Old School Americana & Nostalgia

People

Dolly Parton Donated a Staggering Amount to Salvation Army Ahead of Her Halftime Performance

Dolly Parton Donated a Staggering Amount to Salvation Army Ahead of Her Halftime Performance

Dolly Parton and NFL fans alike are still raving over the Country Queen’s halftime performance on Thursday night. Charlotte Jones, Executive Vice President and Chief Brand Officer of the Cowboys revealed that Parton brought not only her exceptional talents but also her generosity to the town.

Parton made a remarkable donation of $1 million to the Salvation Army Red Kettle Campaign, coinciding with the Thanksgiving Day game against the Washington Commanders. “[The Dallas Cowboys] finally have Dolly Parton the most iconic performer on the planet. We are so excited to help her launch her Rockstar album. We get to hear some of her old favorites and some of her new ones,” Jones was quoted as saying by Fox 5.

In the announcement, Jerry Jones, the owner, president, and general manager of the Cowboys, even playfully alluded to Parton’s remarkable generosity. “If the Cowboys could play anywhere as great as professional as the Salvation Army is and helping Dallas because the money that is donated here stays here … if we could do that, we would win a Super Bowl every year,” Jones quipped.

Dolly Parton’s Donation Ahead of Her Halftime Performance Shouldn’t Come as a Surprise

The Queen of Country’s donation shouldn’t come as a surprise. Of course, Dolly is no stranger to charity. Parton’s Dollywood Foundation is dedicated to philanthropic endeavors, including the esteemed Imagination Library. This initiative, established in honor of Parton’s father Robert, who faced illiteracy, aims to foster literacy among children. Every month, Imagination Library distributes over two million free books to children in the US and abroad.

Parton blew fans away on Thursday with the 77-year-old’s mesmerizing performance and eye-catching ensemble. She donned a breathtaking cheerleader outfit, consisting of stylish shorts and a crop top, layered over a shimmering nude bodysuit. This attention-grabbing attire took center stage during the halftime show at the Dallas Cowboys versus Washington Commanders match.

Parton kicked off the halftime show with her two of her standards. She belted out “Jolene,” before smoothly transitioning to “9 to 5.” She then brought down the house with her cover of Queen’s iconic anthem, “We Are the Champions.”

Last month, it was announced that Parton would be the halftime performer for this year’s Thanksgiving Day game. In a press statement, she expressed her gratitude for the partnership with The Salvation Army, calling it “an honor.”

On November 17, the singer-songwriter released her long-awaited album, Rockstar. This highly anticipated album features a remarkable collection of 30 tracks, blending covers with her own original compositions.