Country Music Queen Dolly Parton Gave The Show Of Her Life In Houston On Monday Night Surrounded By Friends And Fans.
HOUSTON (December 6, 2016) As one of the first major country artists to become an outspoken advocate for LGBTQ+ rights Dolly Parton and her caravans; Dolly I, Dolly II and Dolly III (the code names for Parton’s personal tour busses) rolled into Houston to deliver some Pure & Simple listening pleasure for thousands of Houston fans Monday evening at NRG Arena.
Pure & Simple is anything but what the country music icon furnished for her adoring fans that filled the arena for Parton’s stop on her final leg of the North American tour. Feeling more like an intimate ‘family’ gathering than a sold out concert, you could not help feeling the ‘Warmth & Love’ that Parton radiated from stage to concert goers.
With no opening act, the tour ditched the fancy mega-tour smoke and lighting, opting for a more ‘simple’ approach of echoes of cascading white elegant sheer and Parton’s personal trio of musicians; longtime band members Richard Dennison, Kent Wells and Tom Rutledge. No drummer in sight, only the tremendous harmonies of Parton filled the night.
For two blissful hours Parton filled the area with ‘Pure & Simple’ love, baring her signature headset microphone, and in a stunning red sequined dress after the intermission as she strutted from one side of the stage to another leading us on a magicial journey into her classic hits like “Islands in the Stream” and “I Will Always Love You.”
The 29-song set list was not enough for Houston fans. Parton crammed as many hits possible into her two sets. – “If I Had a Hammer” and “Blowin’ in the Wind” among them, but capturing the crowd in a show-stopping, breathtaking performance of “Little Sparrow,” left Houston hungry for more and without a doubt in anyone’s mind, Parton has not lost it. She’s still the only Dolly.