Exclusive: See 5 outfits Dolly Parton is lending to her new Grammy Museum exhibit


Dollywood’s coming to Hollywood.

Well, at least a glam trunk of Dolly Parton’s wardrobe is. Ahead of this year’s Grammy Awards (Feb. 10), Parton is opening her personal archive to share iconic looks from her career with the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles.

The exhibit is in conjunction with a major honor: Two nights before the Grammys, Parton will be honored at the 2019 MusiCares Person of the Year tribute. (Past honorees include Fleetwood Mac, Tom Petty and Bob Dylan.)

What is Dolly bringing to the movie capital? The exhibit, called Diamond in a Rhinestone World: The Costumes of Dolly Parton, will offer a retrospective of Parton’s career and most iconic fashion moments. It’s also the first exhibit Parton has had in the U.S. outside of her popular Tennessee theme park.

USA TODAY has a sneak peek of five major outfits Parton is sharing.

All hail the woman in hot pink! “Backwoods Barbie” marked the beginning of an era for Parton. The 2008 effort was her 40th solo album and her first mainstream country release in over a decade. “Backwoods Barbie” was also the first album released on Parton’s Dolly Records imprint. Since then, the label has been home to Parton’s projects including “Better Day,” “Blue Smoke” and her children’s album, “I Believe In You.”

When Dolly premieres a movie in Hollywood, she makes the most of it. This dress is heading to the Grammy Museum next month.

Parton collaborated with Linda Perry on six new songs for the soundtrack of Netflix’s “Dumplin’,” the beauty pageant comedy starring Jennifer Aniston. The movie went on to earn Parton a Golden Globe nomination for best original song for “Girl in the Movies.” Sadly, the track missed out on an Oscar nomination this week.

Parton wore this fitted white gown with sequin details and cutouts around the neckline in her music video for “Home.” In the song, she sings: “I’ve gone fishin’ with my pole at the fishin’ hole / Where I can lay down my heavy load / And know that I am always welcome home.”

Parton grew up in Sevierville, Tennessee, where denim is more common than diamonds and fishing is plentiful. Thanks to her, so are jobs. Parton’s theme park Dollywood, located in nearby Pigeon Forge, Tennessee, is the county’s top employer.