Dolly Parton launches bouquets of iconic flowers as Spring 2022 bloom looks like Nashville
Lately, it feels like spring has arrived in Nashville, and it’s not just because the weather has finally turned nice. Country legend Dolly Parton seems to be popping up everywhere, as do those beautiful roadside daffodils.
In fact, she just added another gig to her thriving business plan for 2022 — a signature line of flower arrangements.
In partnership with 1-800-Flowers, Parton organized three bouquets of roses to celebrate both her first novel, Run, Rose runand International Women’s Day (March 8). Run, Rose, Run was co-written by the star with bestselling author James Patterson about an aspiring country singer who hides the secrets of a dark past in her songs, and the book arrives March 7. Meanwhile, an entire album of original songs inspired by the book arrives on Friday, March 4, with songs like “Big Dreams and Faded Dreams” already released. The flowers are also available now, and for just two weeks, fans who order a bouquet also receive a digital copy of the album/audiobook along with a special note from Parton herself.
“I remember as a little girl running into the meadows behind our house to pick fresh flowers for my mum. I loved the smell and the fact that they felt like a little ray of sunshine that I could share,” Parton says of her flower business. “To this day, I feel the same way. I really like yellow roses, but I love all kinds of flowers. So join me and send some sunshine to the special woman in your life with 1-800 -Flowers.com Plant a seed with love.
But if you know anything about Dolly Parton, you know it’s far from the only thing she’s planted and ready to sprout. The Country Music Hall of Famer also announced her first-ever appearance at the massive SXSW festival, where she will talk about Run, Rose, Run alongside his co-writer on March 18. The conversation will be moderated by actress Connie Britton (Nashville, Friday night lights), and immediately after that she will perform songs by Run, Rose, Run (plus a few strokes). It will all be streamed live and for free on the all-new ‘Dollyverse’, which will also host the superstar’s new NFT line.
“There’s almost nothing more important to me than connecting with my fans. And I’m almost always up for trying something new and different,” Parton said. on my very first SXSW appearance, with James Patterson by my side, definitely counts as new and different!”
Of course, Parton will also co-host the 57th Annual ACM Awards next week, taking the stage at Las Vegas’ Allegiant Stadium alongside Jimmie Allen and Gabby Barrett on March 7. The show will stream live on Amazon’s Prime Video at 8 p.m. ET.