Dolly Parton celebrates 50 years as Grand Ole Opry member

Posted: 9:13 AM, Jan 04, 2019
Updated: 2019-01-04 11:26:12-05
Dolly Parton Celebrates 72nd Birthday

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — The Queen of Tennessee is celebrating a huge milestone.

Friday marks 50 years since Dolly Parton became a member of the Grand Ole Opry.

She was inducted on January 4, 1969 fresh off the release of "Just Because I'm A Woman," her first solo album on the RCA label.

The Opry is planning a three-night celebration of her music in October. Rolling Stone reports that the third night will feature back-to-back performances from Dolly and a lineup of special guests.