Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede gets name change

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Dolly Parton is taking the "Dixie" out of her Dolly Parton's Dixie Stampede dinner show.

"Our shows now are identified by where they are located", Parton said.

Join Dolly Parton's Stampede Dinner Attraction in Pigeon Forge, TN for a family feast and fantastic show fun for all ages.

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett tells KnoxNews.com that he's disappointed in the name change from Dixie Stampede. Confederate monuments and statues have been taken down, and in some cases torn down.

"Where the word Dixie came from is kind of a mystery", Knoxville historian Jack Neely said.

"Our shows now are identified by where they are located", Dolly said in a statement. The show's official website has already been changed to reflect the new name, Dolly Parton's Stampede.

Dolly's ditching the Dixie in her popular dinner show.

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"It has added to confusion in discussions about the expansion of our dinner theaters to new locations across the country and around the world", Owens said in a statement.

Filled with friendly North and South competition, thrilling horse riding stunts, spectacular special effects, phenomenal musical productions plus a mouth-watering four-course feast complete with a delicious dessert!

Knox County Mayor Tim Burchett said he was disappointed that the show changed its name. "What's next? Are we going to change the name of Dixie cups and the Dixie sugar company?"

World Choice Investments LLC announced the name change in a news release on Monday.

"We evaluate the show at the end of every season and update and make changes". "Our desire to expand coupled with our desire to stay relevant in today's changing world led us to simplify our shows' names".

The show is set to reopen on January 19.

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