In an effort to deliver the holly, jolly, Dolly Christmas we all rightfully deserve this year, Pandora LIVE presented the can’t-miss virtual holiday performance of the season starring Dolly Parton herself, along with some special guests, on December 4.
During the free event, Dolly was joined on the Pandora LIVE stage by Tasha Cobbs Leonard, Brett Eldredge, and Carly Pearce, which SiriusXM subscribers can hear on air across multiple channels starting (scroll for the full broadcast schedule).
Taking place in a Nashville studio majestically decorated for the holidays, the evening featured each artist performing classic holiday tunes backed by Dolly’s longtime band members. Throughout the evening, guest artists also recalled their favorite memories of Dolly and talked about their favorite holiday traditions. Additionally, children around the country joined the special to act as interviewers during a Dear Dolly segment.
Full Broadcast Schedule
December 15 at 9pm ET
December 16 at 9am and 3pm ET
December 17 at 12pm and 6pm ET
December 18 at 9pm ET
December 17 at 3am ET
Christmas Eve at 9pm ET
Christmas Day at 6pm ET
December 18 at 6pm ET
December 19 at 10am ET
December 20 at 8am and 8pm ET
To stay in the holiday spirit, attendees can tune into Pandora’s Christmas Radio and Holiday Hits stations now including Modes, a new feature that allows users to customize their station listening experience based on a musical theme.
Dolly Parton — an 11-time GRAMMY Award winner and member of the Grand Ole Opry since 1969 — is the first country artist to top the Billboard charts with 20 singles across seven consecutive decades (from the 1960s through 2020). For her Pandora LIVE special, she’ll be performing tracks from her latest release A Holly Dolly Christmas, which debuted at No. 1 on Billboard’s Country Albums and Holiday Albums chart.
Tasha Cobbs Leonard is one of the strongest voices in gospel music right now, with achievements including 600 million lifetime streams on Pandora, a GRAMMY Award for Best Gospel/Contemporary Christian Music Performance, 13 Stellar Awards, 12 Dove Awards, and more.
Country music superstar Brett Eldredge’s fifth studio album Sunday Drive was the top-selling country album upon release, marking it his fifth Top 5 on the Top Country Albums chart. His fan-favorite Christmas record Glow debuted at No. 2 on the country charts and features the Billboard Adult Contemporary and Holiday Music chart-topping duet “Baby, It’s Cold Outside” with Meghan Trainor. The album has spawned an annual headlining holiday tour, and he recently joined Kelly Clarkson for an original duet with “Under The Mistletoe.” He’s earned 1.5 billion lifetime streams on Pandora and, thanks to Snapple, some of his top listeners will have the opportunity to participate in a virtual meet and greet with Brett prior to his performance.
Life comes full circle for Carly Pearce, who left her Kentucky home and high school at 16 to take a job at Dollywood and is now sharing the stage with her for Pandora LIVE. Carly had the most CMA Award nods for any new artist nominee this year for her No. 1 hit song “I Hope You’re Happy Now” and took home the trophy for Musical Event of the Year.
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