Posted by: Murray Gordon | November 11, 2009

Dolly Parton promotes Microsoft, IE8 and Web slices

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,

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


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.


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



Thanks for checking out this post!


Murray Gordon
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