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Hello, Dolly: The Queen of Country Music Comes to San Diego

Here she comes again! 5 reasons to get your tickets now for the Dolly Parton concert on September 27


Dolly Parton comes to San Diego with Pure & SImple, her first national tour in 25 years.

Country darling Dolly Parton is coming to town September 27 with her Pure & Simple tour. The one-night-only concert offers a rare chance to see her perform live. If for some reason you don’t already have tickets (c’mon already!), here are five reasons we think you should call Ticketmaster—stat!  

The respect. With 25 No. 1 hits, seven Grammy Awards, and more than 100 million records sold worldwide, Dolly is country royalty. She’s sure to play her most beloved anthems like “9 to 5,” “Here You Come Again,” “Jolene,” and “Islands in the Stream,” as well as a few new ones. Dolly earned an Oscar nomination for the song “9 to 5” (she also co-starred in the film). The singer-songwriter is without question one of country music’s leading ladies, among fellow legends like Loretta Lynn and Reba McEntire, who paved the way for today’s current superstars like Carrie Underwood and Taylor Swift.

The song. One of Dolly’s most well known songs is “I Will Always Love You,” which was famously covered by Whitney Houston, and instantly became one of Houston’s greatest hits. The story goes that Kevin Costner had always liked the song, and suggested it to Whitney when they were compiling the soundtrack for The Bodyguard. If you’re a true fan, then you know Dolly’s talent extends far beyond this one ballad. And yet, it is still such a bittersweet tune. One of the best. Cue the lighters and the tears! 

The hair. Dolly’s artful back-combed tufts of layered blond curls are nothing short of legendary. The bouffants are worth the ticket price alone. #fakehairdontcare

The joy. The singer-songwriter is known for her boundless energy and infectious giggle. Her music can be simply described as happy music. Her songs are all about love. You will leave this concert in a great mood, guaranteed.

To say goodbye. Dolly has not embarked on a national tour in 25 years. “I didn't know anybody wanted to see me,” says the ever-humble singer, who is now 70 years old. This could be your last chance. We will always love you, Dolly!

Dolly Parton performs at Valley View Casino Center on September 27 at 7:30 p.m.

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