Dolly Parton Will Host ‘Pet Gala’ on CBS
Dolly Parton is back to work again, and this time, she is joining some real dogs to celebrate along with some of her music and celebrity friends.
Dolly has announced Dolly Parton’s Pet Gala, a two-hour variety special featuring exclusive performances by some of country music’s biggest names, like Lainey Wilson, Carly Pearce, and Chris Janson.
The country icon said in a statement about the show, “I have hosted or co-hosted many shows throughout my career, but I have never been more excited about co-hosting a show than I am about being part of this pet gala! I love animals. I’ve got all kinds, and of course, I’ve always had little dogs around and big ones!”
She added, “We’re going to have some of all kinds and colors on the show, and there is nothing more fun to me than when little animals do what they do best, and I’m looking forward to it! There is so much fun stuff, and I know all the animal lovers out there are going to love this show.”
Parton will also reveal a one-of-a-kind runway revealing the best in doggy fashion, featuring her most iconic looks as well as embellished looks from Dolly’s Doggy Parton pet line. The show will air on CBS on February 21 and stream on Paramount+.
Dolly will be joined on the pink carpet by co-host Jane Lynch, with runway correspondents Kelly Osbourne and Rachel Smith. The special event will feature performances of Parton classics, including “9 to 5,” “I Will Always Love You,” “Puppy Love,” and “Jolene,” with Parton and Lainey Wilson, Carly Pearce, Chris Janson, and KC of KC and Sunshine Band performing. More guests will be announced at a later date.
The show will feature special guests appearing alongside beloved pets, including Young Sheldon’s Iain Armitage, Drew Barrymore, Kristen Bell, Kristin Chenoweth, Margaret Cho, Neil Patrick Harris, Carson Kressley, Jim Nantz, and Jessica Simpson, among others.