Dolly Parton celebrates ‘Blue Smoke’ album release with TV appearances

The most celebrated female in country music history, Dolly Parton, is set to launch her 42nd album Blue Smoke on May 13th in a partnership between Dolly Records and Sony Masterworks. In preparation of Blue Smoke’s release, Parton performed a one-hour special Dolly Parton Q Sessions Live from Nashville on QVC and has scheduled a plethora of media appearances that will include the following:

May 8: Headline Country (GAC)
May 9: NPR Weekend Edition (various times), Headline Country (GAC)
May 10: America’s News Headquarters (Fox News), Headline Country (GAC)
May 12: The Big Interview with Dan Rather (AXS)
May 13: Wake Up with Al (The Weather Channel), The Today Show Concert Series (NBC), The Talk (CBS), The Tonight Show starring Jimmy Fallon (NBC)
May 14: Imus in the Morning (Fox Business Network), American Pickers (History Channel)
May 15: The Wendy Williams Show (syn & BET), American Pickers (History Channel), The Big Interview with Dan Rather (AXS)
May 17: Hot 20 Countdown (CMT), American Pickers (History Channel)
May 18: Weekend Express (HLN), Hot 20 Countdown (CMT), American Pickers (History Channel), The Big Interview with Dan Rather (AXS)
May 20: Morning Express w/ Robin Meade (HLN), The Better Show (syn)

The Dolly Parton SiriusXM Town Hall premieres on Entertainment Weekly Radio (ch. 105) on May 14th at 7 pm ET, and will re-air over the weekend. In addition, the special presentation will broadcast on Willie’s Roadhouse channel (ch. 56) on Saturday, May 17th at noon and 8 pm ET, with re-airs Sunday, May 18th at 9 am and 3 pm ET, Tuesday, May 20th at 6 pm ET, and Thursday on May 22nd at 11 pm ET. Prime Country channel (ch. 57) will premiere the presentation on Saturday, May 31st at 12 pm and 9 pm ET, with re-airs Sunday, June 1st 9 am and 3 pm ET, Tuesday, June 3rd at 6 pm ET, and Thursday, June 5th at 11 pm ET. The OUTQ channel (ch. 108) is also set to air Dolly’s Town Hall on Saturday, May 17th at 3 PM and Sunday, May 18th at 10 AM ET.

In addition, Parton will appear on OMG! Insider, Access Hollywood, Entertainment Tonight, EXTRA, ABC News Now, Associated Press TV, and more throughout the week.


Author: Buddy Iahn

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