Dolly Parton To Unveil New Broadway Musical And Very-First Wine Collection

Dolly made waves with several exciting announcements at CMA Fest.


Madeleine O’Connell

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June 12, 2024


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Dolly Parton on the Close Up Stage at Fan Fair X on Thursday, June 6 during CMA Fest 2024 in downtown Nashville; Photo by Natasha Moustache/CMA

Dolly Parton recently made waves in Nashville when she appeared on the CMA Fest Close-Up Stage to discuss some of her latest projects with a room full of fans. For her first announcement, the legend revealed that she has partnered with ATG Productions to bring a new musical titled Hello, I’m Dolly to Broadway in 2026. 

Named after Parton’s first studio album of 1967, the upcoming production will take the audience on a journey through her life and iconic career using some of her biggest hits as well as a slew of new songs she has written especially for the musical.

“I tried for years to figure out how to do my life story and make it make sense, because everybody just wanted to take it up through the Porter days,” she said in reference to her early career on The Porter Wagner Show. “I thought, Lord, my life didn’t even begin until after that, until the ‘70s…But we do cover all of those years and all the things that we went through.”

She continued, “I thought, well, I need to write some original music where it really tells my life story from the time I was little and dreaming about being a star. So I’m hoping you’re going to laugh and you’re going to cry and it’s just a lot of music.”

Parton serves as a producer on Hello, I’m Dolly alongside Adam Speers for ATG Productions, and Danny Nozell for CTK Enterprises. Additional members of the creative team and casting will be announced at a later date. 

“I first had the pleasure of working with Dolly Parton in 2019 when she trusted us to develop a new version of her musical 9 to 5 for London’s West End,” began Adam Speers. “I had always heard she wanted to do a musical based on her life, so when she asked if I would be interested in producing it, I was bowled over. As the world knows, Dolly is a magical blend of talent, hard work, intelligence, charm, wit, and a gigantically big heart. I’m thrilled we’re going to bring her inspiring story to Broadway,” he added.

Dolly Wines Coming This Summer

Dolly Parton;Photo by Emily Dorio
Dolly Parton;Photo by Emily Dorio

This is just one of many new projects Dolly Parton has in the works. During her press conference from Fan Fair X, the country icon also shared that she will be unveiling her first collection of wines dubbed, Dolly Wines, made in collaboration with Parton Family Cellars and one of the largest wine companies, Accolade Wines.

According to a recent release, Dolly Parton was involved in every step of the process in bringing these wines to life, from sharing input on the taste to the look and even the overall feel. Her personal connection to these wines ensures that each bottle will perfectly mirror the magic and passionate spirit she brings to the world. 

Dolly Wines California Chardonnay 2023 will be the first wine to be released from the collection this July. The “crisp” chardonnay offering a blend of white peach, sweet cream, and toasty oak is currently available for pre-sale through Vivino on The pre-sale orders will start shipping on June 25, 2024 and will go on sale in the United States to leading retailers in July 2024.

Dolly Parton on the Close Up Stage at Fan Fair X on Thursday, June 6 during CMA Fest 2024 in downtown Nashville; Photo by Natasha Moustache/CMA
Dolly Parton on the Close Up Stage at Fan Fair X on Thursday, June 6 during CMA Fest 2024 in downtown Nashville; Photo by Natasha Moustache/CMA

Rosé, Prosecco And Sparkling Will Also Be Available

In addition to Chardonnay, the initial Dolly Wines range will also include Rosé and Prosecco with a fourth varietal, Sparking, launching in Australia in September 2024. The Rosé and Prosecco will be released in Fall 2024 to retailers across the United Kingdom.

“We are beyond excited to bring Dolly Wines to the world,” Accolade Wines Chief Marketing Officer, Sandy Mayo said. “Dolly herself was involved in all aspects of each wine, and we think they capture her captivating sense of fun and sparkle perfectly. Like the lady herself, we think everyone, everywhere will love it. Go ahead, pour yourself a cup of ambition!”

Dolly Parton also has a cookbook in the works, a hotel being built in Nashville, a new family-centered album and docu-series on the way and more. For more information about Dolly Parton’s latest announcements, visit

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Madeleine O’Connell graduated from North Central College with a bachelors degree in Journalism and Broadcast Communications before deciding to pursue her studies further at DePaul University. There, she earned her masters degree in Digital Communication & Media Arts. O’Connell served as a freelance writer for over two years while also interning with the Academy of Country Music, SiriusXM and Circle Media and assisting with Amazon Music’s Country Heat Weekly podcast. In addition to Country Now, she has been published in American Songwriter, Music Mayhem, and Holler.Country. Madeleine O’Connell is a member of the Country Music Association and the Academy of Country Music.