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I Do! I Did! And I Do Again! It's Official, Dolly Parton Renews Her Vows Of 50 Years To Carl Dean

Parton to Sell Ceremony Photos to Benefit Children's Charities
Dolly Parton and Carl Dean, who recently celebrated a sweet milestone of 50 years of marriage, will be releasing photos from their renewal ceremony to the highest bidder to benefit children's charities. The couple tied the knot on May 30, 1966, and for their golden wedding anniversary, they renewed their vows during a private ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee.

"If I had it to do all over, I'd do it all over again, and we did," says Dolly Parton. "I'm dragging him kicking and screaming into the next 50 years. Wish us luck. In all honesty, the only way I was able to get Carl to do any of this in the first place was that it was a great opportunity for us to raise money for some very worthy causes."

Carl Dean, a man who has stayed out of the spotlight for many years, will soon be seen by all. In addition to being photographed, Carl has also agreed to do his first interview, where fans have submitted questions and Dolly has asked the questions. This exclusive interview will soon be released to coincide with the photos.

"My first thought was I'm gonna marry that girl," says Carl Dean reacting to the first time seeing Dolly at the Wishy Washy Laundromat. "My second thought was, Lord she's good lookin'. And that was the day my life began. I wouldn't trade the last 50 years for nothing on this earth."

The country icon will be selling those photos, which include images of her rarely seen husband Carl Dean. Interested outlets looking to obtain rights to the images can email:

Parton recently kicked off the Pure & Simple Tour,' her largest North American tour in more than 25 years. Just a week after Parton announced the first leg, many shows have limited tickets available and additional dates have been added through November. CLICK HERE to purchase tickets and VIP packages.

July 19 US Cellular Center - Cedar Rapids, Iowa

July 20 Grand Casino Hinckley - Hinckley, Minn.

July 23 Deadwood Mountain - Deadwood, S.D.

July 26 UCCU Center - Orem, Utah

July 27 Red Rocks Amphitheater - Denver, Colo.

July 29 Sprint Center - Kansas City, Mo.

July 30 Scottrade Center - St. Louis, Mo.

Aug. 02 Ohio State Fair - Columbus, Ohio (on-sale May 14)

Aug. 03 Allen County War Memorial Coliseum - Fort Wayne, Ind.

Aug. 04 The Colosseum at Caesar Windsor - Windsor, ON, Canada

Aug. 06 Van Andel Arena - Grand Rapids, Mich.

Aug. 07 Ravinia Festival - Highland Park, Ill.

Aug. 09 Norton Center for the Arts - Danville, Ky.

Aug. 10 Ford Center - Evansville, Ind.

Aug. 12 BOK Center - Tulsa, Okla.

Aug. 13 Verizon Arena - Little Rock, Ark.

Sept. 09 Molson Canadian Amphitheatre - Toronto, ON, Canada

Sept. 10 Foley Fair Grounds - Seguin, ON, Canada

Sept. 12 MTS Centre - Winnipeg, MB, Canada

Sept. 13 Mosaic Place - Moose Jaw, SK, Canada

Sept. 16 Scotiabank Saddledome - Calgary, AB, Canada

Sept. 17 Rogers Place - Edmonton, AB, Canada

Sept. 19 Rogers Arena - Vancouver, BC, Canada

Sept. 21 ShoWare Center - Kent, Wash. SOLD OUT

Sept. 22 Northern Quest Casino - Airway Heights, Wash.

Sept. 24 Shoreline Amphitheatre - Mountain View, Calif.

Sept. 25 Santa Barbara Bowl - Santa Barbara, Calif.

Sept. 27 Valley View Casino - San Diego, Calif.

Sept. 28 Vina Robles Amphitheatre - Paso Robles, Calif.

Sept. 30 Laughlin Amphitheatre - Laughlin, Nev.

Oct. 01 Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles, Calif.

Oct. 02 Hollywood Bowl - Los Angeles, Calif.

Nov. 15 Pigeon Forge Convention Center - Pigeon Forge, Tenn.







An internationally renowned superstar, the iconic and irrepressible Dolly Parton has contributed countless treasures to the world of entertainment. All-inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during her illustrious career have topped a staggering 100 million records worldwide. Achieving 25 RIAA certified gold, platinum and multi-platinum awards, Dolly has had 25 songs reach No. 1 on the Billboard Country charts, a record for a female artist. Dolly has garnered 7 Grammy Awards, 10 Country Music Association Awards, 5 Academy of Country Music Awards, 3 American Music Awards and is one of only five female artists to win the Country Music Association's Entertainer of the Year Award. Making her film debut in the 1980 hit comedy "9 to 5," Dolly earned rave reviews for her performance and an Oscar nomination for writing the title tune, along with her second and third Grammy Awards. Roles in "Steel Magnolias," "Best Little Whorehouse in Texas," "Rhinestone," and "Straight Talk" followed. Dolly saw a cherished dream become a reality in 1986 with the opening of her own theme park, Dollywood, in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. In 1988, Dolly began the Dollywood Foundation which funds Dolly Parton's Imagination Library across America and in Canada by giving every preschool child a book each month from the time he or she is born until the child reaches kindergarten. Currently 60,000,000 books are mailed to children in the US, Canada and throughout the UK. In 1999, Dolly was inducted as a member of the Country Music Hall of Fame. She has her own star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame and in 2004, the U.S. Library of Congress presented her with their Living Legend Award for her contribution to the cultural heritage of the United States. In December 2015, more than 13 million tuned into "Dolly Parton's Coat of Many Colors" and was the most-watched film on broadcast networks since May 2012. To learn more about this American icon, visit


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