Dolly Parton drops 'Dixie' from Stampede dinner show amid "changing attitudes"

Dolly Parton drops 'Dixie' from Stampede dinner show amid

A big change was made to the name of Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede. Also, Dolly Parton's Stampede's SKEETER & NUGGET™ show delivers a huge helping of family-friendly comedy at every show!

Her Stampede shows are now located in Pigeon Forge, TN, and Branson, MO. "They do not realize the Stampede is a very patriotic, spectacular, horse show with 32 attractive horses as the stars".

A quote attributed to Dolly Parton in a press release from World Choice Investments said "Some examples are Smoky Mountain Adventures or Dixie Stampede".

In a statement, Parton said the name change will remove any confusion or concerns as the show expands across the world.

The change in the venue's name prompted cries that Parton and the show's organizers were bending to "political correctness", a buzzword that essentially means adhering to language and policies that do not offend groups that have been socially marginalized or oppressed.

Stampede also has locations in Branson, Missouri and Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. She said the show never once mentioned slavery.

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"People might have some negative thoughts about the word 'dixie.' There's a battle of the north and south in there, but it can't be called Dixie Stampede?" said Davis.

As the expansion plans take shape, the production team is hard at work updating the existing shows for 2018. "Instead, it romanticizes the old South, with generous portions of both corn on the cob and Southern belles festooned in Christmas lights".

"Some of our guest comments and comments of developers, in markets around the country with whom we spoke, show a misconception of what our show is".

"It's really about that misunderstanding by the developers and others as to what the show is and that affects our opportunities to expand the business elsewhere", Owens said. "Accordingly, we will evaluate the information provided by Ms. Harris in her Slate.com article in regard to our Pigeon Forge and Branson operations".

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