Go Inside the Grand Ole Opry’s Limited-Time Dolly Parton Exhibit

To commemorate Dolly Parton‘s monumental 50th anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry, the Opry is hosting a…


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September 18, 2019


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Dolly Parton; Photo Courtesy of Grand Ole Opry Archives, Chris Hollo

To commemorate Dolly Parton‘s monumental 50th anniversary as a member of the Grand Ole Opry, the Opry is hosting a special exhibit highlighting the legendary entertainer’s time as a member of the Opry family.

Dolly: My Opry Memories is open now through October 31 and features 24 wardrobe pieces worn by the superstar, either on the Opry stage or at events held at the Ryman Auditorium. Additionally, the exhibit includes exclusive photos and rarely seen Opry performance clips.

The exhibit is a must-see for any Dolly Parton fan!

Country Now recently had the chance to go inside the exhibit with Dolly’s Creative Manager, Steve Summers, and her Production Manager, Rebecca Seaver. During our visit, Summers and Seaver opened up about working with the iconic entertainer and everything that went into planning the exhibit as well as what goes into creating Dolly’s fabulous stage wear.

Watch the clip above for a sneak peek of the exhibit and to hear from two very important members of Dolly Parton’s team.

Tickets for Dolly: My Opry Memories only are $17. A $12 ticket is available for those who add it to the purchase of an Opry backstage tour. Fans can visit the Opry’s official website for details.

Dolly: My Opry Memories runs through October 31.

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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.