Country superstar Dolly Parton was honored during the 50th annual Country Music Association Awards on Wednesday in Nashville.
And later this month, she will be in New Orleans. Her “Pure and Simple Tour” — in support of her new album of the same name — hits the Smoothie King Center on Nov. 30. Tickets start at $40 and are available at Ticketmaster.com.
Parton was the recipient of the Willie Nelson Lifetime Achievement Award. During her acceptance speech, she poked fun at Nelson’s open use of marijuana. She made a post referencing the speech on her Facebook page.
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She was also the subject of a tribute featuring Jennifer Nettles, Pentatonix, Kacey Musgraves, Reba McEntire, Carrie Underwood and Martina McBride in a four-song medley that concluded with “I Will Always Love You.”