Dolly’s Rags-to-Rhinestones Career Explored In New Ultimate Time Life Collection

Some of the incredible highlights of icon Dolly Parton‘s remarkable career have been curated into a huge, new one-of-a-kind 19-DVD set from Time Life – Dolly: The Ultimate Collection.

The set includes seven episodes of Parton’s early appearances on The Porter Wagoner Show, 22 of her own star-studded variety shows in the ‘70s and ‘80s, to concerts, as well as TV appearances on The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson, The Oprah Winfrey Show, Crook & Chase, performances on the Country Music Association Awards in the ’70s, and blockbuster collaborations with her closest friends, this collection includes tons of rare and unique Dolly footage and bonus features like Dolly’s University of Tennessee Commencement Address and the Imagination Library Dedication Ceremony at The Library of Congress.

The set also includes never-before-seen interviews with Brandi Carlile, Miley Cyrus, Vince Gill, Miranda Lambert, Brad Paisley, Kellie Pickler, Kenny Rogers, Marty Stuart, Lily Tomlin, and Carrie Underwood and a free Bonus DVD with the complete authorized BBC documentary Dolly Parton: Here I Am as well as an exclusive collector’s book filled with photos, Dolly in her own words, and loving tributes from her famous friends.

“It’s been an amazing journey and you’ll find some of my most precious highlights included here in this collection.” Parton said. “Thank you to the wonderful folks at Time Life for putting this together. What a delightful trip down memory lane….just the hair styles and outfits alone are worth a look and I’m surprised there are still any rhinestones left in this world! I hope you enjoy these moments as much as I did.”

The set is not available at retail, it’s only available via direct response or online at


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