As a renowned country singer, multi-instrumentalist, actor, and philanthropist who has won numerous accolades throughout her career, Dolly Parton is one of the most popular musicians of all time. Among her many accomplishments, the “Queen of Country Music” boasts numerous awards including ten Grammys and eight CMA Awards with 25 No. 1 songs on the Billboard Hot Country Songs chart.
Despite being in her mid-70s now, Parton has continued to captivate audiences with her music and stunning performances. As country fans eagerly await news about whether she will be hitting the road for another tour in 2022 or not, let’s take a closer look at what we know so far.
Parton’s Recent Appearances
It’s been more than two years since Dolly Parton wrapped up her Pure & Simple Tour back in November 2016. Since then, she hasn’t announced any upcoming tours officially. However, loyal fans have had a chance to see their favorite country superstar perform in different events such as festivals and charity concerts worldwide.
In June 2019 – just before the COVID-19 pandemic hit hard – it was reported that Dolly would embark on a new worldwide tour dubbed “Here I Come Again” which would kick off from February through March 2020 across Europe with additional dates to follow soon after globally.
However unfortunate events caused by COVID-19 turned things around for every artist across genres as live music performance came struggling seeing restrictions imposed that lasted well into most of last year before easing up this year towards late spring leading to summer gigs gaining relevance again though notably with reduced capacity venues compared with pre-pandemic numbers.
Dolly has made some appearances elsewhere including hosting an online benefit concert called Smoky Mountains Rise: A Benefit for Hurricane Victims which raised millions for those impacted by Hurricanes Harvey and Irma in December 2016 alongside other artists like Cyndi Lauper, Chris Stapleton, Reba McEntire and others.
Furthermore, Dolly has recently released her book Songteller: My Life in Lyrics which is a deep dive into 175 of the songs she wrote over the course of her highly successful career. She also presented at this year’s Grammy Awards and made headlines due to what fans called an epic meme moment during the awards night held on March 14th.
Dolly’s Personal Life and Plans for 2022
Aside from providing remarkable performances with her signature banjo style and wonderful lyrics-driven songwriting chops that cover topics like love, loss, faith, family life as well as being notable philanthropic work including bringing up educational resources such as Imagination Library through which she gives to millions of young children across various communities access to age-appropriate books each month right from their early childhood years – in January she even donated $1 million towards COVID-19 vaccine research via Vanderbilt University Medical Center – it has been reported that Dolly Parton seeks to live a normal life away from all spotlight despite making appearances elsewhere.
Given that information about whether or not Dolly Parton will tour in 2022 is scarce so far, one can only speculate by analyzing past trends. However much those making such analysis might stop short on specifics since live events have proved unpredictable due to Pandemic-related issues among other factors such as personal matters compromising any feasibility study attempts done especially given how easily artists could shift gears depending upon certain circumstances behind the scenes leading them cancelling or rescheduling dates both locally and internationally unexpectedly leaving ticket-holders stranded without refunds sometimes.
However there are some indications we can consider regarding touring:
· Despite having had a hectic few years with musical performances globally along signing new deals under UMPG Nashville where major name labels include Lana Del Rey – who was recently confirmed will be returning next year for Lollapalooza music festival occasioned over four days across Chicago locales – with a lane-focused interest in releasing more upbeat tracks in the offing, Parton has not to date announced any upcoming tour dates officially.
· Dolly’s official website does have an ‘Events’ section containing listing schedules but it’s currently showing no events from now until the end of 2022, leading some fans to speculate that she might take another year off touring as she promotes her book and charity work initiatives having raised millions after wildfires ravaged Eastern Tennessee towards late 2016.
· The success of COVID-19 vaccination thus far may also positively factor into whether Dolly chooses to tour or not – some other high-profile musicians including Phoebe Bridgers, Bruno Mars among others getting planning for post-COVID shows already well underway.
Considering all these factors and given that things could change at any moment which is rather unpredictable at this point – especially considering how light on information we are – country music fans would do best remaining patient as there is always hope that Dolly might announce tours resuming sometime later provided logistical arrangements can be worked out alongside changing circumstances since only time will tell what lies ahead, particularly during such unprecedented times.