Dolly Parton Reveals Tour of Her Songs But Without Her on Stage

The country music icon has announced Dolly Parton’s ‘Threads: My Songs in Symphony,’ an innovative live performance event featuring a symphony orchestra playing her iconic hits, accompanied by videos of the ‘Jolene’ artist singing and sharing the stories behind her music.

Parton, who won’t be appearing on stage or performing live during the shows, co-produced ‘Threads: My Songs in Symphony’ alongside Schirmer Theatrical and Sony Music Publishing. 

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David Hamilton arranged her songs for the orchestra. Parton expressed her excitement about this new project, stating it offers a unique journey through the heartstrings of her life.

The production will include classics such as ‘Jolene,’ ‘Coat of Many Colors’, ‘I Will Always Love You’, and more. It will launch with the Nashville Symphony at the Schermerhorn Symphony Center in Tennessee. After the initial performance, ‘Threads: My Songs in Symphony’ will expand into a tour, bringing the symphonic experience to orchestras everywhere.

Dolly Parton Tour
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Parton has previously stated she doesn’t plan to tour extensively in the future. She explained to Pollstar that while she might do special shows or festival appearances, she no longer intends to embark on full-blown tours. 

She prefers to stay closer to home with her husband as they grow older, valuing the ability to be present if her family needs her and not wanting to risk having to leave a tour due to family emergencies.

-Sushmita Sarkar