Artist Updates: Dolly Parton, Selah, Smithfield

Dolly Parton Plans First Visit To Jimmy Kimmel Live

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On Monday (Oct. 3), Dolly Parton will be the lead guest and perform as part of the Outdoor Concert Series on ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live, her first-ever appearance on the late night program. In addition, that morning, she will appear as the featured guest on The Talk, where she will chat with hosts Sharon Osbourne, ‎Sheryl Underwood, Aisha Tyler and Julie Chen about her new movie, Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors – Circle of Love, and the success of her new album Pure & Simple.

Dolly Parton’s Christmas of Many Colors – Circle of Love, premieres on NBC on Nov. 30. The sequel to the critically-acclaimed film Dolly Parton’s Coat of Many Colors will be available on DVD beginning on Dec. 20 and digitally on Dec. 1.

 

Christian Group Selah Makes Grand Ole Opry Debut

Pictured (L-R): Selah's Allan Hall; Grand Ole Opry Vice President and General Manager Pete Fisher; Selah's Amy Perry and Todd Smith. Photo: Chris Hollo for Grand Ole Opry

Pictured (L-R): Selah’s Allan Hall; Grand Ole Opry Vice President and General Manager Pete Fisher; Selah’s Amy Perry and Todd Smith. Photo: Chris Hollo for Grand Ole Opry

Curb recording artist Selah made their debut on the Grand Ole Opry on Friday (Sept. 23). Introduced by Grand Ole Opry member Ricky Skaggs, the trio performed “Precious Lord, Take My Hand” and “Amazing Grace” at the Grand Ole Opry House.
 
Comprised of Todd Smith, Allan Hall, and Amy Perry, the group has been recording and touring for nearly 20 years, garnering total sales of more than 4 million (album and single units), and eight GMA Dove Awards.

The evening’s lineup also included Cassadee Pope, Chris Lane, Lindsay Ell, Striking Matches, and Grand Ole Opry members The Whites, Connie Smith, Mike Snider and John Conlee.

Pictured (L-R): Selah's Amy Perry; singer/songwriter Cassadee Pope; and Selah's Allan Hall and Todd Smith

Pictured (L-R): Selah’s Amy Perry; singer/songwriter Cassadee Pope; and Selah’s Allan Hall
and Todd Smith

 

Smithfield Teams With Rebecca Creek Distillery

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The duo Smithfield, comprised of Trey Smith and Jennifer Fiedlerhas partnered with Texas-based Rebecca Creek Distillery for an endorsement deal. The partnership comes as Smithfield is promoting their current single, “Hey Whiskey.” The company’s spirits include Rebecca Creek Fine Texas Spirit Whiskey, Texas Ranger Blended Whiskey and Enchanted Rock Texas Vodka.

“Rebecca Creek Texas Whiskey is very excited about our new relationship with Smithfield,” said Matt Appleby, VP of National Marketing for Rebecca Creek Distillery. “So many undeniable similarities make our partnership the perfect fit; from our Texas roots, to the passion and determination we’ve put into our craft in an effort to reach our fans and share what we have created. Steve Ison, our founder, set out to prove that Texas could create a whiskey that could compete with the best in the world. Mission accomplished and the result is as smooth as the sounds of Jennifer and Trey’s harmony. We can’t wait to see what the future has in store for both of us.”

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