Dolly Parton Returns to Nashville Stage for First Time in 13 Years

Dolly Parton is returning to the Ryman Auditorium in Nashville for the first time in 13 years to raise money for a good cause.

The Dolly Parton: Pure and Simple concert event to be held on July 31 will be part of the Dustin Wells Foundation's Gift of Music benefit to support the W.O. Smith School of Music.

"The 'Gift of Music' is something that runs deep within my kin folks," Parton said. "I love and cherish the Ryman and I am really excited to perform there to help raise money for the Dustin Wells Foundation. This goes to help many young kids that are part of the W.O. Smith School of Music. Through all of us working together we can make a difference in helping a child feel the magic in making music."

Even though Parton has called Nashville home since 1964, it will be her first concert in the Music City since her Halos & Horns Tour in 2002. Fans in attendance are sure to see a dazzling performance from one of country music's most talented and legendary artists.

Tickets for the event will go on sale Saturday, June 20 at 10 AM CDT through the Ryman website. A limited number of VIP packages will also be available through the Dustin Wells Gift of Music website.

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