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Dolly Parton No Longer Involved in Creation of a Nashville Water Park

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Country icon Dolly Parton and her Dollywood company will no longer be associated with the previously planned water park in Nashville. Parton issued a short statement via her publicists, revealing that she would not be moving forward with Gaylord Entertainment for the development of the park, despite the fact she loves Music City.

“Gaylord makes decisions that they feel are good for their company and their stockholders and I have to make decisions based on what is best for me and the Dollywood Company,” said Parton. “Governor Haslam, Mayor Dean, and all the folks in government have been great to work with. I really appreciate their support through this process.”

She made sure to let the people of Nashville know of her love for the city and she hopes that the work already completed won’t be for naught. “I think everyone knows I love Nashville and I hope the work we’ve already done will spark more family entertainment in Nashville,” Parton added.

Parton owns and operates Dollywood, a popular amusement park in Pigeon Forge, Tennessee. The future of the Nashville park and how Parton and Dollywood pulling out will affect the progress, if at all, is unknown.

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