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gold album to her long list of accomplishments.
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Reporter Stacy McCloud was at the announcement this
morning and has more about her latest success.
Today was a really special moment for
not just Dolly Parton, but for Cracker Barrel. Dolly's new album going gold may
not be a first for her, but it is for the old country store. Dolly chatted about
the album, as well as all sorts of other topics, from bullying and
homosexuality, to a famous daughter taking the Opry stage!
Evening With Dolly" was released earlier this year, it was a first for the old
country store because you not only got a CD, but a DVD as well! Now the combo
has marked another milestone, becoming the first ever Cracker Barrel album to go
During a reception to honor Parton, she talked about still being
able to make history after so many years in the business.
"You never get
tired of that, it makes you feel like every project you do, if someone
recognizes it, it makes it worthwhile" says Parton.
When you're talking
to Dolly, it's easy to get off subject. Several topics were brought up,
including Elvis week and his daughter Lisa Marie taking the Opry stage later
"Lisa Marie, I am proud of her. That must be a hard place to
be, related to someone that famous. It's great shes being on Opry. I think they
will welcome her with open arms. Elvis has had an impact on everyone,including
me, thank ya very much" Dolly laughs.
Dolly also addressed several of
her songs that have received honors this year. Rolling Stone Magazine recognized
her for "Jolene".
"Jolene in every language, even in japan singing
jolene jolene jolene - laughs - serious a group called pink lady anyway we don't
care what language they sing it in it's been a good one"
The Library of
Congress selected "Coat Of Many Colors" as one of 25 to be added to its national
A song she says is now being used in schools to help
with the issue of bullying.
"That makes me feel good too one of those
special ones god meant me to write so it can help other people too" says Dolly.
Dolly also talked about an independent documentary in which she allowed
17 of her songs to be played. "From Hollywood To Dollywood" takes you on a road
trip where these gay brothers have one goal, meeting Dolly Parton in their quest
for courage and acceptance
"I have a lot of gay fans because they know I
accept people as they are. That ain't my place to judge. I ain't God and I ain't
running for office" Dolly laughs
For more information on Dolly's album
and all her upcoming projects visit
For more information
on the documentary "From Hollywood To Dollywood" you can visit here
Friday, August 10 2012, 11:42 PM CDT
Tishomingo County voters OK beer, alcohol sales
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IUKA, Miss. (AP) -- Tishomingo County is the latest Mississippi jurisdiction to legalize alcohol sales.
Voters approved the sale of liquor, wine and beer Tuesday, reports the Northeast Mississippi Daily Journal (http://bit.ly/13JCcix).
It wasn't clear referendums would pass until affidavit ballots were counted Wednesday.
With more than half Tishomingo County's voters casting ballots, legalizing alcohol passed by 42 votes, while legalizing beer and light wine passed by 73. The county borders Alabama and Tennessee.
Lawmakers legalized liquor at a proposed resort at the county's Bay Springs Lake in 2010, but it wasn't built.
Greene County voters legalized beer sales last year, while Corinth, New Albany and Senatobia have legalized alcohol sales under a 2012 law that allows cities to hold votes.
Mississippi has 13 remaining counties that allow no beer or alcohol sales.
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