Dolly Parton’s Stampede

Dolly is quite a business lady. According to the internet she is worth over $600 million. WOW! What a feat for a country girl. In traveling this area everything is Dolly, however it should be and the State of Tennessee needs to honor her for all she has done for their economy with her enterprises. Go, Dolly!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Stampede was another of Dolly’s ventures. Here Dolly has developed a dinner show with covered wagons, dancing ladies in formal dresses, a magic show, and comedians. There is a friendly rivalry between North and South with the arena split in half. While done in fun I found this irritating.

Food was tasty with delicious soup, corn bread, a small baked chicken, pork slice, and apple dumpling desert. Then there was unlimited sweet tea or lemonade. Service was excellent and prompt with waiters and waitresses scurry between the aisles in the dark arena.

All in all a fun night at $80 per person for the meal, and 2 hours of entertainment.

Dolly Parton

Dolly Parton is a country music icon and living legend. She sings, writes songs, acts, authors books and is an American businesswoman. Born in Locust Ridge, Tennessee, to a poor family of 12 children she began writing songs at age 10 after receiving her first guitar. From there she began singing in church and shortly thereafter a career was born.

She is known for her sensitive songs and soft vocals and has won numerous awards throughout her career. In 1999, she was inducted into the Country Music Hall of Fame.

On another front she is known for her wide humanitarian efforts and generosity. And in 1986 she developed the Dollywood Theme Park in her home town of Pigeon Forge where 3 million people visit annually.

Currently, she is 74 years young and still on the concert tour actively performing. She has no children and has been married to her husband, Carl, for over 50 years.

Go, Dolly!