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Dolly Parton to Perform, Speak at Red Tent Women’s Conference

Dolly Parton
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Dolly Parton has a long list of life achievements. In addition to her award-winning career, the singer has been an actress and entrepreneur, starting the 150-acre theme park Dollywood and the Imagination Library, which provides free books to children all over the United States.

Now, the 68-year-old will share her life lessons at the inaugural Red Tent Women’s Conference, which is being put on by her younger sister, Stella Parton. The conference will be held April 18-20 in Nashville, Tenn.

“Coming from a woman of very strong women, I realized at the age of four or five, that if my mother had the power she had to change the world for me, then surely I had that power as well,” Stella Parton explains. “Women don’t empower and validate each other enough.”

The 64-year-old says she started the Red Tent Women’s Conference with one specific goal in mind.

“I created this event because I wanted to give women the opportunity to be validated, without a hidden agenda,” she explains. “We’ve lined up some of the most incredible speakers. These women will share their stories, which will also help us to understand a little more of who we are, so we can take that information home to create and to recreate the lives that we want for ourselves.”

In addition to speaking, the ’9 to 5′ singer will also perform at a special Friday night concert, along with her sister and surprise guests, to kick off the three-day event. Other speakers include Patricia Miller, the founder of the Vera Bradley company, activist Genie James and executive education expert Shayna Humphrey.

The Red Tent Women’s Conference will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel in downtown Nashville. A limited number of spaces are still available here.

Parton’s appearance at the conference comes only one month before the launch of the United States leg of her Blue Smoke World Tour, which kicks off on May 22 in Tulsa, Okla. Her ‘Blue Smoke’ album will be released on May 13. See all of her upcoming shows here, and pre-order her upcoming record here.

Next: The Top 10 Dolly Parton Songs

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