Dolly Parton Lands One-Hour Network Christmas Special
It’s going to be A Holly Dolly Christmas, that’s for sure! Dolly Parton has landed her very own one-hour holiday…
Dolly Parton; Photo Courtesy CBS
It’s going to be A Holly Dolly Christmas, that’s for sure!
Dolly Parton has landed her very own one-hour holiday special on CBS. Airing Sunday, December 6, A Holly Dolly Christmas will feature the entertainment icon performing and sharing personal Christmas stories and faith-based recollections of the holiday season.
“I am so proud to be a part of the CBS family this holiday season with my new Christmas special,” Parton shared.
“When Dolly Parton calls and tells you she wants to do a Christmas show, you don’t hesitate,” said Jack Sussman, Executive Vice President, Specials, Music & Live Events/Alternative & Reality for CBS. “A special with the multi-Grammy Award-winning, prolific song-writing, epic live performer of all time? She had us at hello. There’s only one Dolly Parton, and we are so excited to be bringing her to viewers this holiday season.”
A Holly Dolly Christmas will air December 6 (8:30-9:30 PM, ET/8:00-9:00 PM, PT) on the CBS Television Network and will be available to stream live and on-demand on CBS All Access.
Lauren Jo Black
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.