‘Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Opry’ Airs Tonight

Dolly Parton fans everywhere will be able to witness history tonight with the airing of Dolly Parton: 50 Years at…


Lauren Jo Black

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November 26, 2019


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Dolly Parton; 2019 Photo by Chris Hollo © Grand Ole Opry

Dolly Parton fans everywhere will be able to witness history tonight with the airing of Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Opry.

The two-hour television special chronicles Parton‘s 50 years as a member of the Grand Ole Opry and celebrates her musical legacy with performances from Dierks Bentley, Emmylou Harris, Chris Janson, Toby Keith, Lady Antebellum, Margo Price, Hank Williams Jr. and others.

Additionally, the special will feature flashbacks of Parton’s most exciting moments on the Opry stage and interviews with the global superstar and many of the artists she’s influenced throughout her career.

Dolly Parton: 50 Years at the Opry airs tonight, Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 9 pm ET/PT on NBC.

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Lauren Jo Black, a University of Central Florida graduate, has immersed herself in the world of country music for over 15 years. In 2008, she co-founded CountryMusicIsLove, eventually selling it to a major record label in 2015. Following the rebranding of the website to Sounds Like Nashville, Black served as Editor-in-Chief for two and a half years. Currently, she assumes the role of Editor-in-Chief at Country Now and oversees Country Now’s content and digital footprint. Her extensive experience also encompasses her previous role as a Country Music Expert Writer for Answers.com and her work being featured on Forbes.com. She’s been spotlighted among Country Aircheck’s Women of Influence and received the 2012 Rising Star Award from the University of Central Florida. Black also spent time in front of the camera as host of Country Now Live, which brought live music directly to fans in 2021 when the majority of concerts were halted due to the pandemic. During this time, she hosted 24 weeks of live concerts via Country Now Live on Twitch with special guests such as Lady A, Dierks Bentley, Jordan Davis, Brett Young, and Jon Pardi. Over the course of her career, she has had the privilege of conducting interviews with some of the industry’s most prominent stars, including Reba McEntire, Blake Shelton, Luke Combs, Carrie Underwood, Luke Bryan, Miranda Lambert, Lainey Wilson, and many others. Lauren Jo Black is a longtime member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.