Country music legend Dolly Parton is bringing awareness to Breast Cancer this Saturday, October 24th. Parton will be playing a benefit concert at the Country Music Hall of Fame at the CMA Theatre.
Kiss Breast Cancer Goodbye will feature a special acoustic performance between Parton and her longtime musical director Kent Wells. Proceeds will go to the Susan G. Komen Breast Cancer Foundation. Special celebrity guests Todd and Julie Chrisley, Dennis Quaid, Collin Raye, and Linda Davis. Other guests include Artimus Pyle, and Nelson, who will also be in the house.
She writes on her Twitter page, “I am thrilled to be performing some of my greatest hits for such a worthy cause. Breast cancer has touched every single one of us in some capacity so I hope we can raise some good money and help fight this horrible disease, so bring your checkbooks!”
President and CEO of Susan G. Komen says, “We are incredibly grateful to everyone involved in Kiss Breast Cancer Goodbye and cannot wait for this fantastic show. Funds raised by this event will help us accelerate the pace of progress and ensure that everyone living with breast cancer today can get the care they need. Together, we can ensure that no one faces this disease alone.”
Dolly Parton’s First Show Back
Tickets are available at kissbreastcancergoodbye.com and ticket prices range from $165 to $1,100 and wear your finest black tie. This is Parton’s first performance since 2016 after her Pure & Simple Tour. The Pure & Simple Tour proceeded the songstresses double-disc record “Pure & Simple with Dolly’s Biggest Hits.”
Kiss Breast Cancer Goodbye is a night of purely acoustic music and will host an hour of Parton’s biggest hits and performances.
Dolly Parton Did What?
Dolly Parton is known for her gracious and down-to-earth personality. She’s also known for some other crazy stuff as well. She told Rolling Stone in 1980 that she almost caused a car crash by flashing the car on a night out with Judy Ogle. She says, “Well, Judy started doin’ silly little things – they started givin’ me the finger or something. Then it got to where we were trying to top each other. Judy thought she was gonna flash me; she started unbuttoning her blouse. Anyhow, I just pulled up my shirt and I flashed them with one of them. Well, they just about wrecked; they just about died because they thought it was so funny. So anyhow, they did something else, and the next time around, I mooned them!”