Dolly Parton Announces First Full Nashville Concert Since 2002

(Radio.com) Though Dolly Parton's namesake theme park is 200 miles east of Nashville, the country legend is one of Music City's biggest icons, having lived in the city since 1964 and having become a member of the Grand Ole Opry in 1969.

But, as Rolling Stone points out, concerts from Parton in Nashville have been a rarity since the beginning of this century, with her last concert at the city's Ryman Auditorium taking place 13 years ago.

But that will all change on July 31, when Parton returns to Ryman for the Dustin Wells Foundation's Gift of Music concert to benefit the W.O. Smith School of Music.

Parton released a statement about the show, saying "The 'Gift of Music' is something that runs deep within my kin folks. I love and cherish the Ryman and I am really excited to perform there to help raise money for the Dustin Wells Foundation." Read more here.

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