Kicking off the 2023 season, Natalie Grant was the first artist to perform in this years Celebrity Concert Series at Dollywood! In a Facebook post from Dollywood, Natalie shares about the honor to be asked to represent songwriters in this concert series and what it means to her to be able to write and perform the songs she has written.
Dolly Parton was also in the park to open their 38th season and to kick off the 50th Anniversary Celebration of her song “I Will Always Love You”. She dropped in to surprise Natalie Grant during her concert and talked about their similar fashion and style! You’ve got to see the moment Dolly makes her appearance, where Natalie claims this experience is one her childhood self never could have dreamed of.
The girls talk about a few things things they have in common, like being neighbors in Nashville. Natalie can even see Dolly’s house from her porch! They also both like to “Have A Little Talk With Jesus.” Natalie and Dolly had so much fun singing this classic gospel song together:
Natalie was in disbelief as Dolly left the stage and asked the crowd “are ya’ll going to put it on social media so I can see it?!” They did and Natalie shared the exciting moment to her social media, calling the experience an absolute dream.
Natalie said that Dolly is the real deal and oozes genuineness.
“She is one of the greatest songwriters of all time, but her staying power is not her songs, it’s her. The reason she has made it all of these years is because she is genuine and real. She lives with open hands and an open heart.”
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