Nashville, TN – Dolly Parton – Iconic singer, songwriter, musician, actress and philanthropist – announced today that she will no longer be associated with the previously planned water park in Nashville.

“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.”

“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.

For those that are long time Nashville residence, the Opryland theme park which was featured on television and the movie, Nashville, has been sorely missed and many have felt that this planned water park would be the start of a Renaissance nearby to the original park.

– Brad Hardisty, Nashville, TN