Dolly Parton’s Pet Gala: All The Details

Dolly Parton’s Pet Gala is a one-of-a-kind show!

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Lauren Jo Black

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February 20, 2024

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Dolly Parton; Photo by Jon Morgan/CBS

Time and time again, Dolly Parton has proved there is nothing she cannot do, from songwriting to acting and everything in between, and this week fans will get to witness another one of her amazing talents when she hosts Dolly Parton’s Pet Gala on CBS. 

The upcoming event will feature a canine runway show and finds Parton teaming up with co-host Jane Lynch, with additional runway correspondents Kelly Osbourne and Rachel Smith

“I have hosted or co-hosted many shows throughout my career, but I have never been more excited about co-hosting a show than I am about being part of this pet gala! I love animals. I’ve got all kinds, and of course, I’ve always had little dogs around, and big ones,” Parton shares. “We’re going to have some of all kinds and colors on the show, and there is nothing more fun to me than when little animals do what they do best, and I’m looking forward to it! There is so much fun stuff, and I know all the animal lovers out there are going to love this show.” 

Here’s what you need to know about Dolly Parton’s star-studded show. 

Doug the Pug; Photo by Jon Morgan/CBS
Doug the Pug; Photo by Jon Morgan/CBS

What Is Dolly Parton’s Pet Gala? 

Presented by Doggy Parton (Parton’s exclusive collection of dog supplies, accessories, and apparel, and CBS, Dolly Parton’s Pet Gala is A two-hour variety special showcasing exclusive performances by some of music’s biggest stars, alongside a unique runway presentation unveiling the finest in canine fashion. This runway will feature dog versions of Dolly Parton’s most iconic outfits but also elaborately adorned ensembles from Dolly’s Doggy Parton pet line.  

Carly Pearce, Dolly Parton; Photo by Jon Morgan/CBS
Carly Pearce, Dolly Parton; Photo by Jon Morgan/CBS

Who Is Performing On Dolly Parton’s Pet Gala? 

The musical lineup features Dolly Parton performing “Puppy Love” and teaming up with Carly Pearce for a rendition of “9 to 5.” The show also includes a heartfelt performance of “I Will Always Love You” with Parton and Lainey Wilson, and a dynamic rendition of “Jolene” featuring both Dolly and Carly and other special guests. 

Additionally, country star Chris Janson takes the stage to perform “Hound Dog” accompanied by his loyal companion Willie, along with an exclusive preview of his upcoming single. Joining the all-star cast of performers are Joy Oladokun, Grace Bowers, and KC from KC and the Sunshine Band.

Firerose and Billy Ray Cyrus; Photo by Jon Morgan/CBS
Firerose and Billy Ray Cyrus; Photo by Jon Morgan/CBS

Who Else Is Appearing On The Show? 

Alongside the fashionable pooches strutting down the runway in the latest trends in doggy fashion, the show will spotlight special guests accompanied by their beloved pets. Notable personalities such as Iain Armitage from “YOUNG SHELDON,” Drew Barrymore, Kristen Bell, Kristin Chenoweth, Billy Ray Cyrus and Firerose, Margaret Cho, Neil Patrick Harris, Carson Kressley, Jim Nantz, Jessica Simpson, and many more will make appearances during the event.

How Can I Watch Dolly Parton’s Pet Gala?  

Dolly Parton’s Pet Gala will air on Wednesday, Feb. 21 (9:00-11:00 PM, ET/PT) on the CBS Television Network, and streaming on Paramount+ (live and on-demand for Paramount+ with SHOWTIME subscribers, or on demand for Paramount+ Essential subscribers the day after the episode airs)*.

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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.