Industry Ink: Dolly Parton, CAA, Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series
Dolly! All Access Pop-Up Store To Launch During ACM Awards Week
Dolly Parton will have an exclusive, limited-run pop-up store, Dolly! All Access, up during ACM Awards Week (May 9-14, 2023) at The Star in Frisco, Texas. The global superstar is bringing her brand partners together for a custom, curated shopping experience. Parton will also join Garth Brooks as they host the 58th Academy of Country Music Awards on May 11 from The Ford Center in Frisco, Texas.
Open May 9-14, Dolly! All Access will feature products including pre-order opportunities for her Rockstar album and Behind The Seams: My Life In Rhinestones book along with new fragrance collections, pet toys and accessories, and Patron’s children’s book, Dolly Parton’s Billy The Kid Makes It Big.
The limited-run pop-up will also feature virtual card experiences, a themed baking collection, vinyl subscription options, and line of eco-friendly disposable party supplies. Parton’s signature classic merchandise will also be available for purchase.
CAA, PENCIL Present 19th Annual ‘Little Night of Music’ For Charity
PENCIL, in collaboration with Creative Artists Agency (CAA), presented its 19th annual “A Little Night of Music” on Wednesday, April 16, at the Grand Ole Opry House. Kristin Chenoweth and Adia Victoria performed to an audience of business, civic, and community leaders.
“A Little Night of Music” is a unique collaboration with CAA that builds a bridge between the music industry and support for public education in Nashville. With more than 400 attendees, the event raised over $365,000 for PENCIL, an organization that links community resources to Nashville Public Schools to help young people achieve academic success and prepare for life.
In 18 years, the event has raised more than $2.4 million for PENCIL and the business engagement that supports Metro Nashville Public School students. These critical resources include career mentors, reading and math tutors, school supplies, and even access to support services for vulnerable families.
Runaway June, Sara Evans Support Rock ‘N’ Roll Running Series
As the Rock ‘n’ Roll Running Series celebrates 25 Years of Running, nearly 24,000 runners took part in the running tour through Music City last weekend. Runaway June headlined the St. Jude Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville weekend on Saturday, April 22. Sara Evans performed at the Woolworth Theatre at the St. Jude Heroes Brunch on Sunday, April 23, exclusively for top fundraisers of the 2023 Running Series.
Kymberly Johnson fundraised $18,536, while Sarah Bucciero fundraised $11,781 in honor of her late son and St. Jude patient, Carter. Sue Ellen Henderson raised $81,520 for the 2023 Running Series and just surpassed the $500,000 fundraising milestone after 12 years of participation in this race as a St. Jude Hero. Susy and Ed Meade have raised over $50,000 for St. Jude.
The Elliot family, including Jude Elliott, St. Jude Survivor Samantha Elliott and Team Samster team caption Jamie Elliott, raised nearly $40,000 along with Team Samster.
Runners and walkers hailed from all 50 States and 37 countries, regions, and territories for this year’s events. Several local bands, including the Less Kerr and the Bayou Band, U.S. Airforce Band, Hype Creek, and many more performed live on band stages along the route all before Greg Pratt, Angie Rey and Runaway June took the stage at the Finish Line Stage outside Nissan Stadium as the Encore Entertainment.