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Dolly Parton to Appear on ‘The Bachelorette’ Next Week

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Country music stars are taking ‘The Bachelorette’ by storm! On this week’s episode of the show, Dolly Parton lends her theme park, Dollywood, to the bachelorette and her date. The country star even makes an appearance in the episode, which will also include Luke Bryan.

We don’t want to give too much away, but just know that Emily Maynard — the queen bee on this season of ‘The Bachelorette’ — is a West Virginia native and a current resident of Charlotte, N.C. The girl’s got some southern roots! Mayard is a longtime fan of Dolly Parton and really wanted to spend the day at Dollywood for one of her one-on-one dates.

“Being a part of ‘The Bachelorette’ at Dollywood and meeting Emily and her date was so fun,” Parton said (according to Yahoo). “I’m just a big ole romantic anyway so we had the best time, and I can’t wait to see how our Dollywood episode turns out!”

The show features two performances by Parton, including ‘Forever to the Moon and Back’ from her recent movie, ‘Joyful Noise.’ The episode will also show another of Emily’s one-on-one dates, which takes place in downtown Charlotte. Bryan will be on hand there to perform his current hit, ‘Drunk on You,’ and his past No. 1 hit ‘Do I.’

Just this week, Gloriana appeared on the show to serenade Maynard with ‘(Kissed You) Good Night’ — so it’s pretty clear that someone at ABC is a big fan of country music. Don’t miss seeing the genre represented yet again on ‘The Bachelorette’ next week. The Parton/Bryan episode airs on Monday (May 28) on ABC at 8PM ET.

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