Dolly, stars & fans gather for ‘Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings: Jolene’ red carpet premiere at Dollywood

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PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. (WATE) – A warm East Tennessee welcome happened at the red carpet premiere in Dollywood for “Dolly Parton’s Heartstrings,” an eight-part series based on the songs of country music legend Dolly Parton.

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The full series doesn’t come out on Netflix until next month, but a Dollywood-style premiere is showing an exclusive screening for one of Dolly’s iconic songs, “Jolene.”

The first 500 fans into the gates were expected to be given red carpet passes for the premiere, with the stars, filmmakers and Dolly herself arriving to walk the red carpet around 6 p.m. and just prior to the screening.

The premiere screening of “Jolene” began at 7 p.m.

A full film festival of all eight episodes of the series will be shown at Dollywood Wednesday.

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