Stars stepping up for Dolly Parton Smoky Mountain telethon next week

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NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WDEF) Dolly Parton has lined up her first stars and media partners for a telethon to benefit Sevier County fire victims.

“Smoky Mountains Rise: A Benefit for the My People Fund” will happen next Tuesday (Dec. 13) at 8 PM.

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Reba McEntire, Kenny Rogers and Alison Krauss have agreed to join Dolly on the show.

More guests will be announced over the next week.

The show will air on Great American Country on TV, plus several radio and online options, including iHeart Media digital, Cumulus Media’s NASH Nights Live and several newspaper websites across the state.



And more platforms will be announced later.

“My home in the Smoky Mountains of Tennessee is some place special,” Parton said. “Wildfires have affected many of the people—my people—who live in those beautiful mountains. We want to provide a hand up to those families who have lost everything in the fires. I know it has been a trying time for my people and this assistance will help get them back on their feet.”

The My People Fund will provide $1,000 each month to Sevier County families who were burned out.

During the telethon, viewers will be asked to call 1-866-CARE MORE to donate to the My People Fund.

And you can always donate at dollywoodfoundation.org