Parton Will Play ‘Red, White and Bluegrass’ Benefit New Year’s Eve

Dolly Parton will play a concert New Year’s Eve in Nashville to provide scholarships for families of victims of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks. “The Red, White and Bluegrass Concert” at the Grand Ole Opry House will feature Parton with an “all-star acoustic band,” according to a news release. “I wanted to show my true colors, which are red, white and blue, by being a good American and a good Samaritan,” she says. Money will go to the Families of Freedom Scholarship Fund. Guest artists and ticket information will be announced later. Parton says she would like to do an ongoing series of concerts featuring talent from the bluegrass and roots music community to benefit the fund. Bill Clinton and Bob Dole head up a $100 million fundraising campaign to support the scholarship fund.