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I have always been a fan of Dolly Parton. I love it when pop culture and technology come together. If you love Dolly Parton and IE8, here’s some great things to check out.

Check out how Dolly Parton promotes Microsoft, IE8 and Web slices!!!

The Story

One of the most-honored female country performers of all time, the ageless Dolly Parton is an international music icon.  In conjunction with today’s international release of Dolly’s new CD/DVD set, Live From London, Dolly has added a Silverlight-based IE8 web slice to her web site, www.dollypartonmusic.net.

Be sure to check out the web slice and let us know what you think!  This is a 3 tab web slice with the options of:

  • Video Diary – see Dolly’s latest thoughts on video, with the beauty of Silverlight
  • News – see the latest news, fan club announcements, and Dollyisms (like "It costs a lot of money to look this cheap”)
  • Buy Now – view the latest deal from Dolly’s online store, Trinkets & Treasures

Also, Dolly has created a YouTube video about IE8 web slices.  This is a must see!!  Her southern charm comes through with warm and light hearted comments about Microsoft, IE8, and web slices. There will be several new Dollyism’s that come from this video. We’d love to quote some of this, but we don’t want to spoil your upcoming laugh.

Check it out

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Other Dolly facts (from Dolly’s Wikipedia page):

  • The Record Industry Association of America has certified 25 of her single or album releases as either Gold Record, Platinum Record or Multi-Platinum Record.
  • She has had 26 songs reach number one on the Billboard country charts, a record for a female artist.
  • She has 42 career-top-10 country albums, a record for any artist, and 110 career-charted singles over the past 40 years.
  • All inclusive sales of singles, albums, hits collections, paid digital downloads and compilation usage during Parton's career have reportedly topped 100 million records around the world.[50]
  • She has received seven Grammy Awards and a total of 42 Grammy Award nominations.
  • At the American Music Awards she has won three awards, but has received 18 nominations.
  • At the Country Music Association, she has received 10 awards and 42 nominations.
  • At the Academy of Country Music, she has won seven awards and 39 nominations.
  • She is one of only five female artists (including Reba McEntire, Barbara Mandrell, Shania Twain and Loretta Lynn), to win the Country Music Association's highest honor, Entertainer of the Year (1978).
  • She has also been nominated for two Academy Awards and a Tony Award.

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Other references promoting the Dolly / IE8 video and web slice:

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Thanks for checking out this post!

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Posted on Wednesday, November 11, 2009 10:24 AM | Back to top


Comments on this post: Dolly Parton promotes Microsoft, IE8 and Web slices

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Yeah.. I just drop by her site, and the design is awesome. I am a web designer by profession and I must say that I was quite impressed. I provide some website designs for accountants in my local area and this is something that can help me in my brainstorming for my clients projects. - Jon
Left by Jon on Mar 01, 2010 2:05 AM

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lovely lady. the ageless Dolly Parton is an international music icon.. Bankruptcy Lawyer Miami | Bankruptcy Lawyer Miami
Left by daniel on Apr 11, 2010 1:34 PM

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i got one of her album in my house..
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Left by mary on Apr 11, 2010 1:39 PM

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Personally I'm not a country music lover. More of an aging Classic Rocker :P.

That said... That lady gots really nice slices. :)

Really a great job on the site.

I only installed IE 8 for the new functionality. Very impressive. I still use Firefox most of the time, but I'm definitely designing to IE8 now.

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Left by Kenny Marshall on Apr 15, 2010 1:13 PM

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I need to read all the suggestions
Left by activekita on May 06, 2010 7:48 PM

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Of course she can promote it, why not. She is getting pay for it.
Left by Corregir la eyaculación precoz on May 28, 2010 9:34 PM

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Awesome web site, great posts, keep on writing
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Thank you for sharing this information. This was a great post to come by. I cant wait to catch the next one.
Left by Make money online free on Jun 08, 2010 1:21 AM

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I definitely enjoying every little bit of it and I have you bookmarked to check out new stuff you post.
Left by Girl in a Push up Bra on Jul 23, 2010 9:46 AM

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glad to have visited your site, thank you for sharing
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