Dolly Parton Surprises The Crowd At The Newport Folk Festival

July 29, 2019
Dolly Parton

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No one expected Dolly Parton to come on stage. 

Over the weekend the Newport Folk Festival took place in Rhode Island. The line-up included Kacey Musgraves, Hozier, and Jade Bird. There was even a secret performance scheduled for Saturday billed as  “♀♀♀♀: THE COLLABORATION”. 

When time came for Saturday’s big performance it featured many of the weekend’s female artists including Sheryl Crow, Lucy Dacus, Jade Bird, country supergroup The Highwomen, Linda Perry, Judy Collins, and Yola. Then out of nowhere, Dolly Parton made her way to the stage. 

Dolly performed with everyone on stage and played "Jolene” and “9 to 5." She then did a duet of "I Will Always Love You" with Brandi Carlile. 

Check out Dolly’s surprise performance down below. 

Via: Brooklyn Vegan