feature 14 original songs by Parton.


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