Dolly Parton has been announced as the latest headliner booked for the 2008 SXSW Music Festival. From the announcement:
SXSW is pleased to announce that Dolly Parton will perform on the BMI showcase at the Austin Music Hall on Friday, March 14. An internationally renowned superstar, the iconic and irrepressible Parton has contributed countless treasures to the world of music entertainment, penning classic songs such as “Jolene,” “Coat of Many Colors,” and her mega-hit “I Will Always Love You.” The American singer/ songwriter’s new album BACKWOODS BARBIE will be released on Feb 5. This is her first mainstream country album in 17 years and marks the first release on her independent label, Dolly Parton Records, that will focus on quality releases from her catalog.