NASHVILLE, TN (CelebrityAccess) — Dolly Parton's first Nashville performance in 12 years proved to be a very hot ticket. According to the Tennessean, Parton's tickets went on sale at 10 AM on June 20th and were gone within seconds, making for one of the fastest sell-outs in the venue's long history.
Parton will perform at Nashville’s historic Ryman Auditorium on July 31st in a show called Dolly Parton: Pure and Simple. The concert is a Dustin Wells Foundation Gift of Music benefit concert, with proceeds from the show going to support the W. O. Smith School of Music in Nashville.
“I think back to all the people who encouraged me and helped me on my way up, and if I can help some young person make music, then I absolutely want to do that,” Parton says in a statement about the show. “Music is important to me and my family, and I’m grateful that so many people wanted to come see the show that it sold out so quickly.”
“I love and cherish the Ryman and I am really excited to perform there to help raise money for the Dustin Wells Foundation. This goes to help many young kids that are part of the W.O. Smith School of Music. Through all of us working together we can make a difference in helping a child feel the magic in making music," Parton added. – Staff Writers