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'Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede' dropping 'Dixie' from name

It will become 'Dolly Parton's Stampede'

Dolly Parton speaks during SiriusXM presents Dolly Parton On Kids Place Live at Nashville Music City Theatre On October 9, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for SiriusXM)
Dolly Parton speaks during SiriusXM presents Dolly Parton On Kids Place Live at Nashville Music City Theatre On October 9, 2017 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Terry Wyatt/Getty Images for SiriusXM) (Getty Images)

PIGEON FORGE, Tenn. – As the company that operates "Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede" looks to expand the product, it will drop the word "Dixie" from the show's name.

World Choice Investments LLC announced the name change in a news release on Monday. 

“Our shows currently are identified by where they are located,” Parton said. “Some examples are Smoky Mountain Adventures or Dixie Stampede. We also recognize that attitudes change and feel that by streamlining the names of our shows, it will remove any confusion or concerns about our shows and will help our efforts to expand into new cities.”

"Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede" will now be known as "Dolly Parton's Stampede."

“There is interest in several parts of the United States and internationally to host one of our unique dinner attraction shows,” Jim Rule, World Choice Investments CEO, said. “We provide spectacular family entertainment at a great value. We continually listen to our guests and our desire to expand coupled with our desire to stay relevant in today’s changing world led us to simplify our shows’ names.”

The Stampede's website has been updated to reflect the name change, while the Facebook page has a new profile picture and cover photo, although the name remains "Dixie Stampede" for now. 


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