Sunday, November 27, 7:30pm – BB&T Center, One Panther Parkway, Sunrise
The Smoky Mountain Songbird will be giving another heartfelt performance at the BB&T Center on Sunday, November 27. Scheduled to visit 60 cities, the Pure & Simple tour is Dolly Partonâ€™s first major U.S. and Canadian tour in more than 25 years.
A Steel Magnolia
Partonâ€™s fans are as diverse as her talents. In entertainment, there is nothing this woman has not done well. Songwriter, musician, producer, actress, author, businesswoman and humanitarian, Parton uses her influence to support wildlife rights, fight for civil liberties and promote literacy. Dolly Partonâ€™s Imagination Library sends each child one book per month, from birth until kindergarten.
In 2016, the story of Partonâ€™s upbringing, Coat of Many Colors, won the Tex Ritter Award by the Academy of Country Music Awards. The TV Movie attracted over 15.8 million viewers, the most watched TV movie on network TV in more than three years.
9 to 5: A Lifetime of Recognition
Parton is one of the few entertainers to have been nominated multiple times for a Tony, Golden Globe, an Academy Award and once for an Emmy. She has won multiple awards in music from the Grammy Awards, Country Music Association Awards, British Country Music Awards, American Music Awards, The International Bluegrass Music Awards, The People’s Choice Awards, among others. She is one of the very few female artists to win the Country Music Association’s Entertainer of the Year Award. In 2011, Parton received the Grammy Lifetime Achievement Award and ties Springsteen for the tenth most nominated Grammy Artist.
Tickets for Partonâ€™s Pure & Simple tour can be purchased online at Ticketmaster or at the BB&T Center box office.
The Best Little Chart Topper in Entertainment
Thanks to her many gold, platinum and multi-platinum creations, Parton was inducted into numerous Halls of Fame, including the Country Music Hall of Fame, Songwriters Hall of Fame and the Grammy Hall of Fame. Setting another record, 25 of Partonâ€™s songs have reached No. 1 on the Billboard country music charts.
This tour will feature a library of Dolly Parton favorites, songs off the new album and rare live performances.
Show details to comeâ€¦
Look for Dolly in your city.
Pure & Simple Dolly Parton
Fresh off the heels of accepting the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award at the 2016 Country Music Awards, Parton lit up the stage with her glamour, grace and her gift for entertaining.
Glowing like an angel in various attires of white, silver and gold, Partonâ€™s signature look commands the stage. Yet, a night with Dolly feels like spending a night swinging on the front porch with a very talented friend. She told tales of family, faith and showbiz that inspired each song, from kissing Burt Reynolds to Daddyâ€™s love.
Parton played a rhinestone banjo, saxophone, acoustic and electric guitar, piano and autoharp, along with a less flashy harmonica. The most impressive was her blazing performance on the rhinestone fiddle, inspiring a sea of stamping and clapping. The Pure & Simple tour gets to the heart of the music as Parton opts to perform with just three other musicians, instead of a big band. Although those in the upper levels surely would have appreciated some video screens.
For over two hours, chilling notes, country classics, hidden gems and pop favorites told the story of Dolly Parton from childhood to today. Guests danced, cried, laughed and sang along. Parton thanked everyone for singing along with â€œApplejackâ€ and the quartet performed a moving acapella version of â€œDo I Ever Cross Your Mindâ€ that was haunting. Fans will not be disappointed in the set list.
Parton is one of the most revered, respected crossover artists on the planet. She knows how to get her point across, without alienating her fans of many different convictions. She referred to the nationâ€™s division and unrest, telling everyone that â€œthings will be just fineâ€ and performed a melody of reminiscent protest songs. Before the show, protestors marched outside the stadium spewing hatred speech aimed at Parton and all her fans, in the name of religion. After I listened in disbelief, I wondered if they knew anything about Parton, her work, her faith or her fans. Her message has never been one of hate, oppression or division. It is a rather one of love, freedom and unity. You donâ€™t have to fit into a category to be welcome by her with open arms. â€œYou should always be proud of who you are,â€ said Parton.
Partonâ€™s next appearance will be on NBC’s “The Voice” on November 29 and her holiday special, “Christmas of Many Colors: Circle of Love” premieres November 30, on the same network.